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    4. QA-4 Survey Plan (s223) Approval
    5. QA-5 Final Sign Off (s224c) Application Requirements
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    7. QA-7 Bonds and Maintenance Fee
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    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
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    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

GEN-4.3 Definitions

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A

Accreditation Panel

Those professional persons engaged by Council to assess the level of qualification, expertise, experience and peer support possessed by and available to a Geo-Professional for accreditation with Council as a Category 1 or 2 Geo-Professional.

AEP

Annual Exceedance Probability. The probability of exceedance of a given occurrence, generally a storm, in a period of 1 year (1% AEP is equivalent to a 1 in 100-year storm). Definition from: NZS 4404 Land Development and Subdivision Infrastructure.

Applicant

Any person or party who applies for a resource, building or service connection consent relating to a subject property. (In most cases the Applicant is generally the property owner and/or the Consent Holder).

Approved

Approved in writing by Council.

Approved Design

The drawings, diagrams, designs, calculations, specifications, documents, reports or other required information approved for construction as part of the capital works process.

Approved Documents

The documentation that form part of an approved design including all calculations, reports, specification or other required information.

Approved Drawings

All the drawings, diagrams and plans that form part of an approved design.

Approved Infrastructure Development Plans

The drawings, diagrams, designs, calculations, specifications, documents, reports or other required information approved for construction as part of the Development Works Approval process and approved by Council.

Approved Material

Any material or product including all supporting technical data and specifications that has been approved for inclusion on the approved materials list and for use on Council’s infrastructure networks.

As-Built

A drawn representation of the capital or development works as they have been constructed. As-Builts are not a copy of the design drawings with a changed title, but are drawn from data obtained in the field displaying what was actually constructed.

Asset

A specific component(s) of an infrastructure network.

Asset Manager

The person(s), delegated by Council, responsible for managing infrastructure vested in and owned by Council. The Asset Manager specifies the performance criteria for the infrastructure and provides assistance to the Development Engineer and/or Engineer when specific infrastructure proposals and/or design need specialist input.

B

Brownfield Development

Physical works undertaken in an existing/built up area of Tauranga City. Brownfield development generally only relates to capital works projects.

Building Act

The Building Act 2004.

Building Platform

That portion of a new allotment or a site that are identified on a survey plan, approved building consent or resource consent upon which a building or parts of a building is to be constructed.

C

Capital Works

Any work that involves the disturbance and/or an excavation of the land and/or the construction of infrastructure undertaken by Council for itself as part of the projects considered through the annual plan process.

Chartered Professional Engineer

A person who meets the requirements listed in the Chartered Professional Engineers of NZ Act 2002 or any superseding legislation.

For more information go to: https://www.engineeringnz.org/our-work/working-engineer/find-engineer/

City Plan

The Tauranga City Plan. 

Confined Space

An enclosed or partially enclosed space that is not intended or designed primarily for human occupancy, within which there is a risk of one or more of the following:

  1. An oxygen concentration outside the safe oxygen rate.
  2. A concentration of airborne contamination that may cause impairment, loss of consciousness or asphyxiation.
  3. A concentration of flammable contamination that may cause injury from fire or explosion.
  4. Engulfment in a stored free-flowing solid or a rising level of liquid that may cause suffocation or drowning.

Definition from: AS/NZS 2865:2001 Safe working in a confined space.

Consent Holder

The person who has been granted a Resource Consent to undertake the consented activities on a parcel(s) of land. Consent Holder replaces the terms Owner or Developer.

The Consent Holder is responsible for:

  1. Ensuring all conditions and requirements of the Resource Consent, Development Works Approval and the IDC are completed as required.
  2. Appointing a Consent Holder's Representative and Contractor to undertake those roles and the development works.
  3. And liable for the replacement or repair of any development works that may be or have become defective during the Defects Liability Period.
  4. And liable for the replacement or repair of any existing infrastructure asset damaged during the construction of the development works.

All communications to Council of a technical nature are undertaken through the Consent Holder's Representative.

Consent Holder’s Representative

The person appointed by the Consent Holder to undertake the responsibilities of the Consent Holder's Representative.

