Design Acceptance

Every development that is required to obtain a Certificate of Design Acceptance needs to meet the following criteria. Developers are required to obtain a certificate of design acceptance from the Senior Manager of Development Review and Coordination (DRC) in the 'notice of the decision'.

Document requirements for Infill Developments

These requirements should be used for infill, residential and/or commercial developments within a block. It specifically excludes developments which require subdivisions, or the creation of new infrastructure networks.

When lodging a Design Acceptance submission please note the following requirements:

  1. Documentation as per Ref 06A Requirements for design acceptance submission - infill developments (PDF 1MB)
  2. Ref 06A - Design Acceptance submission cover sheet for infill developements (PDF 487KB)
  3. Compliance with TCCS Standards, Specifications and TCCS Standard Drawings
  4. TCD transmittal form (if applicable)

Document requirements for all other submissions

When lodging a Design Acceptance submission please note the following important requirements:

  1. Documentation as per TCCS Reference Document 6 (PDF 364KB)
  2. Ref 06 - Design acceptance submission cover sheet (PDF 211KB)
  3. Compliance with TCCS Standards, Specifications and associated drawings.
  4. TCD transmittal form (if applicable)

Submitting design acceptance documents

Design Acceptance submissions can be lodged via the ProjectWise Portal or at the reception of Macarthur House.

ProjectWise Portal

To submit design documents via the ProjectWise Portal you must obtain a licence from James Downing (T):6205 2106, (E) James.downing@act.gov.au.

Prior to the lodgment of the submission you must contact one of the people listed below and request a link to the project.

Once the link is obtained please follow the process (PDF 256KB) to complete the lodgment of the submission.

Reception of Macarthur House

Hard and soft copy of the submission lodged at the reception of Macarthur House must be addressed as follows:

Senior Manager, Development Review and Coordination, TCCS
Level 2, Macarthur House
12 Wattle Street
Lyneham ACT

Lodgement process

The Design Acceptance process includes the following steps:

  1. Applicant lodges the Design Acceptance submission as per above document requirements.
  2. Submissions from individual consultants for separate elements of work for the same project and in the same location must be presented together.
  3. DRC undertakes a contents check to ensure the minimum requirements for lodging a Design Acceptance submission have been met. A response acknowledging receipt will be issued the day after the submission is received.
  4. Incomplete submissions and those which do not meet all the requirements are returned to the applicant for completion.
  5. DRC issues a certificate of Design Acceptance once all requirements are met.

Fees and Charges

Fees and charges may apply for repeat applications, submissions and inspections of works. Please refer to Submissions and Inspections Guideline Principles and Related Fees and Charges for TCCS and Industry (PDF 133KB).

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