Drafts for Public Comment

In the course of preparation of a Communications Alliance Publication, a draft is released for public comment. Immediately below is/are the current draft(s) that is/are available for public comment. Drafts may be downloaded and reviewed off-line.

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Current 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.

Industry Managed Numbering Arrangements Consultation Paper

CA Industry Managed Numbering May 2017 (355 KB)


The Industry Managed Numbering Consultation Paper sets out the preferred approach of Communications Alliance to take on the management of telecommunications numbering. The proposed numbering scheme would transfer numbering management from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to Communications Alliance, as the peak body representing the telecommunications industry.

The proposal would align with principles for an industry managed numbering scheme under deregulatory proposals in the Communications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation and Other Measures) Bill 2017, currently before Parliament. Additionally, the proposal would align with complementary changes in the Telecommunications (Numbering Charges) Amendment Act 2016.

All submissions received will be made publicly available on the Communications Alliance website unless the submitter requests otherwise.

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD CLOSES AT 5:00PM (AEST) ON FRIDAY 23 JUNE 2017.


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.


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

DR2 G645:2016 (3,104 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 2011 Guideline was revised earlier in 2016 (and released for comment as DR G645:2016) 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.

The draft Guideline has been revised further, including to:

  • address the public comments received in the first round of consultation;
  • add new content on ‘new lots fronting an existing private road (made or unmade)’
  • add new content on guard wires to reduce the risk of damage to copper cables from lightning strikes;
  • clarify the content related to Laneways; and
  • update the content on pit lids.

A summary of the changes between the first draft (DR G645:2016) and the second draft (DR2 G645:2016) is available here (27 KB).

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. (AEDT) ON TUESDAY 8 NOVEMBER 2016.