17 February 2004

Satellite dishes on Building 20

Progress on the installation of the infrastructure necessary to receive satellite television and radio services.

The ACT Planning and Land Authority has approved our proposal to erect four large satellite dishes on the roof of Building 20. The dishes are required to receive the signals necessary for us to reticulate satellite television and radio services around the Division. A fifth, smaller, dish, required to receive signals from one of the Optus satellites distributing program material around the country, does not require planning approval.

The proposal now must go to the Buildings and Site Committee for its approval before installation can proceed. This committee is due to meet sometime in early March, and subject to its approval work can begin in earnest shortly after that.

See also the draft list of the services to be available after the work is completed.