Variation to Licence Area Plan – Darwin Radio – No. 1 of 2014

Link to law: https://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2014L00087

Variation to Licence Area Plan – Darwin Radio – No.1 of 2014
1. Enabling legislation
The Australian Communications and Media Authority makes this instrument under subsection 26(2) of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.
2. Name of Instrument
This instrument is the Variation to Licence Area Plan – Darwin Radio – No. 1 of 2014.
3. Commencement
This instrument commences the day after it is registered.
Note:      An instrument is registered when it is recorded on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments (FRLI) in electronic form: see the Legislative Instruments Act 2003, s4 (definition of register). The FRLI may be accessed at http://www.comlaw.gov.au
4. Variation
The Licence Area Plan - Darwin Radio determined by the Australian Broadcasting Authority on 17 October 1995 is varied as follows:
(a)    on the first page of the instrument after the heading Licence Area Plan – Darwin Radio:
(i)     omit the sub-heading “DETERMINATION”;
(ii)   number the five paragraphs of text as clauses (1), (2), (3), (4) and (5);
(iii)  repeal the clauses (1) – (5) and substitute the following clauses:
(1)        This plan for radio broadcasting services in the Darwin area of the Northern Territory is made under subsection 26(1) of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.
(2)        Thirteen national radio broadcasting services, two commercial radio broadcasting services, one community radio broadcasting service and six open narrowcasting radio services are to be available in the area described at Attachment 2.1 to this plan with the use of the broadcasting services bands. The characteristics, including technical specifications, of the services that are to be available in the area described at Attachment 2.1 are set out in Schedule Two and Attachments 2.2 - 2.27 to this plan.
(3)        Two community radio broadcasting services are to be available in the area described at Attachment 3.1 to this plan with the use of the broadcasting services bands.  The characteristics, including technical specifications, of the services that are to be available in the area described at Attachment 3.1 are set out in Schedule Three and Attachments 3.2 - 3.3 to this plan.
(4)        One community radio broadcasting service is to be available in the area described at Attachment 4.1 to this plan with the use of the broadcasting services bands.  The characteristics, including technical specifications, of the services that are to be available in the area described at Attachment 4.1 are set out in Schedule Four and Attachments 4.2 - 4.6 to this plan.
(5)        Two community radio broadcasting services are to be available in the area described at Attachment 5.1 to this plan with the use of the broadcasting services bands.  The characteristics, including technical specifications, of the services that are to be available in the area described at Attachment 5.1 are set out in Schedule Five and Attachments 5.2 - 5.4 to this plan. 
(6)        A reference in this plan to a schedule or an attachment includes reference to a schedule or attachment as amended from time to time.
(b)   immediately before Schedule Two:
(i)     omit the heading “SCHEDULES”; and
(ii)   omit the words “Each of the Schedules sets out:” and all six paragraphs marked with dot points that follow;
(c)    omit all schedules and insert the schedules at Attachment A of this instrument;
(d)   omit Attachments 2.1, 3.1, 4.1 and 5.1 and insert Attachments 2.1, 3.1, 4.1 and 5.1 at Attachment B of this instrument;
(e)    after Attachment 2.23 insert Attachments 2.24 – 2.27 at Attachment B of this instrument;
(f)    in each of the Attachments 2.2 – 2.23, 3.2 - 3.3, 4.2 – 4.6 and 5.2 – 5.4, omit the words “Refer to Technical Planning Guidelines” and substitute the words “Refer to Broadcasting Services (Technical Planning) Guidelines 2007”;
(g)   at the end of Attachments 2.4 omit the sub-heading ‘Special Condition A:-’’ and the four paragraphs of text that follows that sub-heading;
 
