Operational Acceptance

Every development that is required to obtain a certificate of Operational Acceptance needs to meet the following criteria.

Document requirements

When lodging an Operational Acceptance submission please note the following important requirements:

Lodgment of Operational Acceptance submissions

Operational Acceptance submissions can be lodged via the ProjectWise Portal or at the reception of the WATSO Building.

ProjectWise Portal

To submit operational acceptance submission documents via the ProjectWise Portal, you must obtain a ProjectWise license from Chris Nugent (T): 6207 0708, (E): Chris.Nugent@act.gov.au.

Once the license is obtained please follow the process (PDF 308KB) | Word version (DOC 794KB) to complete the lodgement of the submission.

In Person

Hard and soft copy of the submission lodged at the reception of 490 Northbourne Avenue must be addressed as follows:

Senior Manager, Development Review and Coordination, TCCS
WATSO Building
Level 1, 490 Northbourne Avenue
Dickson ACT

Assessment process

  1. Applicant lodges the submission as per above document requirements.
    Submissions from individual consultants for separate elements of work for the same project and in the same location must be presented together.
  2. DRC undertakes a content check to ensure the minimum requirements for lodgment of a Operational Acceptance submission have been met. A response acknowledging receipt will be issued the day after the submission is received.
    Incomplete submissions and those which do not meet all the requirements are returned to the applicant for completion.
  3. If the Operational Acceptance submission has met all the requirements, an inspection is arranged to assess works as constructed.
  4. If works are satisfactorily completed, DRC will issue the certificate of Operational Acceptance.

Fees and charges

Fees and charges may apply for repeat applications, submissions and inspections of works. Please refer to the Submissions and Inspections Guideline Principles and Related Fees and Charges for TCCS and Industry (PDF 133KB) / Word version (DOC 153KB).

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