The Consent Holder's Representative is the primary point of contact between Council and the Consent Holder and the Consent Holder's consultants, agents or contractors. Only one person is able to act as the Consent Holder's Representative.

The Consent Holder's Representative shall be either:

  1. A Chartered Professional Engineer.
  2. A Licensed Cadastral Surveyor.
  3. A Suitably Qualified and Experienced Professional (SQE Professional).
Explanatory Note:
The Consent Holder's Representative, for most projects, will be a Chartered Professional Engineer or Licensed Cadastral Surveyor. However, for smaller projects a SQE Professional may be appropriate.
  1. The Consent Holder's Representative shall possess:
    1. Relevant qualifications, skills and industry experience to undertake the Consent Holder's Representative's responsibilities for the particular project.
    2. Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance each with a minimum limit of indemnity of $2million, or such limit as agreed by Council. The Public Liability Insurance shall also include "Run off" cover within the policy.
    3. Insurance cover needs to be appropriate to the potential risk exposures. At the discretion of Council, cover under the recommended minimum $2million limit of indemnity may be acceptable where the potential risk exposure is demonstrably low. All parties need to be fully aware that, in the case of Professional Indemnity insurance, insurance policies are commonly issued on the basis of limits of indemnity for any one claim and in the aggregate for the actual policy period. Council must fully consider the aggregate indemnity limit exposures prior to consenting to the acceptance of a lower Professional Indemnity limit of indemnity from the consultant.
  2. The Consent Holder's Representative is responsible for:
    1. The investigation, design and obtaining of all consents and approvals required by the particular development.
    2. Compiling and submitting all plans, information, certifications, supporting documents, Development Evaluation Reports and Development Completion Reports and any other information as required by the IDC for the approval and construction of the development works.
    3. Ensuring a Contractor’s Representative is appointed for the development and attends all formal inspections/tests.
    4. Ensuring the development works are covered by appropriate level of Public Liability Insurance.
    5. Supervision, testing and certification of the construction of the development works to the required standards.
    6. Arrange and attend all mandatory lodgement meetings, development inspections and tests required by the IDC.
    7. Coordinating all development works between Consent Holder, Council and Contractor.
    8. Certifying that all conditions of Resource Consent and Development Works Approval have been complied with when applying for final sign off (s224).
    9. Ensuring that competent professional expertise is engaged and provided to ensure the development works are constructed in accordance with the IDC and the Resource Consent.
    10. Undertaking any duties outlined in the various sections of the IDC not listed above.
Explanatory Note:
The term Consent Holder's Representative replaces the terms Developer’s Representative, Owner’s Representative and Consultant.

Contract

The documents referred to in the Contract Agreement as comprising the Contract, or the documents which constitute the Contract. Definition from: NZS 3910 Conditions of Contract for Building and Civil Engineering Construction.

Contract Works

The works including Temporary Works to be executed in accordance with the Contract. Definition from: NZS 3910 Conditions of Contract for Building and Civil Engineering Construction.

Contractor

For Capital Works: The Person whose tender has been accepted by the Principal or the Person who has been so named in the Contract, and includes the executors, administrators, and successors of the Contractor. Definition from: NZS 3910 Conditions of Contract for Building and Civil Engineering Construction.

For Development Works: The Contractor appointed by the Consent Holder to construct the development works. The Contractor shall possess the relevant industry experience, expertise & knowledge, plant & equipment & knowledge of the IDC to construct the development works to the required standards, specifications, Resource Consent and Development Works Approval.

Contractor's Representative

The person appointed by the Contractor to oversee construction of the works to the required standards, specifications, conditions of contract and/or Resource Consent. The Contractor's Representative must possess relevant industry experience, expertise and knowledge and knowledge of the IDC to ensure the works are constructed as required. The Contractor's Representative monitors construction of the works and attends all formal inspections and testing required through the course of the works.

Corridor Manager

The Corridor Manager of the local transportation network is the Council.

The Corridor Manager of the State Highway transportation network is the New Zealand Transportation Agency (NZTA).

