Defence has a responsibility to maintain Estate Elements (buildings, infrastructure, equipment land and environment) located at all Defence Properties in a compliant, safe and serviceable condition. Estate Appraisal provides Defence with a complete representation of the condition of the Defence Estate, regardless of how the element is being maintained or how it is contracted or funded.
Estate Appraisal uses target performance standards and actual performance data for all Estate Elements. It is based on importance to Defence and the classification of the estate element. The nationally consistent Performance Standard is defined by required functionality, condition and regulatory compliance.
Actions identified through the estate appraisal will be used as inputs for estate planning, maintenance planning, occupancy and use management, regulatory compliance assessment, service optimisation and delivery of E&IG base management responsibilities. Profile information is used to inform investment planning on the estate and for assessing performance of the estate maintenance and other estate investment programs.
The Estate Appraisal process uses a mix of ongoing condition assessments, physical appraisals and desktop reviews that when considered together accurately represent condition, functionality, compliance, safety and lifecycle issues. Provision of technical consultancies on complex high risk, technical and environmental aspects of the estate are included in this service.