Acma Proposes New Community Radio Broadcasting Services For Wilcannia, Mossman And Tiaro 1

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19 October 2010

ACMA proposes new community radio

broadcasting services for Wilcannia, Mossman and


The Australian Communications and Media Authority is seeking public comment on

a proposal to make FM frequencies 103.1 MHz available at Wilcannia, NSW, 99.9

MHz available at Mossman, Qld, and 107.1 MHz available at Tiaro, Qld, for new

long-term community radio broadcasting services.

‘The ACMA believes that the current temporary community broadcasting licensees

in these areas have generated sufficient interest to consider providing long-term

community radio broadcasting services,’ said ACMA Chairman Chris Chapman. 

‘Before making a final decision, the ACMA is interested in receiving comments on

the proposal from members of the Wilcannia, Mossman and Tiaro communities.’

The proposed changes are contained in the draft variations to the Bourke, Cairns

and Maryborough radio licence area plans and accompanying explanatory


Although temporary community broadcasting licences confer no right nor indicate

any preference by the ACMA for a group to be granted a long-term community radio

broadcasting licence, the ACMA is of the view that if new long-term community

radio broadcasting licences were to be made available at Wilcannia, Mossman and

Tiaro, it is likely that they would be taken up.

More information on the ACMA’s broadcast planning process and licence area

plans can be found at the ACMA web site or by calling 1300 850 115.

The closing date for comments on the proposals is 5:00 pm Friday 29 October


For more information or to arrange an interview please contact: Donald

Robertson, Media Manager, on (02) 9334 7980, 0418 86 1766 or

The ACMA is Australia’s regulator for broadcasting, the internet, radiocommunications and

telecommunications. The ACMA’s strategic intent is to make communications and media work in

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