- 1Consultation opens14 Oct 2022
- 2Consultation closes14 Nov 2022
- 3Submissions published23 Nov 2022
- 4Outcome published14 Jun 2023
We received 3 submissions to this consultation, which are available at the bottom of this page.
Our outcomes paper (available in the ‘Key documents’ box) summarises the submissions received to the consultation and provides details on the outcomes we have adopted.
Under Part 4, Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003, most legislative instruments ‘sunset’. They are automatically repealed on 1 April or 1 October that first occurs 10 years after they are registered.
The Radiocommunications (Mid-West Radio Quiet Zone) Frequency Band Plan 2011 supports the Australian Radio Quiet Zone Western Australia (ARQZWA) and its viability for radio astronomy services.
The band plan is due to sunset on 1 April 2023. Our view is the band plan is operating effectively and efficiently. It continues to form a necessary and useful part of the legislative framework.
We want to remake the band plan with minor changes. We would like to retitle it the Radiocommunications (Australian Radio Quiet Zone Western Australia) Frequency Band Plan 2023. You can access a draft of the new plan in the key documents section.