I've had NBN infrastructure installed in my existing home and I do have a few concerns about the cable placement process. Just hoping if anyone can provide insight on my situation.
I'm the thrid house in a row of four within a multi-unit development site. All properties are ground level and in a row along the eastern side of the block with a common driveway running along the western side of the block. All four houses are aligned in a north-south direction and all share a common wall with each other.
Where my concern lays is when the NBN infrastructure was installed for the site, a new telecomms pit was installed on the driveway (common land) in front of Unit 2. A junction box (not sure of all the terms) was installed on the external wall of Unit 2 and from there, the connections for Unit 3 (mine) and Unit 4 were made.
As my unit connects directly to Unit 2, the cable connection simply went into my property via a conduit. However, that conduit also includes the cable connection for Unit 4, and that cable runs through my roof cavity into the Unit 4 roof and then presumably down to some internal connection point.
I went into the roof to inspect and the cable is just hanging from the roof trusses and is inserted through a gap between the fire protection wall between my unit and Unit 4.
Now as far as I know, all existing power, water, etc connection for each unit connects to common property (driveway or open space). Presumably there would be some form of easement which controls this aspect too. However, to willy-nilly hang a cable through my roof seems a bit dodge but also I expect causes a few issues in terms of easements and responsibilities.
I'll be raising the concern with NBN and also via my owners corporation, but just initially wanted to see if others had experienced this or had knowledge to share about this matter.
Coincidentally, I am just building a multi-unit development at another site and I asked the builder the question about NBN connection for all rear properties, and I've had a conduit laid in the driveway for their connections. He indicated that had I not done that, then should the rear owners wish to have NBN installed, that they would need to trench the along the driveway.
Thanks in advance for any constructive replies :)