(h)   for each Attachment listed in column 1 of Table 1 at Attachment C:
(i)     if there is a Service Licence Number in the corresponding entry in column 2 – substitute the Service Licence Number;
(ii)   if there is a Specification Number in the corresponding entry in column 3 – substitute the Specification Number;
(iii) if there is a Nominal Location in the corresponding entry in column 4 – substitute the Nominal Location;
(iv) if there is an Australian Map Grid Reference in the corresponding entry in column 5 – substitute the Australian Map Grid Reference;
(v)   if there is a Maximum Antenna Height in the corresponding entry in column 6 – substitute the Maximum Antenna Height;
(i)     insert the following words at the end of Attachments 2.2, 2.4, 2.11, 2.12, 2.13, 2.14, 2.17 and  3.3:
Special Conditions :-
If a transmitter is sited at a location other than the nominal location, the licensee must ensure that the median field strength of the transmission at the Department of Defence Shoal Bay Receiving Station does not exceed the greater of: (a) the level that would be received if the transmitter was operating from the nominal location or (b) a level which has been agreed in writing with the Department of Defence.
If a transmitter is sited at a location other than the nominal location, for the purposes of application of Guideline 36 of the Broadcasting Services (Technical Planning) Guidelines 2007, the maximum ERP specified is deemed to be 30 kW and omnidirectional.
If a transmitter is sited at the nominal location, the minimum level of service requirements detailed in Guideline 38 of the Broadcasting Services (Technical Planning) Guidelines 2007 are waived in the sector 5 degrees True to 15 degrees True.
(j)     insert the following words at the end of Attachments 3.2 and 4.2:
Special Conditions :-
If a transmitter is sited at a location other than the nominal location, the licensee must ensure that the median field strength of the transmission at the Department of Defence Shoal Bay Receiving Station does not exceed the greater of: (a) the level that would be received if the transmitter was operating from the nominal location; (b) a level that is proven by established operation not to result in interference; or (c) a level which has been agreed in writing with the Department of Defence.
If a transmitter is sited at a location other than the nominal location, for the purposes of application of Guideline 36 of the Broadcasting Services (Technical Planning) Guidelines 2007, the maximum ERP specified is deemed to be 30 kW and omnidirectional.
If a transmitter is sited at the nominal location, the minimum level of service requirements detailed in Guideline 38 of the Broadcasting Services (Technical Planning) Guidelines 2007 are waived in the sector 5 degrees True to 15 degrees True.
 
(k)   in Attachments 2.2, 2.4, 2.11, 2.12, 2.13, 2.14, 2.17, 3.2, 3.3 and 4.2 omit the Output Radiation Pattern table and insert:
Output Radiation Pattern :-

Bearing or Sector
(Clockwise direction)
Maximum ERP

00T – 50T
30 kW

50T – 150T
500 W

150T – 3600T
30 kW

 
(l)     at the end of Attachments 2.3, 2.10 and 2.15 omit the sub-heading ‘Notes:-’ and the paragraph of text that follows that sub-heading;
(m) at the end of Attachment 2.18 omit the sub-heading ‘Notes:-’  and the paragraph of text that follows that sub-heading and insert the following text:
Special Conditions :-
The coverage area of this transmission is defined as that area within a radius of 35 kilometres measured from a point with the following Australian Map Grid co-ordinates: Zone: 52, Easting: 700900, Northing: 8625700. This point is not the same as the transmitter site nominal location.
(n)   at the end of Attachment 2.19 insert the following text:
Special Conditions :-
The coverage area of this transmission is defined as that area within a radius of 15 kilometres measured from a point with the following Australian Map Grid co-ordinates: Zone: 52, Easting: 699500, Northing: 8623000. This point is not the same as the transmitter site nominal location.
(o)   at the end of Attachment 2.20 insert the following text:
Special Conditions :-
The coverage area of this transmission is defined as that area within a radius of 10 kilometres measured from a point with the following Australian Map Grid co-ordinates: Zone: 52, Easting: 715500, Northing: 8619300. This point is the same as the transmitter site nominal location.
(p)   at the end of Attachment 2.21 insert the following text:
Special Conditions :-
The coverage area of this transmission is defined as that area within a radius of 11 kilometres measured from a point with the following Australian Map Grid co-ordinates: Zone: 52, Easting: 702800, Northing: 8631200. This point is the same as the transmitter site nominal location.
(q)   at the end of Attachment 2.22 insert the following text:
Special Conditions :-
The coverage area of this transmission is defined as that area within a radius of 25 kilometres measured from a point with the following Australian Map Grid co-ordinates: Zone: 53, Easting: 206500, Northing: 8398100. This point is not the same as the transmitter site nominal location.
(r)     at the end of Attachment 2.23 insert the following text:
Special Conditions :-
The coverage area of this transmission is defined as that area within a radius of 17 kilometres measured from a point with the following Australian Map Grid co-ordinates: Zone: 53, Easting: 206500, Northing: 8398100. This point is the same as the transmitter site nominal location.
(s)    in Attachment 5.3, in the Output Radiation Pattern table, omit the word ‘150 W’ and insert the word ‘1 kW’.
(t)     in Attachment 5.4, in the Output Radiation Pattern table, omit the word ‘150 W’ and insert the word ‘200 W’.
 
