× 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
    9. T700 Water Supply
    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

DS-1.2 Minimum Requirements


The following shall apply:

  1. All designs shall comply with:
    1. The City Plan, with emphasis on the City Plan Performance Standards.
    2. The conditions of Resource Consent for the development works
    3. Any additional requirements required by Council in order to meet the specific needs of a design outcome e.g. aligning with existing infrastructure, performance or environmental factors that are a result of outcomes produced by decisions, methods or standards from the past. 
  2. Designers shall use the design standards and processes specified within the IDC as the minimum standard to achieve their design outcomes.
  3. The IDC design standards and processes shall be used for all works that relate to:
    1. Provision of new or altered landforms.
    2. Provision of new infrastructure:
      1. That is intended for Council or private ownership.
      2. That is designed for Council or by Council itself.
    3. Maintenance or renewal of existing infrastructure.
    4. Any other type of infrastructure development that will connect to Councils infrastructure network.
  4. The IDC design standards and processes shall be used in conjunction with:
    1. All other sections of the IDC.
    2. Documents, texts etc. as referenced within the IDC e.g. associated standards, statutes, bylaws, reference documents.
  5. Designers shall follow the requirements of DS-1.3 Alternative Design, where:
    1. They wish to propose a design outcome or method that differs from the IDC e.g. innovation.
    2. The design outcomes for the project are not supported by or mentioned within the IDC.
  6. Designers shall ensure that the latest operative version of the IDC is used. 
  7. Where designers find any error in the design standards or wish to have a new design standards component added to the IDC, they shall advise:
    1. A Council Development Engineer.
    2. Councils Infrastructure Engineer.
    3. Via use of the IDC Change Request Online Form located on the IDC website. 

Definitions in this section

City plan




Development engineer

Development works



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

Back To Top