The process covered in AM-1 General Provisions is intended to relate to infrastructure that is commonly and frequently constructed and installed in Tauranga City and Western Bay of Plenty Council area. Other materials, not included on the Approved Materials lists, can be approved on a specific design basis.
This typically relates to a specific material that requires special or larger sized infrastructure due to the requirements and desired outcomes of the project.
AM-1.10.1 Specific Design Approval
Specific design approval is applicable for all materials that do not appear on the Approved Materials lists.
Application shall be made during the design phase of any project to ensure that all affected parties are involved in the decision making process and adequate time is given to Council to consider the application.
The designer shall contact the relevant Council
Asset Manager requesting a specific design approval. All specific design applications shall meet the requirements of AM-1.3.1 Approval Considerations and AM-1.2 Minimum Requirements.
The Asset Manager shall manage the application and involve a
Project Engineer and the Manager: Asset and Infrastructure Planning, with the decision making process, considering the needs of all co-stakeholders. An independent engineering professional may also be called upon when required to provide advice based on their expertise.
Where a unanimous decision can not be reached, the Manager: Asset and Infrastructure Planning
shall provide the final decision, giving reasons for their decision.
Approval of a material under this process does not set any precedent. The approval relates only to the project advised on the application.
The material will not be added to the Approved Materials list unless the Manager: Asset and Infrastructure Planning
agrees it is appropriate to do so.
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