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    1. QA-1 Resource Consent Application Requirements
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    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-4 - Appendix C - Street Naming and Sign Standards


DS-4 - Appendix C.1   Application for a Street Name

Naming a street requires time for assessment and approval to ensure that appropriate street names are selected prior to:

  1. Addresses being formalised. 
  2. Street name blades being installed.
  3. Updates to Councils information systems (that store important information related to each property).

DS-4 - Appendix C.2   Minimum Requirements

All street naming applications shall comply with Councils Lead Policy Naming of Streets, Reserves and Council Facilities

This Policy aims to:

  1. Provide a consistent approach to naming streets, reserves and community facilities.
  2. Ensure the identity of the city is recognised and maintained when naming public spaces.
  3. Recognising the significance of Maori to the local area.

DS-4 - Appendix C.3   Street Naming Application

Application for street naming shall be provided to Council as part of the Development Works Approval process. Three (3) suggested names shall be provided per street to be named, accompanied by a clear indication of the proposed streets the names relate to. Clear reasoning shall be provided to explain why each naming option has been suggested.

Explanatory Note: 
Confirming street names as early as possible reduces the potential for hold ups at the time of s223 / s224. It provides for a more efficient transition from a parent lot to subdivided lots. It allows Council more time to complete everything it needs to do, so information relating to the individual properties is ready for public enquiries (generally related to property purchase), building consent or water meter installation at the earliest possible stage.

Council will give preference to names that reflect:

  1. The identity of Tauranga.
  2. The historical significance of the area.
  3. Maori cultural significance.
  4. People important in the history of the area, once they are deceased.
  5. Events, people and places of international significance to Tauranga. 

DS-4 - Appendix C.4   Street Name Assessment

The street naming application will be forwarded by Councils Development Engineer to Councils Land and Rating Information Officer. In order to ensure that streets are easily identifiable for purposes such as emergency services, the Land and Rating Information Officer will assess the proposed street names to ensure they also meet the following criteria: 

  1. Not be duplicated in Tauranga City or the Western Bay of Plenty District.
  2. Preferably short, single words.
  3. Easy to spell.
  4. Easy to pronounce.
  5. Do not sound similar to an existing street name.

DS-4 - Appendix C.5   Unsuccessful Assessment

Where it is assessed that a street name:

  1. Is not appropriate e.g. already in use, does not meet Councils policy; or 
  2. Is appropriate for recommendation to Councils Chief Financial Officer for approval but this recommendation is not approved;

the applicant will be contacted by the Land and Rating Information Officer to request further evidence or alternative naming options for further assessment. If this secondary assessment is unsuccessful, the applicant will be contacted by the Land and Rating Information Officer to discuss options moving forward. 

The applicant is encouraged to meet with Council at an early stage to work together on options moving forward.   

DS-4 - Appendix C.6   Successful Assessment

Where it is assessed that a street name is appropriate for approval, it shall be recommended for adoption by the Land and Rating Information Officer to the Chief Financial Officer

Where approval is made prior to the conclusion of the Development Works Approval process, formal acceptance of the street name/s will be sent as part of the formal confirmation of Development Works Approval.

If the approval takes longer than the Development Works Approval process, the Land and Rating Information Officer will send formal acceptance of the street name/s to the applicant with a copy to Councils Development Engineer for their records.

Explanatory Note: 
Although a formal information requirement for Development Works Approval considerations to commence, Development Works Approval will not be held up if street name approvals cannot be made in time. It is however in the applicant’s best interests to ensure street naming approvals are concluded well before the time of s223 / s224 to avoid hold ups with information storage that potential purchasers like to peruse from Councils databases. It also ensures that these potential purchasers have an address to identify the property with. It also assists contractors, builders and the like to identify and locate the property and request relevant information about the property for Building Consent and service connection works.  

DS-4 - Appendix C.7   Naming of Private Streets / Changing Existing Street Names

Councils Land and Rating Information Officer shall be contacted for advice.

DS-4 - Appendix C.8   Costs of Street Signage

The Consent Holder's Representative shall be responsible for all costs associated with approval, construction and erection of street name signs.

DS-4 - Appendix C.9   Erection of Street Signs

All street sign installation shall be in accordance with the Manual of Traffic Signs and Markings (MOTSAM) standards.

DS-4 - Appendix C.10   Street Sign Standards

Where not covered below, standards for street name blades provided by the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) shall apply:

  1. Street Name Blades:
    1. Blades: 200mm depth.
    2. Font: Transport medium Upper and lower case with no compression.
    3. Height: 117mm Caps using upper and lower case.
    4. Text: VIP (WOA).
    5. Background: Blue Electronic Cuttable Film.
    6. Border: None.
    7. Materials: 2.5mm Aluminium.
    8. Shape: Rectangle.
    9. Arrowhead: Chevron pointing in direction of street as practical.
    10. Mounting: Attach to existing utility pole if practical. Sign must not protrude over the kerb or edge of seal. Minimum height to underside of lowest sign shall be 3.0m. Use white steel round section with a 300mm³ minimum concrete base and rod to prevent twisting.
    11. Fixing: Must accommodate abnormal loads from vandalism.
    12. Location: Refer NZTA Roads and Traffic Standards (Guidelines for Street Name Signs) for locations. Some sites will have specific requirements i.e. line of sight, intersection geometry.
    13. Intersection: Small urban roundabouts and channelled intersections shall have Street Names in the IDS locations (in place of Chevron Boards) with 150mm text no compression therefore the blade size increases and a white rounded border and arrowhead.
  2. Supplementary Street Name Blades:

A separate supplementary sign similar to specifications to Street Name Blades shall be attached below the Street Name Blade. These signs include No exit, Street numbers, Private etc.

  1. Blade: 150mm depth.
  2. Height: 80mm Caps using upper and lower case.

For situations not covered by the above, the Consent Holder's Representative shall consult Council for guidance and approval.

Definitions in this section


Consent holder's representative


Development engineer

Development works approval

New zealand transport agency






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