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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
    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-3.5 Further Considerations


The following shall also be considered as part of the design process:

  1. DS-3.5.1 Landscaping
  2. DS-3.5.2 Fencing
  3. DS-3.5.3 Historic Places Requirements
  4. DS-3.5.4 Easements
  5. DS-3.5.5 Incomplete Works Bond


DS-3.5.1 Landscaping

The following shall apply:

  1. Generally the reserve shall be sown in grass where it is practical to be mown except where playgrounds or gardens are proposed. 
  2. Any land that is too steep to be safely mown or is immediately adjacent to the riparian margin shall be planted in native plants, using plant species common to the area and appropriate to the location. 
  3. For further information refer to DS-2 Streetscape Design Standards and CS-23 Grassing and Turfing and CS-24 Vegetation Planting and Gardens.


DS-3.5.2 Fencing

Drawing Ref: T320, T321

The permanent fencing of common boundaries of any reserve including esplanade and accessway reserves may be required as a condition of a Resource Consent or Development Works Approval. 

Council may specify that one or more of the following options apply:

  1. A fencing covenant be registered against all titles of properties with a common boundary to reserve land, indemnifying Council against all costs for the construction and maintenance of fences on common boundaries.
  2. A fence be erected in accordance with the Standard Drawings.
  3. A fence be constructed in accordance with specific site details where these occur in the City Plan.
  4. Any proposal using minimum fencing standards that does not meet the IDC requirements will require clear justification and approval from Council for its use. 


DS-3.5.3 Historic Places Requirements

All issues relating to Historic Places Act requirements shall be resolved before vesting in Council.

DS-3.5.4 Easements

City Plan Performance Standard: Appendix 12E
  1.  Where services cross any reserve then easements shall be required.

For easement requirements, refer to:

  1. DS-1.22 Easements.
  2. DS-1.22.7 Easements: Reserves.

DS- Land Classification 

It is important that reserve land is classed correctly. It is strongly advised that discussions are held with Council at an early stage of design to clarify reserve land classification.


DS-3.5.5 Incomplete Works Bond

Refer to ID-1.13 Bonds.

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