Priority Planning Process

The Rail Industry and Safety Standards Board (RISSB) works to develop and deliver a suite of products and services which benefit our funding members and the wider rail community.

The first step in developing our work plan for the coming year is the priority planning process – our invitation to industry stakeholders to help us determine which products and services will have the biggest positive impact on the rail industry, and which should receive RISSB development priority.

Ideas for new products, services, and training programs are put forward through a formal call for submissions process that is open to anyone with an interest in the rail industry.  If you believe you have a proposal for a RISSB product or service which will benefit the rail community, we encourage you to submit your ideas using our PPP form – Product Proposal and Prioritisation (PPP).

As well as the new publications RISSB develops each year, RISSB’s Annual Work plan also includes a number of publications undergoing ‘Aged Review’.  This Aged Review process is a vital part of RISSB process as it helps ensure all of our products continue to meet the needs of the Australian rail industry.

Voting for 2022 / 23 work plan submissions is now open

The time has come for you to vote on RISSB’s 2022 /23 work plan submissions and tell us which project within the list of proposals delivers the most benefit to you and your organisation.

The list of proposals for consideration can be found here. You can cast your vote on this page.

Voting will close COB Monday, 28 February 2022.

If you have any questions about the process or publications, please email