Work Plan

RISSB has published its 2021 / 2022 work plan, which sets out 6 major projects to tackle industry’s toughest challenges, 8 projects to support the National Rail Action Plan that will be delivered over a two year horizon, and 20 publications.

Throughout the financial year, RISSB will be managing the development of a total of 20 publications comprising reviews, resubmissions from previous year’s priority planning process (PPP), AS 1085 series of documents still transitioning from Standards Australia, and projects put forward and endorsed by Standing Committees.

The 6 new major projects will enable RISSB to address key safety vulnerabilities and focus on activities that support our members, while the National Rail Action Plan work is a continuation of collaborative reform projects that RISSB initiated in 2020, and new projects that will over time grow local manufacturing capability.

We’re now also accepting submissions for our 2022/23 work plan. If you have an idea for a new Standard, Code of Practice or Guideline to RISSB. For your idea to be considered, you must complete an updated Product Proposal Form and send it to by Monday, 22 November 2021.

if you are interested in contributing to the development of any of the current 2021/22 projects, please submit an expression of interest to


New Standard Train Control – Application based track work authority systems
New Standard  Signalling interfaces – Interface requirements
New Standard Train control – Network control officer management – Operational requirements
New Standard Railway track materials – Sleepers – Test methods
New Standard Ballastless track systems – Elevated railway, long tunnel and bridges – Performance specification
New Standard Digital Engineering
Review Standard AS 7702 Rail equipment type approval
Review Standard AS 7635 Track geometry
Review Standard AS 7510 Braking systems
Review Standard AS 7513 Rollingstock interior environment
Review Standard AS 7523 Railway roiling stock emergency equipment
Review Standard  AS 1085.13 Railway track material – Spring fastening spikes for sleeper plates
Review Standard AS 1085.19 Railway track material – Resilient fastening assemblies
New Code of Practice Key performance indicators of railway infrastructure
New Code of Practice Management of emergency situations (Network Control)
New Code of Practice Vigilance timing cycle
New Code of Practice Network rule books
New Code of Practice Safeworking for light rail
New Guideline Asset management systems utilised for condition monitoring of rail infrastructure
New Major Project Web based SPAD / LRTAE investigation tool / database
New Major Project 30-year national technical strategy
New Major Project
Best Practice in Railway Asset Management
New Major Project Australian Harmonised Network Rules (AHNR) – Walking in the danger zone
New Major Project Interoperability Checklist
New Major Project National Interoperability Safety Case
NRAP Standard Rolling stock – Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)
NRAP Standard Wheelsets
NRAP Standard Railway – Energy storage
NRAP Code of Practice Noise – Train horns
NRAP Database National Rolling Stock Register
NRAP Standard Rolling stock – Brake disks, brake pads
NRAP Standard Rolling stock – suspension springs and dampers
NRAP Standard Locomotive and passenger vehicle flooring

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