 
 

The Common Seal of the Australian Communications and Media Authority was affixed to this document in the presence of:



Chris Chapman [signed]
Richard Bean [signed]

Signature of Member
Signature of Member/General Manager



CHRIS CHAPMAN
 RICHARD BEAN

Name (Please Print)
Name (Please Print)



Dated this ____________20/1/2014_______   day of  ____________________ 2014.

                                                CJC (initialled)
                                                            …
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Attachment A – Replacement Schedules
Schedule Two
Licence Area Plan : Darwin Radio
Licence Area : DARWIN RA1
Service Category
Channel/ Frequency
Service Licence No
Transmitter Specification No
Attach No
Area Served

National
100.5 MHz
N/A
TS10003335
2.6
Adelaide River

National
98.9 MHz
N/A
TS10003336
2.7
Adelaide River

National
92.1 MHz
N/A
TS1003338
2.8
Batchelor

National
91.3 MHz
N/A
TS10003342
2.9
Batchelor

National
657 kHz
N/A
TS10003323
2.10
Darwin

National
107.3 MHz
N/A
TS1135789
2.11
Darwin

National
105.7 MHz
N/A
TS1135788
2.12
Darwin

National
103.3 MHz
N/A
TS1135787
2.13
Darwin

National
100.9 MHz
N/A
TS1135214
2.14
Darwin

National
102.5 MHz
N/A
TS1135073
2.17
Darwin

National
639 kHz
N/A
TS10003360
2.15
Katherine

National
106.1 MHz
N/A
TS10003359
2.16
Katherine

National
105.3 MHz
N/A
TS1130995
2.24
Katherine

Commercial
100.1 MHz
SL10167
TS1135790
2.2
Darwin

 
765 kHz
SL10167
TS10003316
2.3
Katherine

 
102.1 MHz
SL10167
TS1136890
2.26
Adelaide River

Commercial
104.9 MHz
SL10168
TS1135791
2.4
Darwin

 
106.9 MHz
SL10168
TS10003318
2.5
Katherine

 
98.1 MHz
SL10168
TS1136891
2.27
Adelaide River

Community
101.7 MHz
SL1130002
TS1135793
2.25
Darwin

Open Narrowcasting
1242 kHz
N/A
TS10003408
2.18
Darwin

Open Narrowcasting
92.3 MHz
N/A
TS10003384
2.19
Darwin City

Open Narrowcasting
90.7 MHz
N/A
TS10003385
2.20
Darwin East

Open Narrowcasting
91.5 MHz
N/A
TS10003386
2.21
Darwin North

Open Narrowcasting
103.7 MHz
N/A
TS10003409
2.22
Katherine

Open Narrowcasting
96.5 MHz
N/A
TS10003430
2.23
Katherine

 
Schedule Three
Licence Area Plan : Darwin Radio
Licence Area : DARWIN RA2
Service Category
Channel/ Frequency
Service Licence No
Transmitter Specification No
Attach No
Area Served

Community
97.7 MHz
SL10165
TS1136814
3.2
Darwin

Community
94.5 MHz
SL10166
TS1135792
3.3
Darwin

Schedule Four
Licence Area Plan : Darwin Radio
Licence Area : DARWIN RA3
Service Category
Channel/ Frequency
Service Licence No
Transmitter Specification No
Attach No
Area Served

Community
104.1 MHz
SL10164
TS1136820
4.2
Darwin

 
99.7 MHz
SL10164
TS10003313
4.3
Adelaide River

 
98.5 MHz
SL10164
TS10003314
4.4
Batchelor

 
96.5 MHz
SL10164
TS10003393
4.5
Jabiru

 
96.9 MHz
SL10164
TS10003372
4.6
Lake Bennett

Schedule Five
Licence Area Plan : Darwin Radio
Licence Area : KATHERINE RA1
Service Category
Channel/ Frequency
Service Licence No
Transmitter Specification No
Attach No
Area Served

