1.0 Pre-audit

Photo of entire asset & surroundings

Asset function

Asset Function: (a general description)
- location
- catchment
- key features eg, concrete apron to assist in sediment removal
- predominant plant species (if present)
- depth
- current condition

Type of catchment

Type of catchment:
eg. pavement only, grassed, garden beds, residential, industrial, other

Previous inspections

2.0 Surrounds

Independent structures (part of asset)

This section is for structures that are included as part of the asset. Many signs, bollards etc will have their own asset ID.

Using the condition assessment manual as a guide, rate the individual component. Take photographs to corroborate the rating, and make note of the material and any other important points in the description, including the number of components (if multiple).

Fencing
Evidence of condition

Description of condition

Bollards
Evidence of condition

Description of condition

Signage
Evidence of condition

Description of condition

Connected surfaces (part of asset)
Road
Evidence of condition

Description of condition

Footpath
Evidence of condition

Description of condition

3.0 Civil components

Civil structures

Using the condition assessment manual as a guide, rate the individual component. Take photographs to corroborate the rating, and make note of the material and any other important points in the description, including the number of components (if multiple).

Inlet
Evidence of condition

Description of condition

The inlet is likely to be a pipe, and may be partially or fully submerged. Make the most complete observation possible, allowing for the potential for blockages of inlet sections that are underwater.

Outlet
Evidence of condition

Description of condition

The outlet of a constructed wetland is likely to include a grated pit structure housing a baffle plate. This may not be directly on the water's edge so look around the perimeter if it isn't immediately clear.

Transfer structures
Evidence of condition

Description of condition

Where a sediment basin and wetland are separate bodies of water, they will be connected by a transfer structure. This could be a porous rock weir, or it could be a concrete pipe linking an outlet pit and inlet. When describing the condition make note of the structure type.

High flow bypass
Evidence of condition

Description of condition

This will not be present for all assets. Look for a grassed channel or alternate pipe alignment.

Access to structures
Evidence of condition

Description of condition

Access for vehicles and/or maintenance crews must be available to all structures. If not, please highlight in audit results and prioritise rectification works.

Other Structures

Other structures to record?

Other structure
Evidence of condition

Description of condition

eg. Litter trap

4.0 Basin

Surfaces

Using the condition assessment manual as a guide, rate the individual component. Take photographs to corroborate the rating, and make note of the material and any other important points in the description, including the number of components (if multiple).

Batter slopes
Evidence of condition

Description of condition

Vegetation
Grass/turf (on batters)
Evidence of condition

Description of condition

Treatment vegetation - fringe planting
Evidence of condition

Description of condition

This is the ephemeral vegetation at the water's immediate edge. Use the condition assessment manual as a guide; a surface coverage of at least 80% is required for an 'excellent' condition.

Treatment vegetation - shallow marsh
Evidence of condition

Description of condition

This is the aquatic and ephemeral vegetation within the water body up to depths of 150mm. Use the condition assessment manual as a guide; a surface coverage of at least 80% is required for an 'excellent' condition.

Shallow marsh should make up about 25% of the water body area.

Treatment vegetation - deep marsh and submerged marsh
Evidence of condition

Description of condition

This is the aquatic and ephemeral vegetation within the water body up to depths of 700mm. Use the condition assessment manual as a guide; a surface coverage of at least 80% is required for an 'excellent' condition.

Deep marsh should make up about 50% of the water body area.

Treatment vegetation - open water
Evidence of condition

Description of condition

This is the aquatic and vegetation within the water body at depths of greater than 700mm. This water is expected to have much sparser planting.

Open water should make up only about 20-25% of the water body area.

Other vegetation/grasses/trees
Evidence of condition

Description of condition

5.0 Rapid Assessment

Asset works priority

Visibility

Visibility: Examples of high visibility are shopping precincts, landscaped public open space, general high traffic areas.

Catchment

High catchment priority (if able to be determined) includes catchments that outfall directly to the bays, or are upstream of sensitive areas

Treatment

Treatment: High asset priority (if able to be determined) would include an asset that is the lone treatment in a catchment, or performs a significant proportion of treatment within a catchment

Surrounds

Surrounds: Examples of low priority are assets in disturbed areas such as residential streets with ongoing construction that will stymie maintenance efforts

Initial assessment

Are there any elements or issues that the assessors consider to be a risk to health and safety? Please provide a full description

Health and safety concerns?

Health and Safety issues

Planned maintenance tasks required

Corrective maintenance tasks required

Overall assessment category

Final notes

Based on your observation of the total function of the asset and your individual condition ratings of components, provide an overall rating for the asset. The Condition Assessment Manual contains general guidance.

Overall condition rating

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.