The National Rail Safety Data Strategy 2018 – 2022 (the Strategy) champions a single relevant, consistent and quality national rail safety data set that is readily available to stakeholders to make rail safety decisions.
The Strategy has been developed as a partnership between the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR), the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) and rail industry representatives to achieve a relevant, consistent and quality national rail safety data set that is readily available to stakeholders to inform rail safety decisions.
Following extensive consultation, a national data set has been agreed and has been referred, along with the required changes to the RSNL Regulations, to the Transport Ministers for their consideration in February 2022.
**NOTE** NO CHANGES WILL BE MADE UNTIL APPROVED BY MINISTERS.
A number of supporting documents have been developed to clarify this proposed national approach and to give stakeholders an opportunity to familiarise themselves with the proposed changes.
The current documents contain minor changes as a result of feedback and to add further clarity to the requirements. These documents have been made available before final sign off by Ministers in order to give stakeholders an opportunity to familiarise themselves with the proposed changes.
Subject to Ministerial approval the target commencement date for the new arrangements is 1 July 2022.
Current data reporting requirements must continue to be complied with until a new regulation is put in place.
ONRSR will continue to keep stakeholders informed as this work progresses.