Community
102.9 MHz
SL10170
TS10003352
5.2
Katherine

Community
101.3 MHz
SL10171
TS10003353
5.3
Katherine

 
90.1 MHz
SL10171
TS10003354
5.4
Tindal

 
Attachment B – Replacement Attachments
Attachment        2.1
Licence Area - DARWIN RA1
Licence Area ID - 494
Commercial Radio Service Licence numbers:  SL10167, SL10168, Community Radio Service Licence number:  SL113002
The licence area, in terms of areas defined by the Australian Bureau of Statistics at the Census of 8 August 2006, is: 
Area Description

Darwin (SD)

Belyuen (CGC) (LGA)

Coomalie (CGC) (LGA)

Cox Peninsula (CGC) (LGA)

Katherine (T) (LGA)

Cox-Finniss (SLA)

NT CD 014119

Note: 
Standard terminology used by the Australian Bureau of Statistics: 
 (LGA) =  Local Government Area
(SLA)    =  Statistical Local Area
(CGC)   =  Community Government Council
 (CD)     =  Collection District
 (SD)      =  Statistical Division
(T)          =  Town
 
 
Attachment        2.24
LICENCE AREA PLAN :    Darwin Radio
Category :                                                  National
General Area Served :                               Katherine (NT)
Service Licence Number :                         Not applicable
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION - FM Radio
Specification Number :                             TS1130995
Transmitter Site :-
Nominal location :                                     Broadcast Site  Lot 3135 (13) Chardon   Street  KATHERINE
Australian Map Grid :                               Zone      Easting     Northing
Reference                                                  53          207259     8397943
Site Tolerance :                                          Refer to Broadcasting Services
                                                                  (Technical Planning) Guidelines 2007
Emission :-
Frequency Band & Mode :                       VHF-FM
Carrier Frequency :                                    105.3 MHz
Polarisation :                                              Mixed
Maximum antenna height :                        42 m
Output Radiation Pattern :-
Bearing or Sector (Clockwise direction)
Maximum ERP

At all angles of azimuth
1 kW

Attachment        2.25
LICENCE AREA PLAN :    Darwin Radio
Category :                                                  Community
General Area Served :                               Darwin (NT)
Service Licence Number :                         SL1130002
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION - FM Radio
Specification Number :                             TS1135793
Transmitter Site :-
Nominal location :                                     Broadcast Australia Tower  Deloraine Rd           KNUCKEY LAGOON
Australian Map Grid :                               Zone      Easting     Northing
Reference                                                  52          713948     8626662
Site Tolerance :                                          Refer to Broadcasting Services
                                                                  (Technical Planning) Guidelines 2007
Emission :-
Frequency Band & Mode :                       VHF-FM
Carrier Frequency :                                    101.7 MHz
Polarisation :                                              Mixed
Maximum antenna height :                        120 m
Output Radiation Pattern :-
Bearing or Sector (Clockwise direction)
Maximum ERP

0°T - 5°T
30 kW

5°T - 15°T
500 W

15°T - 360°T
30 kW

 
Special Conditions :-
If a transmitter is sited at a location other than the nominal location, the licensee must ensure that the median field strength of the transmission at the Department of Defence Shoal Bay Receiving Station does not exceed the greater of: (a) the level that would be received if the transmitter was operating from the nominal location; or (b) a level which has been agreed in writing with the Department of Defence.
If a transmitter is sited at a location other than the nominal location, for the purposes of application of Guideline 36 of the Broadcasting Services (Technical Planning) Guidelines 2007, the maximum ERP specified is deemed to be 30 kW and omnidirectional.
If a transmitter is sited at the nominal location, the minimum level of service requirements detailed in Guideline 38 of the Broadcasting Services (Technical Planning) Guidelines 2007 are waived in the sector 5 degrees True to 15 degrees True.
Attachment        2.26
LICENCE AREA PLAN :    Darwin Radio
Category :                                                  Commercial
General Area Served :                               Adelaide River (NT)
Service Licence Number :                         SL10167
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION - FM Radio
Specification Number :                             TS1136890
Transmitter Site :-
Nominal location :                                     Broadcast / Comms Tower           Broadcast Australia Site  208 Dorat Rd  1 km SSE of  ADELAIDE RIVER
Australian Map Grid :                               Zone      Easting     Northing
Reference                                                  52          728407     8534696
Site Tolerance :                                          Refer to Broadcasting Services
                                                                  (Technical Planning) Guidelines 2007
Emission :-
Frequency Band & Mode                         VHF-FM
Carrier Frequency :                                    102.1 MHz
Polarisation                                                Mixed
Maximum antenna height                          30 m
Output Radiation Pattern :-
Bearing or Sector (Clockwise direction)
Maximum ERP

