This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Monthly Ready For Service Rollout Plan data prior to April 2013'.

21 May 2013 
Mr Daniel Myles 
Sent via email: 
Our Ref: FOI1213/27.06 
Dear Mr Myles, 
FOI Application 
I am writing in relation to your request made under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).  
On 13 May 2013, you made the following FOI request: 
I am seeking the Monthly Ready For Service Rollout Plans (either in PDF or in another suitable format) for the 
months preceding April 2013. 

I acknowledge that there was not one published for March 2013 however prior to the April 2013 being published 
on NBN Co's website, the previous months (Feb 2013, Jan 2013, Dec 2012 and Nov 2012 PDF's) were all 

available as separate documents to view. On the day the April 2013 document was published the others ceased 
to be made publicly available. 

Ideally I would like the monthly plans for as far back as possible. 

Acknowledgment of application 
NBN Co received your request on 13 May 2013 and the period for processing your request commences from the day after 
that date.  For your reference, the statutory period for processing an FOI request is 30 days, subject to any suspension of 
the processing period or extension of the time for deciding the application. In addition, please note that processing charges 
may be imposed and that consultation with third parties may be required. If it is necessary to seek agreement to pay 
charges or to consult with third parties, additional processing time is provided under the FOI Act. Subject to any such any 
additional processing time, NBN Co must make a determination in relation to this application by 12 June 2013. You will be 
advised of any charges as well as any need to consult third parties in relation to your request. 
Information Already in Public Domain 
It is NBN Co’s standard practice to consider information in the public domain as to be out of scope of an FOI request. 
However, we will endeavour to provide you with links to documents that are already in the public domain. In that regard, I 
would refer you to the following link, which contains a very large amount of information, data, maps and so forth relating to 
the NBN rollout, corporate activities, etc.  
Operation of FOI Act at NBN Co 
In addition, I would refer you to NBN Co’s commercial activities exemption (CAE), as per section 7(3A) and Part II of 
Schedule 2 of the FOI Act. As you may be aware, documents that are in relation to NBN Co’s “commercial activities” are 
not subject to the operation of the FOI Act. For your reference, the Information Commissioner completed a review decision 
in January 2012 (the Internode Decision), which provides background and guidance as to the application of the CAE to 
NBN Co. The Internode Decision may be found by clicking on the following link. While I am not making a formal decision, 
nor have I begun to examine any relevant documents, there is a possibility that the documents falling within the terms of 
an FOI request to NBN Co may be subject to the CAE. 
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Disclosure Log 
NBN Co is required to publish documents on its website within 10 working days after the release of the documents to an 
FOI applicant. The information you seek may be published in full (as released to you) or with some additional exceptions 
as per section 11C of the FOI Act. For further information please visit our website and click on the Disclosure Log link. 
If you have any questions or need to discuss your application, please feel free to contact the writer on Tel. (02) 8918 8596 
or via email on  
David J Mesman 
FOI Officer 
A Level 11, 100 Arthur Street, North Sydney NSW 2060 P +61 2 9926 1900 F +61 2 9926 1901