The following summarises how the IDC is set out:
- The IDC incorporates the following sections:
- General: This section introduces the philosophy and use of the IDC, outlines strategic alignment and urban design relationships; contains definitions of words, phrases and roles mentioned within the IDC and outlines the document control and management of the IDC.
- Infrastructure Development Processes: This section outlines the infrastructural development processes from attainment of a Resource Consent through to acceptance of the infrastructure by Council. It also includes diagrams of the Infrastructure Development processes.
- Quality Assurance Requirements - This section outlines the requirements for the provision of quality assurance reports and information to Council.
- Design Standards: This section outlines the minimum design requirements when developing infrastructure.
- Standard Drawings: This section contains the standard detail drawings of infrastructural components and layouts.
- Approved Materials: This section outlines the materials that have been approved for use in Tauranga City.
- Construction Standards: This section outlines the minimum construction specifications when developing infrastructure.
- Inspection and Testing Requirements: This section outlines the requirements for organising, undertaking & reporting of inspections and testing for infrastructural work.
- Live Links:
- These are a representation of a link or reference to:
- A definition.
- Another area of the IDC.
- An external website, document or organisation.
- Within the hardcopy version of the IDC, these appear as blue, italic font. The hardcopy version of the IDC is not interactive. You cannot click on the words to access the link / reference destination.
- Within the online version of the IDC, these appear as follows:
- Defined terms are shown as an italic font within a sentence. These terms are then listed at the bottom of the page in blue font. These can be clicked on to access the link destination.
- References to another area of the IDC or to an external website, document or organisation are shown as blue, italic font within a sentence. These can be clicked on to access the link destination.
- Dead Links:
- These appear for the same reasons as the live links however, they have no online destination.
- Within the hardcopy version of the IDC, these appear as a brown, italic font to make them easily identifiable as references.
- Within the online version of the IDC, these appear as italic font. These cannot be clicked on within the online version of the IDC therefore they are references only.
- Information Boxes:
- City Plan boxes within the .pdf version of the IDC are displayed as shown below:
- Explanatory Note Boxes: within the .pdf version of the IDC are displayed as shown below:
- Due to differences in online formatting capability, the City Plan boxes and Explanatory Note boxes within the online version of the IDC are displayed as shown below:
City Plan XXXXXXXXXXX:
These boxes highlight content from the City Plan that is important to replicate within the IDC. Generally, these are the City Plan Performance Standards that relate directly to the clause where this box is located.
The information within these boxes is governed by the requirements of the City Plan, therefore are enforceable under the City Plan.
These boxes are provided to explain “why” a certain method has been chosen, or to clarify any interpretation that could occur due to the wording of the IDC requirement.
There are subtle differences between how the hardcopy IDC and the online IDC are formatted. This is unavoidable. All local government websites within New Zealand are required to meet AA level of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). WCAG is a series of internationally recognised guidelines for improving web accessibility for web users with disabilities.
To support this, where live links in the form of a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) are mentioned within the hardcopy version of the IDC e.g. http://tauranga.govt.nz, the online version of the IDC will have linked text e.g. Tauranga City Council (not http://tauranga.govt.nz ).
This difference in delivery format does not alter the intention of its reason for use. If you have any questions regarding this please contact Councils Infrastructure Engineer.
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