At all angles of azimuth
50 W

 
Attachment        2.27
LICENCE AREA PLAN :    Darwin Radio
Category :                                                  Commercial
General Area Served :                               Adelaide River (NT)
Service Licence Number :                         SL10168
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION - FM Radio
Specification Number :                             TS1136891
Transmitter Site :-
Nominal location :                                     Broadcast / Comms Tower  Broadcast Australia Site  208 Dorat Rd  1 km SSE of  ADELAIDE RIVER
Australian Map Grid :                               Zone      Easting     Northing
Reference                                                  52          728407     8534696
Site Tolerance :                                          Refer to Broadcasting Services
                                                                  (Technical Planning) Guidelines 2007
Emission :-
Frequency Band & Mode                         VHF-FM
Carrier Frequency :                                    98.1 MHz
Polarisation                                                Mixed
Maximum antenna height                          30 m
Output Radiation Pattern :-
Bearing or Sector (Clockwise direction)
Maximum ERP

At all angles of azimuth
50 W

 
Attachment        3.1
Licence Area - DARWIN RA2
Licence Area ID - 497
Community Radio Service Licence numbers:  SL10165, SL10166
The licence area, in terms of areas defined by the Australian Bureau of Statistics at the Census of 8 August 2006, is: 
Area Description

Darwin (SD)

Belyuen (CGC) (LGA)

Cox Peninsula (CGC) (LGA)

NT CD 014304

 
Note: 
Standard terminology used by the Australian Bureau of Statistics: 
 (LGA) =  Local Government Area
 (CGC) =  Community Government Council
 (CD)     =  Collection District
 (SD)      =  Statistical Division
 
Attachment        4.1
Licence Area - DARWIN RA3
Licence Area ID - 498
Community Radio Service Licence numbers:  SL10164
The licence area, in terms of areas defined by the Australian Bureau of Statistics at the Census of 8 August 2006, is: 
Area Description

Darwin (SD)

Belyuen (CGC) (LGA)

Coomalie (CGC) (LGA)

Cox Peninsula (CGC) (LGA)

Jabiru (T) (LGA)

NT CD 014304

 
Note: 
Standard terminology used by the Australian Bureau of Statistics: 
 (LGA) =  Local Government Area
 (CGC) =  Community Government Council
 (CD)     =  Collection District
 (SD)      =  Statistical Division
(T)          =  Town
 
 
 
Attachment        5.1
Licence Area - KATHERINE RA1
Licence Area ID - 464
Community Radio Service Licence numbers:  SL10170, SL10171
The licence area, in terms of areas defined by the Australian Bureau of Statistics at the Census of 8 August 2006, is: 
Area Description

Katherine (T) (LGA)

NT CD 014119

Note: 
Standard terminology used by the Australian Bureau of Statistics: 
 (LGA) =  Local Government Area
 (CD)     =  Collection District
 (T)         =  Town
Attachment C – Replacement Technical Specifications
Table 1
 
Technical specifications

Column 1
Attachment Number
Column 2
Service Licence Number
Column 3
Specification Number
Column 4
Nominal location
Column 5
Australian Map Grid Reference
Column 6
Maximum Antenna Height

