There are many ways in which levels of service are established by a Council, including:
- Within the City Plan e.g. the requirements for building set-back.
- Through asset management plans e.g. requiring water pressure to meet the requirements of firefighting standards.
- Through the development of strategies e.g. Council’s limitation on the size of street gardens became a level of service through the development of the Growing Tauranga Green vegetation management strategy.
- Through other Council decision-making processes e.g. Council specifically considered a range of potential levels of service across a range of activity areas in the lead-up to the development of the 2006-2016 LTCCP.
In using the above tools to set levels of service, Council will often draw on appropriate national standards or benchmarking information.
It should be noted that levels of service are not set through the IDC. The IDC is an implementation tool, used to ensure levels of service that are set through other processes are adhered to when new development occurs.
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