× Search
  1. Home
  2. General
  3. Infrastructure Development Processes
  4. Quality Assurance Information Requirements
    1. QA-1 Resource Consent Application Requirements
    2. QA-2 Works Undertaken By or For a Council
    3. QA-3 Development Works Approval
    4. QA-4 Survey Plan (s223) Approval
    5. QA-5 Final Sign Off (s224c) Application Requirements
    6. QA-6 As-Built Information
    7. QA-7 Bonds and Maintenance Fee
    8. QA-8 Building Consent Considerations
  5. Design Standards
    1. DS-1 General Provisions
    2. DS-2 Streetscape
    3. DS-3 Reserves
    4. DS-4 Transportation Network
    5. DS-5 Stormwater
    6. DS-6 Wastewater
    7. DS-7 Water Supply
    8. DS-8 Public Lighting
    9. DS-9 Network Utilities
    10. DS-10 Natural Hazards & Earthworks
    11. DS-11 Road Zone/Road Reserve Occupancy
    12. DS-12 Building Consent Considerations
  6. Standard Drawings
    1. SD-1 General Provisions
    2. Street design diagrams
    3. T100 Perspective Drawings
    4. T200 Streetscape
    5. T300 Reserves
    6. T400 Transport Network
    7. T500 Stormwater
    8. T600 Wastewater
      1. T601-Manhole - Standard
      2. T602-Manhole - Shallow
      3. T603-Manhole - Ladder and Steps
      4. T604-Manhole - Precast 1050mmØ Lid
      5. T605-Manhole - Entry Fixing
      6. T606-Manhole - Standard and Raised Access Detail
      7. T607-Manhole - Inclined Access Detail
      8. T608-Manhole - Internal Drop
      9. T609-Manhole - External Drop
      10. TT610-Manhole - PE Pipe Connections - Wall Adapter and Pre-Cast Manhole
      11. T611-Manhole - PE Pipe Connections - Stub Flange and In-Situ Base
      12. T612-Manhole - PE Pipe Connections - Electrofusion Coupler and In-Situ Base
      13. T613 Manhole - PE Pipe Connections - Puddle Flange and Pre-Cast Manhole
      14. T614-Manhole - Access Detail in Carriageway
      15. T620-Rodding Eye - Shallow < 2.5m
      16. T621-Rodding Eye - Deep > 2.5m
      17. T630-Property Connection - Standard
      18. T631-Property Connection - Depth > 2.5m
      19. T632-Property Connection - Within Property
      20. T633-Property Connection - Outside Property
      21. T634-Property Connection - Entry to Wastewater Main/Manhole
      22. T637-Lateral Connection - Single Connection to Manhole
      23. T638-Lateral Connection - Two or More Connections to Manhole
      24. T639-Lateral Connection - Single Connection to Main
      25. T640-Lateral Connection - Two Connections to Main
      26. T641-Lateral Connection - Two Adjacent Connections to Main
      27. T642-Lateral Connection - Rear Lot Connection
      28. T643-Mains Connection - Saddle Connection
      29. T651-Bedding and Backfill Details
      30. T652-Anti-Scour Block and Trenchstop
      31. T653-Buildings Near Public Mains
      32. T654-Close Proximity - Retaining Wall Restrictions
      33. T660-Pump Station - Typical Site Layout
      34. T661-Pump Station - Elevation Section
      35. T662-Pump Station - Plan Section
      36. T663-Pump Station - Pedestal Base Plate, Pedestal Mounting, Valve Chamber and Riser Connection
      37. T664-Pump Station - Deflector Plate, Ladder and Plinth
      38. T665-Pump Station - Valve Extension Spindle, Spindle Guide and Handwheel
      39. T666-Pump Station - Cover Slab
      40. T667-Pump Station - Frame
      41. T668-Pump Station - Chamber Lid
      42. T669-Pump Station - Chamber Lid Padlock and Handle
      43. T670-Pump Station - Rising Main Entry to Receiving Manhole
      44. T671-Pump Station - 25mm Water Service Connection
      45. T672-Pump Station - Electrical - Standard 2 Pump Stn Without Soft Starters (1 of 2)
      46. T673-Pump Station - Electrical - Standard 2 Pump Stn Without Soft Starters (2 of 2)
      47. T674-Pump Station - Electrical - Standard 2 Pump Stn SMC - 3 Soft Starters (1 of 2)
      48. T675-Pump Station - Electrical - Standard 2 Pump Stn SMC - 3 Soft Starters (2 of 2)
