Telstra have officially released a process under which they will accept ownership of Third Party designed/constructed pit and pipe – details below. Therefore, if you want, we can now design for green titled projects with < 100 lots growth over 3 years and won’t have the downside of the assets being orphaned. The advantage being that design/construction cost and timing would be under your control. Telstra require that pit and pipe be fibre ready, built to NBN Co Guidelines and the Communications Alliance Guidelines G645:2011. To formalise the process an acquisition contract will need to be signed for each development, authorising asset transfer. Telstra’s design/construct partner, ISGM, will QA inspect after PC but prior to acquisition and asset transfer. Telstra will also acquire networks retrospectively.