Note—Where written agreement from Council is required for some low impact facilities pursuant to the Part 3 of the Telecommunications (Low Impact Facilities) Determination 1997, either:
- a memorandum of understanding or standard operating agreement must exist between the carrier and Council;
- a separate written agreement is required for each facility.
Note—Where this code includes performance outcomes or acceptable outcomes that relate to planting species selection, guidance is provided in the Planting species planning scheme policy.
18.104.22.168 Assessment criteria
The following table identifies assessment criteria for assessable development.
Development will not cause human exposure to electromagnetic radiation beyond the limits outlined in the Radiocommunications (Electromagnetic Radiation – Human Exposure) Standard 2003 and Radio Protection Standard for Maximum Exposure Levels to Radiofrequency Fields – 3khz to 300Ghz
Development is designed and operated to restrict human exposure to electromagnetic radiation in accordance with:
If for a telecommunications tower
Development is publicly inaccessible.
(a) the facility is inaccessible to the general public;
(b) safety and warning signage is displayed where necessary.
If for a telecommunications facility not installed on an existing telecommunications tower
Development does not adversely impact the level of visual amenity of adjoining existing, approved and planned uses and is located to reduce visual prominence.
Note—An appropriate tool to assess visual amenity impacts is a visual representation. The visual representation should depict the views from existing, approved and planned uses onto the proposed telecommunications facility from predicted vantage points such as habitable room windows and balconies.
(a) is no more than 5m higher than surrounding structures or vegetation;
(b) is a colour that reduces visual recognition in the landscape.
Development ensures that a building associated with a telecommunications facility is adequately screened from the view of any adjoining use or the street.
Development provides a vegetative buffer between a building associated with a telecommunications facility from the street and an adjoining use.
Note—Species are selected in accordance with the Planting species planning scheme policy where identified as screen planting, and are planted to a minimum of two-tier planting.
Development that is a new telecommunications facility is designed to facilitate co-location.
Development ensures the design facilitates co-masting or co-siting with other carriers.