This Standard describes a set of mandatory and recommended requirements for the nomenclature, design, manufacturing, construction, commissioning, inspection, monitoring, maintenance and decommissioning of rail structures in Australia.

The main purpose of the requirements are to:

  1. provide a uniform basis for compliance with AS 4292.1
  2. clearly and accurately describe each of the essential requirements (functions, performance, design constraints, quality and risk attributes) of rail structures and their external interfaces
  3. promote a consistent treatment of rail structures across the Australian rail industry.