      49. T676-Pump Station - Electrical - Standard 2 Pump Stn IMS2 Soft Starters (1 of 2)
      50. T677-Pump Station - Electrical - Standard 2 Pump Stn IMS2 Soft Starters (2 of 2)
      51. T678-Pump Station - Electrical - Standard 2 Pump Stn ISMC - 3 Soft Starters (1 of 3)
      52. T679 Pump Station - Electrical - Standard 2 Pump Stn ISMC - 3 Soft Starters (2 of 3)
      53. T680-Pump Station - Electrical - Standard 2 Pump Stn ISMC - 3 Soft Starters (3 of 3)
      54. T681-Electrical - 2 Pump Stn Mincas SMC-3 Soft Starters (1 of 2)
      55. T682-Electrical - 2 Pump Stn Mincas SMC-3 Soft Starters (2 of 2)
      56. T683-Pump Station - Electrical Cabinet
    9. T700 Water Supply
      1. T700-Water Supply Pipe Hierarchy
      2. T701-Water Supply - Looped and Linked Principal Mains
      3. T705-Water Main - Location at Intersections
      4. T706-Watermain - Location at Cul de Sac
      5. T707-Water Main - Rider Main to Main Connection
      6. T708-Water Main - Flushing Point
      7. T709-Water Main - Branch Valves and Hydrant Combinations
      8. T710-Water Main - Support for Asbestos Cement Main
      9. T713-Hydrant Surround
      10. T714-Hydrant Box
      11. T715-Hydrant Surround Blocks
      12. T716-Valve Surround
      13. T717-Valve Box
      14. T718-Valve Surround 75mm Concrete
      15. T719-Valve Surround 100mm Concrete
      16. T720 Valve Surround Heavy Duty Concrete
      17. T721-Anchor block for Sluice Valves on Mains
      18. T722-Anchor Block for Flanged Fittings on Mains
      19. T723-Thrust Blocks
      20. T724-Hydrant and Valve Marker Post
      21. T727-Water Meter - Type 1 and 2 Point of Supply Location Installation
      22. T728-Water Meter - Type 3 and 4 Point of Supply Location Installation
      23. T729-Water Meter - Fire System Connection With Potable Supply Installation
      24. T730-Standard 20mm Manifold Connection
      25. T731-Standard 20mm Manifold Connections - Plan View
      26. T732-Multiple 20mm Installations
      27. T733-20mm Connection Requiring Double Check Valve
      28. T734-20mm Connection Requiring RPZ Installation
      29. T735-25mm, 40mm or 50mm Meter Installation With Double Check Valve
      30. T736-<50mm Meter Installation with RPZ
      31. T737-Property Connection - 50mm Combination Meter Installation with Double Check Valve
      32. T738-Combination Meter Installation with RPZ
      33. T739 >50mm Combination Meter Installation with RPZ & Bypass Option
      34. T740-Property Connection - Secure Connection
      35. T741-Manhole - Class A Loading
      36. T742-Chamber - Class A Loading
      37. T743-Manhole - Class B Loading
      38. T744-Chamber - Class B Loading
      39. T751-Bedding and Backfill Details
      40. T753-Buildings Near Public Mains
    10. T800 Public Lighting
    11. AB As-Built Drawings
  7. Approved Materials
  8. Construction Standards
    1. CS-1 General
    2. CS-2 Site Clearance
    3. CS-3 Earthworks
    4. CS-4 Excavation
    5. CS-5 Excavation in Trench
    6. CS-6 Fill
    7. CS-7 Bedding & Backfill
    8. CS-8 Subsoil Drainage for Earthworks & Roads
    9. CS-9 Pipework
    10. CS-10 Pipe Fittings
    11. CS-11 Manholes & Rodding Eyes
    12. CS-12 Sumps
    13. CS-13 Trenchless Technology
    14. CS-14 Road Ripping
    15. CS-15 Road Pavement Layers
    16. CS-16 Kerb & Channel
    17. CS-17 Concrete Work
    18. CS-18 Carriageway Surfacing
    19. CS-19 Roadmarking
    20. CS-20 Berm Features
    21. CS-21 Street Structures
    22. CS-22 Road Maintenance
    23. CS-23 Grassing & Turfing
    24. CS-24 Vegetation Planting & Gardens
    25. CS-25 Reinstatement
  9. Inspection & Testing Requirements
    1. IT-1 General Provision
    2. IT-2 Streetscape
    3. IT-3 Reserves
    4. IT-4 Transportation Network
    5. IT-5 Stormwater
    6. IT-6 Wastewater
    7. IT-7 Water Supply
    8. IT-8 Public Lighting
    9. IT-9 Network Utilities
Infrastructure Development Code

