On a more serious note this is the sort of unsupported solution that I'd be really upset about if it was approved. We (everyone who pays tax) are paying a great deal of money to have UFB implemented in a way that provides a robust solution for ordinary house and business owners. This sort of install is fine while you live there but when the next home owner comes along you've got a pile of wires and a transformer.
I honestly think if its a secure location, and the chorus service is tested to that location (just like an ADSL test at your ETP) then they should install it to that location. Anything behind that is not the responsibility of chorus.
Just because the ONT is installed on the side of a house vs another structure shouldnt make any difference.
For example. I have a radio network using radio towers around hawkes bay for my rural broadband service. I plan on placing some roadside cabinets around the district soon with small telegraph poles next to them for radio transmitters - exactly like cellphone towers but on a smaller scale and size. Or exactly like the telecom CMAR systems currently in place.
As far as chorus are concerned, they install the fibre to the point where I want. If i run it over ethernet to a house or up a pole to a radio transmitter its still none of their business. Just like they do with vodafone cellphone towers, PCM pedestals or DSL cabinets.
So if i want it installed into a pedestal box at the end of my driveway, instead of a man sized cabinet, then they should be able to do that.
If the next home owner wants to have the fibre installed up to the house, then they can pay for it.