Drafts for Public Comment

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Current Drafts for Public Comment

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Expired Drafts for Public Comment

Once a period for public comment has ended the usual process is for the group that developed the draft (e.g. a Working Committee) to review any public comments on the draft and then work towards consensus on the content of the document, leading to publication of the document.

The documents listed below are drafts on which the period for public comment has ended. These documents are provided for reference.


Connect Outstanding Industry Code

DR C617:2016 (840 KB)

The Connect Outstanding Industry Code sets out procedures between Carriage Service Providers that provide timely connection of a New Occupant’s Access Service where a working Access Service has not been Cancelled at the Service Address and to ensure an appropriate balance between the rights of the New Occupant and the Previous Occupant.

Information on the Working Committee which revised the Code, including the Terms of Reference, can be found here.

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD CLOSED AT 5:00PM (AEST) ON FRIDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2016.


Handling of Life Threatening and Unwelcome Communications Code

DR C525:2016 (906 KB)

The Handling of Life Threatening and Unwelcome Communications Industry Code is designed to provide a standard procedure for the cooperative handling, including Communications Tracing, by Suppliers and the National Relay Service Provider (NRSP) of communications which traverse the network(s) of one or more Suppliers and are connected with Life Threatening Communications or a Pattern or Specified Number of Unwelcome Communications.

This 2016 revision draft of the Code also addresses the need for rules and procedures for managing Unwelcome Communications to Helplines, by adding a new chapter; specifically, for Helplines.

Information on the Working Committee which developed the Code, including the Terms of Reference, can be found here.

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD CLOSED AT 5:00PM (AEST) ON THURSDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2016.


Local Number Portability Code

LNP Code  DR C540:2016 (641 KB)
LNP IT Specifications and Operations Manual Part 1 General, Give Back and Ported Local Number Register Processing G602.1:2016 (662 KB)
LNP IT Specifications and Operations Manual Part 2 – Category A Processing G602.2:2016 (932 KB)
LNP IT Specifications and Operations Manual Part 4 – Category C Processing G602.4:2016 (1,145 KB)
LNP IT Test Plan Part 1 G613.1:2016 (394 KB)
LNP IT Test Plan Part 2 Category A G613.2:2016 (717 KB)
LNP IT Test Plan Part 4 Category C G613.4:2016 (1,223 KB)

The Local Number Portability Code sets out inter-Carrier/CSP operational procedures for the implementation of LNP processes.

The revisions made to the LNP Code and relevant IT Specification Guidelines are:

  • update the LNP Code to remove the requirement to reject a request where the FNN and account number don’t match on a Category A or Category C port notification; and
  • where relevant, ensure that existing validation can continue to match FNN and account number to limit the change only to those that fail this validation. This will ensure any IT and process change is minimised for Carriers/CSPs.

All account validation processes for PNV are to remain as they are.

Information on the Working Committee which developed the Code, including the Terms of Reference, can be found here.

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD CLOSED AT 5:00PM (AEST) ON THURSDAY 21 JULY 2016.

Comments on Local Number Portability Code


Fibre Ready Pit And Pipe Specification For Real Estate Development Projects Industry Guideline

DR G645:2016 (5,841 KB)

The Fibre Ready Pit And Pipe Specification For Real Estate Development Projects Industry Guideline is designed to:

  • outline the minimum standard for Telecommunications pit and pipe installation within Real Estate Development Project to be considered a Fibre Ready Facility;
  • describe recommended processes for the design and installation of pit and pipe facilities for use in a Real Estate Development Project;
  • describe recommended processes and materials for the design and installation of such pit and pipe facilities.

The Guideline has been revised to add content on multi unit and multi building developments, including super lots; clarify the definition of popular Conduit sizes; maintain consistency with other industry documents; and update several of the figures.
Information on the Working Committee which revised the Guideline, including the Terms of Reference can be found here.

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD CLOSED AT 5.00 P.M. ON (AEST) 30 MAY 2016.