The following diagram shows the process of assessment undertaken by Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) and other ACT Government agencies for constructed assets and infrastructure prior to being handed over to TCCS for ongoing management and maintenance.
Asset Acceptance Process
There is a process that proponents must follow in the ACT when handing over to TCCS assets created during land development or estate development.
Land / Estate Development
Before assets are created, the development proponent must request a meeting with the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate (EPSDD) to prepare and lodge a Development Application or Estate Development Plan .
After the application is approved by EPSDD, the proponent prepares and lodges a Design Acceptance submission (DAS) with TCCS Development Review and Coordination (DRC). If TCCS DRC assesses that the DAS is compliant, it will issue a Design Acceptance certificate.
Once construction of the development is completed, the proponent prepares and lodges an Operational Acceptance submission for TCCS DRC to assess against the original DAS and will issue a Certificate of Operational Acceptance (COA).
After the issue of a COA the proponent can lodge a Soft Landscape Consolidation Commencement submission. Once approved and after a Certificate of Consolidation Commencement is issued by TCCS DRC, a 13-week consolidation period will commence for soft landscape assets. At the end of this 13 week period, the proponent can submit their Soft Landscape Handover submission to TCCS DRC. Once approved, a Soft Landscape Handover Certificate is issued to the proponent.
The COA also starts the 52 week defects liability period where the proponent is responsible for making good defects in the civil and hard landscape assets created by the development. After the successful completion of the 52 week defects liability period, the proponent applies to TCCS DRC for a Final Acceptance submission. Once approved, a Final Acceptance Certificate is issued and TCCS will accept the assets created by the development for ongoing maintenance.