It looks like NSW will have state wide standards for Amateur radio configurations subject to national standards Australian Standard AS 1170 and footings to comply with Australian Standard AS 3600. The main issue that stands out is the height, ten meters. This is half what has been achieved here in ZL in some instances. Most certainly many NZ councils allow more than 10 meters. My own council allows 20 meters with specific conditions.WIA Article Here.
That antenna looks a bit higher than 10m.
ZL Ham's note the tactics used in NSW with letter writing campaigns waged to good effect. NZART has used the same tactic when faced with the repeater lease issue. Recently I had the chance to talk to the Minister, Amy Adams. I have yet to write to Amy after an assurance that my concerns will not fall on deaf ears like the last time my concerns were aired via the PM's office. Long story short. I wrote to the PM John Key about the issue. Mr Key' office passed my concerns to Amy Adams office. When I confronted Amy about the issue she knew nothing of my letter.
I have also made a brief submission to the RMA reform process and I understand the NZART LGLO Mike Newman has made a submission. I am also aware of another Ham who may have made a submission. I have a copy of Mike's submission. It is very well written.
The RMA reforms offer a long term solution to the challenge we face with some councils. In the short term councils need to heed the warnings. Although we have suffered a set back in Wellington, as I understand it, the appeal in Wellington was not successful, smaller councils are less able to resist and others seeing reason and rewriting rules in line with the Tauranga court ruling.
At the RMA reform public meeting in Hamilton attended by the Minister and virtually every council officer of note in the region I summarized the current situation and costs. I clearly stated what needs to happen, national standards set by RSM after a consultative process with stake holders.
So I have a letter to write to the Minister. If you have anything to offer please free to comment or send me an email.