Asset Assessment

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.

A text description of the process is below the diagram. An enlarged version of the Development Review and Coordination Process is also available PDF (80KB) or Word (50KB).

asset acceptance process flowchartApplicant requests a Pre Application meeting with Environment and Planning Directorate (EPD)Development ApplicationApplicant may request a meeting with TAMS Asset Acceptance (AA) 
    to discuss any potential issues  
    Applicant prepares design and lodges Design Acceptance submissionOnce the construction has been completed applicant prepares an Operational Acceptance submissionAA assesses the Design Acceptance submission and issues Design Acceptance CertificateAsset Acceptance/TAMS, assesses the Operational Acceptance submission and issues Certificate of Operational AcceptanceAfter receiving Operational Acceptance, Soft Landscape Consolidation Commencement submission can be lodged by the applicantAfter 13 weeks of consolidation of soft landscape works, Soft Landscape Handover submission can be lodged by the applicantAsset Acceptance/TAMS, assesses the Soft Landscape Handover submission and issues Soft Landscape Handover CertificateAfter successfully completion of defects liability period, applicant to apply for Final Acceptance submissionAsset Acceptance/TAMS, assesses the Final Acceptance submission and issues Final Acceptance CertificateEstate Development Plan

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 .

Design Assessment

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.

Operational Acceptance

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).

Asset Acceptance

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.

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