There expected to be no cost to building owners or businesses for the installation of the fibre.
The majority of the installation will be done via existing conduits and will only require the installation, haling and splicing of cable through underground ducts and into individual buildings. This will have minimal impact on footpath and street traffic, with little to no noise disturbance.
In certain instances, the installation will require the excavation of footpaths and/or roadways to create a new underground pit and pipe assets and the connection of fibre optic cables into individual buildings. This may result in temporary footpath or roadway closures, or partial closures, and some unavoidable noise, dust or vibration at times. While these impacts cannot be eliminated altogether, contractors will engage surrounding building managers, residents and businesses to schedule works at suitable times for all parties and do everything possible to keep any disruption to a minimum.
If any physical construction work is carried out outside a premise, the area will be fully restored once the installation has been completed in accordance with Lake Macquarie standards.