AM-1.3 Process Management


The joint process will be administered by TCC and includes staff from each Council.

The Manager:Asset and Infrastructure Planning is delegated the authority to manage the processes outlined below and make final decisions on applications for a material to be added to the Approved Materials list or be removed from the Approved Materials list.

Where agreement can not be reached between each Council relating to an approval or removal of a material e.g. it may only be suited to one Council's operational requirements, the material will be tagged on the lists as applicable to a specific Council only e.g. "TCC Only" or "WBoPDC Only" to show which Council allows the use of that material or product. 

AM-1.3.1 Approval Considerations

In determining if a material is to be added to or deleted from the Approved Materials lists within 

Code, consideration shall be given to the following matters:

  1. Information as required by AM-1.3.2 Application for Material Approval.
  2. Compliance with City Plan Performance Standards (TCC only).
  3. Frequency and criticality of it’s use.
  4. Durability during transport, storage and installation.
  5. Ease of Installation.
  6. Ease, efficiency and cost of operation, maintenance and replacement
  7. Frequency of Replacement.
  8. Compatibility with the balance network.
  9. The track record of the manufacturer and/or supplier of the material.
  10. Review of references provided.
  11. Reliability.
  12. Parts availability and parts life expectancy in the NZ market for the life of the material.
  13. Supplier Support.
  14. Council confidence in the material / products ability to perform.
  15. Councils expertise or comfort level with the product / material e.g. unfamiliar technological advances.

Maintenance and cost benefits can be gained by limiting the range of a special infrastructure component (e.g. water meters) to a small range with a proven track record of reliability, parts availability, ease of maintenance requirements and the expectation that they will remain available and perform within the New Zealand market for many years.

It can not be assumed that by meeting all technical specifications of approval that a material will be accepted. Asset Management considerations e.g. operating, maintenance and replacement costs, material compatibility within networks and systems are as important as any other criteria council considers. 

AM-1.3.2 Application of Material Approval

Applications shall be initiated by using AM-1 Apx A Application for Acceptance of Products and/or Materials. The application form shall be completed in full for an application to be considered. All supporting information shall be attached and submitted to the Manager: Asset and Infrastructure Planning (TCC)

The application shall include the following information:

  1. Application Form:
    1. Date of application 
    2. Asset Group i.e. the infrastructure group/s that the material will be used for 
    3. Material Type i.e. what it is e.g. a valve, a lid, a bollard 
    4. Manufacturers ID Code: The manufacturers identification code/number for the material
    5. Material brand name i.e. it’s common trade name 
    6. Proposed Purpose i.e. what is it used for e.g. conveyance of stormwater, pressure control, support structure 
    7. Product Details Attached i.e. list the supporting evidence supplied with the application
    8. Manufacturer i.e. who makes it
    9. Applicant’s company name
    10. Applicant’s contact details
    11. Asset Life i.e. the expected length of time the material can be expected to last before requiring replacement (acknowledging appropriate construction, transportation, installation, use, operation and maintenance).
    12. Standards Manufactured to i.e. the New Zealand, Australian or British Standard/s it is compliant with
    13. Quality Standards License Number/s i.e. the licence number or equivalent approved independent third party certification e.g. SAI Global, British Standards Institution (BSI), the approval mark of standards compliance issued. 
    14. Known Material Suppliers i.e. where can it be bought or ordered from. 
    15. Approval by other Territorial Authorities i.e. Confirmation that the material is approved for use by other New Zealand Territorial Authorities.
  2. Supporting Information:
    1. Technical Information e.g. design, composition, dimensions, specification of use etc 
    2. Proof of standards compliance and manufacturers quality assurance. Where there is no applicable standard, the manufacturer shall supply copies of their quality assurance procedure and producer statements to support their performance and composition claims for the material concerned.
    3. Proof of license number/s 
    4. Manufacturer’s instruction on how the material is to be installed and any specific installation training requirements.
    5. Evidence of written approval by other Territorial Authorities including contact names and details.
  3. Samples
    1. Where possible, it may beneficial to provide a sample of the material to allow the Asset Managers a closer look at it. 
Explanatory Note:
Where any information is insufficient or missing, the application will be declined, highlighting that information is missing and confirming that the application is incomplete.

AM- Material Suppliers / Merchants

All applications shall include information on where the material can be obtained. Council

encourages identification of local suppliers and merchants.

Where a supplier identifies a material on the Approved Materials lists that they can supply, but they are not listed, they can apply to the Manager: Asset and Infrastructure Planning for addition to the known suppliers list. Applications shall be in writing and include proof that the supplier / merchant can supply the exact material on the list.

"Like" materials or different brands will not be accepted. They must undergo the full process. 

Definitions in this section


Approved material


Asset manager

City plan














Tauranga City Council, Private Bag 12022, Tauranga, 3143, New Zealand  |  Terms of use

Back To Top