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    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-11 - Appendix A - Associated Standards


Table 1: Duct, Pipe and Surface Marking


Below Ground

Duct / Pipe

Above Ground

Duct / Pipe

Surface Marking


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Power - Powerco Orange Black with orange strip Grey, White Orange Alinment, Voltage
Gas - Electrix Yellow Black with yellow strip Yellow steel Yellow Alinment
Telecommunications-Chorus Green n/a White,Green Purple Alinment
Telecommunications-Telstra Clear Light Blue n/a Painted to match building colour Purple-TLC Alignment
Telecommunications-FX Networks Green n/a n/a Purple Alignment
Telecommunications-Ultrafast Fibre Red n/a n/a Purple Alignment
Telecommunications-Council Fibre TCC Salmon (Pink) n/a n/a Pink Alignment
Water Supply - TCC Blue or White Black with Blue Stripe Blue, Ductile Iron Blue Alignment, Location of Fittings
Wastewater - TCC Off-White Black,Sprila welded steel, Ductile Iron Grey, Green (wrapped), White (Wrapped) White Alignment, Location of Manholes
Stormwater - TCC Concrete Grey/White, White Black with Light Blue Stripe Yellow (wrapped) Light Blue Alignment, Location of Manholes
Transportation - TCC Salmon (pink) n/a n/a White Defect Repairs


In this section

DS-11 - Appendix A_1 General


DS-11 - Appendix A_1 General

The latest revision or operative version of the following standards shall be used in conjunction with the IDC:

  1. Council documentation:
    1. City Plan.
    2. TCC Traffic Systems Design and Implementation Guidelines.
  2. New Zealand/Australian/British Standards:
    1. National Code of Practice for Utilities Access to the Transport Corridors.
    2. NZTA CoPTTM Code of Practice for Temporary Traffic Management and Local Supplement.
  3. Other reference material:
    1. Resource Management Act 1991.
    2. New Zealand Building Act. 
    3. New Zealand Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992.
    4. Utilities Access Act 2010.
Explanatory Note:
All works shall be in accordance with the relevant Utility Operators standards or literature where possible.

Definitions in this section

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