Zone
Easting
Northing

2.2
SL10167
TS1135790
Broadcast Australia Tower Deloraine Rd KNUCKEY LAGOON
52
713948
8626662
120 m

2.3
SL10167
TS10003316
Radio 8HOT AM Mast Nth Terr Bcers Site off George Rd 2.5 km NNE of KATHERINE
53
205965
8401195
-

2.4
SL10168
TS1135791
Broadcast Australia Tower Deloraine Rd KNUCKEY LAGOON
52
713948
8626662
120 m

2.5
SL10168
TS10003318
Broadcast Site Lot 3135 (13) Chardon Street KATHERINE
53
207259
8397943
-

2.6
-
TS10003335
Broadcast Site 1 km SE of ADELAIDE RIVER
52
728395
8534687
16 m

2.7
-
TS10003336
Broadcast Site 1 km SE of ADELAIDE RIVER
52
728395
8534687
16 m

2.8
-
TS1003338
Broadcast Site Mardango Crescent BATCHELOR
52
719776
8556935
-

2.9
-
TS10003342
Broadcast Site Mardango Crescent BATCHELOR
52
719776
8556935
-

2.10
-
TS10003323
Radio 8RN AM Mast Broadcast Australia Site Douglas St LUDMILLA
52
700940
8625700
-

2.11
-
TS1135789
Broadcast Australia Tower Deloraine Rd KNUCKEY LAGOON
52
713948
8626662
120 m

2.12
-
TS1135788
Broadcast Australia Tower Deloraine Rd KNUCKEY LAGOON
52
713948
8626662
120 m

2.13
-
TS1135787
Broadcast Australia Tower Deloraine Rd KNUCKEY LAGOON
52
713948
8626662
120 m

2.14
-
TS1135214
Broadcast Australia Tower Deloraine Rd KNUCKEY LAGOON
52
713948
8626662
120 m

2.15
-
TS10003360
Radio 8RN AM Mast Broadcast Australia Site Stuart Hwy 12 km NW of KATHERINE
53
195809
8406436
-

2.16
-
TS10003359
Broadcast Site Lot 3135 (13) Chardon Street KATHERINE
53
207259
8397943
42 m

2.17
-
TS1135073
Broadcast Australia Tower Deloraine Rd KNUCKEY LAGOON
52
713948
8626662
120 m

2.18
-
TS10003408
Radio 8RN AM Mast Broadcast Australia Site Douglas St LUDMILLA
52
700940
8625700
-

2.19
-
TS10003384
Telstra Comms Site Blake Street DARWIN
52
699497
8623000
-

2.20
-
TS10003385
Water Tower Woolnough Place PALMERSTON
-
-
-
-

2.21
-
TS10003386
Radio Station 8TOP-FM Dripstone Road CASUARINA
-
-
-
-

2.22
-
TS10003409
Telstra Repeater 8200 Lot 582 Bicentennial Road KATHERINE
53
206550
8398130
-

2.23
-
TS10003430
Telstra Repeater 8200 Lot 582 Bicentennial Road KATHERINE
53
206550
8398130
-

3.2
SL10165
TS1136814
Broadcast / Comms Mast Broadcast Australia Site Deloraine Rd KNUCKEY LAGOON
52
713948
8626662
120 m

3.3
SL10166
TS1135792
Broadcast Australia Tower Deloraine Rd KNUCKEY LAGOON
52
713948
8626662
120 m

4.2
SL10164
TS1136820
Broadcast / Comms Mast Broadcast Australia Site Deloraine Rd KNUCKEY LAGOON
52
713948
8626662
120 m

4.3
SL10164
TS10003313
Broadcast Site 1 km SE of ADELAIDE RIVER
52
728395
8534687
-

4.4
SL10164
TS10003314
Broadcast Site Mardango Crescent BATCHELOR
52
719776
8556935
-

4.5
SL10164
TS10003393
Telstra Repeater Site Gregory Place JABIRU
53
264686
8598275
-

4.6
SL10164
TS10003372
Broadcast Site 13 km NE of BATCHELOR
52
732603
8563263
-

5.2
SL10170
TS10003352
Broadcast Site Lot 3135 (13) Chardon Street KATHERINE
53
207259
8397943
-

5.3
SL10171
TS10003353
12 M Water Tank KATHERINE
53
208316
8401130
-

5.4
SL10171
TS10003354
Comms Centre RAAF Base TINDAL
53
218800
8394150
-

 
 
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