An ultra-fast rollout for Chorus NZ.
Chorus New Zealand Limited
Ultra-fast Broadband Rollout
March 2012 - Ongoing
Auckland, Wellington, Taupo, Rotorua, Palmerston North, Napier, Queenstown, Greymouth, Nelson, Blenheim, Timaru, Dunedin, Invercargill.
For dwellings that have requested Ultra-fast Broadband (UFB) and are located in a Right of Way (ROW) or a Multi Dwelling Unit (MDU), before UFB can be installed, Chorus needs the consent from a property owner
ROW properties which are accessed via a shared driveway and or a cross lease is where there is a piece of land owned by multiple parties in undivided shares.
Consent means that all interested parties have agreed to Chorus deploying fibre along the access way and gives Chorus permission to access for maintenance.
MDUs are those properties that share a common boundary with multiple occupancies (may be one building or more), including: semi-detached dwellings, apartments, townhouses, some gated communities, some retirement villages and office blocks.
As these are privately owned, Chorus will need consent from property owners or the body corporate to install fibre into and within the building as well as gain ongoing access to connect other users and for maintenance in the future.
Wilson Hurst were engaged by Chorus to gain consents from landowners and body corporates under these scenarios.
What started out as a handful of commercial and residential properties in Auckland and Wellington has grown into a project employing up to 20 staff across three offices and gaining consents from thousands of landowners across many different towns and cities across the country, with the number of locations growing as UFB reaches further across NZ.
Wilson Hurst are constantly evolving to respond to changes in the installation methods. Whether it be timeframes for gaining consents as they are imposed on Chorus by Crown Fibre Holdings, to changes in Chorus Corporate Governance, or helping a large cross section of landowners understand the processes involved in obtaining UFB and ultimately gaining where possible, landowner consent.
- Managing project staff of up to 20 employees across Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch
- Gaining in excess of 6,000 landowner approvals per annum