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    1. QA-1 Resource Consent Application Requirements
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    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

DS-2.4 Design

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Unless otherwise approved by Council, the design of the streetscape shall be in accordance with the IDC and may be supplemented by the documents noted in DS–2 Apx A.1 General.

Opportunities for streetscaping are diverse, ranging from specimen tree planting within the standard road berm, to planting associated with traffic calming devices and specific landscape features within the development. The designer shall provide a streetscape that:

  1. Presents a "softer" environment to promote a "clean and green" image.
  2. Is to be considered as part of the design of every development and street redevelopment.
  3. Acknowledges the preservation and incorporation of land form, existing vegetation (where this is characteristic of the area), topsoil and features of heritage, ecological and geological significance.
  4. Provides maximum long term benefit with minimum ongoing maintenance requirements for Council
  5. Does not compromise the safe use of the Road Zone or affect its structural integrity. 

Detailed design shall be required at the time of Development Works Approval. Where no Development Works Approval is required, Council approval shall be obtained at a time required by Council and before construction.

 

DS-2.4.1 Design Criteria

The following design parameters shall be considered when undertaking streetscape design:

  1. Aesthetic
    1. Frames views.
    2. Emphasises landforms and landscape features.
    3. Provides visual unity in the environment.
    4. Reduces the visual impact of the roadway.
    5. Softens hard surfaces and bleak areas.
    6. Provides colour, form and texture.
    7. Provides visual links within and between areas.
    8. Provides identity and a pleasant environment.
  2. Functional
    1. Defines space.
    2. Provides public shade and shelter.
    3. Avoids shade nuisance to housing and commercial premises.
    4. Screens unsightly outlooks.
    5. Reduces noise and pollution.
    6. Assists driver recognition of road bends, junctions and road hierarchy.
    7. Reduces glare and reflection.
    8. Assists in erosion control.
    9. Creates physical barriers.
    10. Avoids unnecessary cover for antisocial behaviour.
    11. Provides for recreation and amenity.
  3. Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principals shall also be considered.
  4. Where a Resource Consent Condition or Development Works Approval allows for no planting of trees or shrubs, all non-paved areas within the Road Zone shall be topsoiled and grassed as a minimum. 
  5. Where it is proposed to provide an increased level of tree planting, this shall be permitted where the whole of life costs for the planting is acceptable to Council. In establishing the whole of life cost consideration to any agreements in place with Council in terms of maintenance and/or targeted regimes are relevant.

 

DS-2.4.2 Streetscape Layout

City Plan Performance Standard: Appendix 12A
  1. The areas of Road Zone not covered by the carriageway, footpath network, gardens or planting shall be finished with grassed surface unless provided otherwise by another performance standard.
  2. Entrance features shall be located wholly within private lots.
  3. Streetscaping shall be located so as not to compromise the integrity of infrastructure or the safety of vehicular or pedestrian movements.
  4. Street trees shall be provided within local and collector roads at the following rates:
    1. For Residential Zones – 1 tree per lot with road frontage; and
    2. For Commercial Zones and Industrial Zones –At least 3 trees per 100 metres of road.
  5. Street tree species shall be consistent to provide a unified result and appropriate for the environmental and climatic conditions of the location.
  6. Street gardens shall be provided at intersections between:
    1. Primary or Secondary Arterial roads;
    2. Primary or Secondary Arterial Roads and Collector Roads;
    3. Collector roads;
    4. Collector and Local roads.
  7. Street trees shall be located within the berms and/or roundabouts of local or collector roads serving Residential Zones, the Rural Residential Zone, Commercial Zones or Industrial Zones.

The following shall apply:

  1. Trees and garden plantings shall be located so as not to compromise the integrity and efficient operation of above ground and below ground infrastructural services and shall have strong regard to ongoing maintenance costs and safety of maintenance Contractors.
  2. Where trees, gardens or street furniture are located within the Road Zone they shall not interfere with sight lines required for safe pedestrian, cycle and vehicle movements.
  3. The minimum separation and sight distances referred to in the Standard Drawings shall be observed for tree planting. These distances are guidelines only and may have to be varied depending on the road geometry.
  4. Areas which are prone to erosion or where stability problems may occur shall be required to be planted or hydro-seeded as specified by the Council.
  5. Alternative location and design proposals shall be considered, such as the provision of trees in a dedicated "non-services" berm either side of a footpath
  6. No planting shall begin until on-site Development Works Approval is received from Council.
  7. The road corridor not covered by the carriageway or footpath network, shall be completed with a grassed surface, except where provided for elsewhere in the IDC

Definitions in this section

Contractor

Council

Design

Designer

Development works approval

Footpath

Ground

IDC

Principal

Resource consent

Road

Street

Streetscape

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