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Replacement to AS/NZS 4676:2000

Replacement to AS/NZS 4676:2000

Replacement to AS/NZS 4676:2000

This standard has recently been withdrawn in Australia.
Does anyone know why it has been withdrawn without the publication of a new version ?
Does anyone know whether there is going to be a replacement ?

RE: Replacement to AS/NZS 4676:2000

There was a draft and comments closed October 2015:

Whether that means there will be a replacement, I can't say. From the outside looking in, the publications of standards in Australia seems a bit haphazard.

RE: Replacement to AS/NZS 4676:2000

Thank you steveh49 for your comment. I downloaded an active-project list (excel file) from Standards Australia web-site. I could not find this standard in the list.

RE: Replacement to AS/NZS 4676:2000

This is what SA says about "Withdrawn" standards:

Quote (SA)

What happens when a Standard is withdrawn?

A Standard with the status of Withdrawn indicates that the product has been withdrawn as it is no longer relevant. Standards Australia will not undertake further work to maintain or update a withdrawn Standard.

The ‘Withdrawn’ status is used if the product is withdrawn and not replaced.

A product may also be withdrawn if it:
•is not up-to-date technically;
•does not reflect current practice or research;
•is not suitable for new and existing applications (products, systems or processes); and
•is not compatible with current views and expectations regarding quality, safety and the environment.

It is still possible, however, for a Withdrawn Standard to be used within an industry, community or by a government if they choose to do so. One reason for this may be because there are no replacement technical documents readily available.

Withdrawn Standards may still be purchased from SAI Global.

That seems pretty unsatisfactory to me. There should be at least an indication of the reason for withdrawal, and for products still in use (such as power poles) a link to alternative international standards.

Doug Jenkins
Interactive Design Services

RE: Replacement to AS/NZS 4676:2000

Thank you Doug for your comments. The Austgrid document was approved in 2015 and the review date is the date the document is expected to undergo the next review.

According to information given on Standards Australia website, AS/NZS 4676 was withdrew on 9/3/2017 and remains current in New Zealand. I could not find any information as to why it was withdrawn and neither could I find any information of a replacement.

RE: Replacement to AS/NZS 4676:2000


It is probably while they are preparing/printing the replacement, so that you do not purchase an out of date copy and then have to purchase the replacement! Why don't you ask them!

RE: Replacement to AS/NZS 4676:2000

Any news on this? Can SA just toss it out and forget about it?

RE: Replacement to AS/NZS 4676:2000

Contacted SAI Global a while back and found out that this standard was been revised and they did not have the proposed publication date.

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