Co-Development Program

The Co-Development Program was established to leverage synergies between nbn's planned construction and third-party construction projects. The process allows both nbn and the third-parties to actively engage with each other for the purpose of early identification and to leverage viable common build activities.
If a local government or property developer has plans to construct new infrastructure or the road authorities have planned road works, nbn could investigate whether or not installing nbn™ conduits and pits at the same time is possible, where feasible. This may achieve shared efficiencies while minimising the impact and cost for the community.

Submit your co-development project for consideration

Potential projects for co-development may include:

  • Road works
  • Works around rail corridors
  • Construction of major sites
  • Upgrades on communication assets
  • Utility works
  • Footpath works
  • Cycleway construction

Typical co-development construction process

Third-party to commence excavation

Installation of nbn™ pit and pipe

Third-party to complete backfill

How it works

Projects will be assessed against criteria set by nbn to determine whether the project aligns with the nbn™ broadband access network construction plans. Importantly the project must be within the national rollout area.

Applicants are encouraged to register their interest early by submitting a completed co-development project form. The proposed third-party project will then be assessed at nbn’s soles discretion before proceeding with discussions of a co-development.

Still have questions?

If you haven’t been able to find what you’re looking for, simply contact our team.

Phone: 1800 687 626

Resources and guidelines

Co-development factsheet
20 September 2013
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nbn pit and conduit deployment guidelines
12 December 2016
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