Cabinet and Pedestal Placement

Our network deployment requires that we install roadside telecommunications cabinets and pedestals on Council land across our network coverage area.

These cabinets and pedestals are core parts of our network and are critical to providing fibre broadband services to the Christchurch community. 

Where a cabinet or pedestal is required on the Council land outside a residential or commercial property, our network build partner (the Network Delivery Alliance) advises the property owner of our plan via a letter mailed to the impacted property. 

Enable and the Network Delivery Alliance are entitled to place cabinets and pedestals outside private properties – please refer to the Ministry for the Environment for further information. 

If you have a good reason why the position of the cabinet or pedestal is not suitable and would prefer an alternative location outside your property, you can contact the Network Delivery Alliance in writing by email or letter within 15 working days of receipt of this notification letter. 

The NDA will try to accommodate reasonable requests to relocate the cabinet or pedestal to another location outside your property, but cannot guarantee that the location can be changed. 

All correspondence should be sent to: 

Attention: Cabinet Coordinator 
Network Delivery Alliance 
PO Box 5503 


Final review of a planned cabinet or pedestal placement 

On rare occasion the NDA will determine it has reached an impasse in its discussions with a property owner. If this occurs the NDA will ask Enable to do a final assessment of the review process followed by the NDA and the selected location. 

You can also contact Enable directly at if you believe the NDA has not adequately considered alternative locations outside your property. 

Enable will advise the property owner directly of the outcome of its assessment and the final decision on placement of the cabinet or pedestal. 

Please read our Review Process FAQs for information that may help you to determine whether to ask Enable to conduct a review of a cabinet or pedestal placement plan.