The Corridor Manager of the rail corridor is the Rail Corridor Manager.

The Corridor Manager must:

  1. Coordinate, where practicable, activities in the Road including providing advice on all parties’ planned works programmes and leading regional coordination meetings.
  2. Receive and process notifications of proposed works in the Road.
  3. Set reasonable conditions for any works in the Road.
  4. Ensure and enforce compliance with the IDC and any conditions imposed.

Council

Tauranga City Council or any person authorised or delegated to act on its behalf.

Council’s Representative

The Council’s Representative shall be either.

  1. A Development Engineer or Development Monitoring Advisor where related to development works.
  2. A Project Manager, Council appointed Engineer’s Representative or nominated Development Monitoring Advisor where related to capital works.

D

Design

The drawings, diagrams, designs, calculations, specifications, documents, reports or other required information submitted for review and approval as part of the Capital/Development Works process.

Designer

A person, who possesses relevant industry experience and qualifications, who can design all or some aspects of infrastructure and/or building.

Developer

Refer to Consent Holder definition.

Development Completion Report

A report submitted with an application for final sign-off and/or s224 that details how the infrastructure for the development was constructed and meets the standards required and certifies that the designated safe building platforms are safe for building development subject to condition or not.

The Development Completion Report is compiled by the Consent Holder's Representative.

The information required in the Development Completion Report is referenced in QA-4.4 Development Completion Report.

Development Engineer

The person delegated by Council to be the interface between the Consent Holder, Consent Holder's Representative and Council when development works are proposed. The Development Engineer ensures the development works meet the requirements, standards and specifications required by the Resource Consent, Development Works Approval and the IDC. The Development Engineer is assigned to the development at the time the Resource Consent application is being considered.

The Development Engineer is the point of contact for the Consent Holder's Representative for any matter relating to the development works. They act as the liaison person for the Asset Manager should the Asset Manager’s input into the Development Works be referred.

Development Evaluation Report

A report submitted with an application for Resource Consent that details how the infrastructure for the development will be provided and how any issues relating to natural hazards and off-site effects will be avoided, remedied or mitigated.

The Development Evaluation Report is compiled by the Consent Holder's Representative.

The information required in the Development Evaluation Report is referenced in QA-2 Development Evaluation Report.

Development Works

Any works that involve the disturbance and/or excavation of the land and/or the construction of infrastructure, which will connect to a Council infrastructure network whether privately owned or to be vested in Council, where the works are undertaken to comply with a Building or Resource Consent. The definition excludes capital works associated with a Resource Consent.

Development Works Approval

The formal written approval of the Infrastructure Development plans, designs and documents submitted by the Consent Holder’s Representative for the development works. The Development Works Approval includes an approved set of drawings stamped "Approved" along with a letter of approval which may include conditions.

Drainage System

A network of inter-related and/or inter-connected natural and man made drainage elements that drain stormwater or wastewater.

 
Engineer

For Capital Works: The professional engineer, architect, surveyor, or other one natural person named or identified in the Special Conditions or such other one natural person as may be subsequently appointed by the Principal to act as Engineer to the Contract. The Engineer shall not be a body corporate or a firm. Definition from: NZS 3910 Conditions of Contract for Building and Civil Engineering Construction.

For Development Works: means the Consent Holder's Representative.

F

Footpath

Footpath means a path or way principally designed for and used by pedestrians and includes a footbridge. (definition from TCC Street Use & Public Places Bylaw 2018)

Freeboard

A provision for flood level design estimate imprecision, construction tolerances, and natural phenomena such as waves, debris, aggradations, channel transition, and bend effects) not explicitly included in the calculations. Definition from: NZS 4404 Land Development and Subdivision Infrastructure.

The Freeboard is measured form the top water level (TLW) to the top of the building platform.

G

Geo-Professional

A professional who has been interviewed by the Accreditation Panel via the Geo-Professional Accreditation System Outlined in DS-10 Apx C.3 Three Tier Geo-Professional Accreditation System and accredited as a Category 1 or 2 Geo-Professional.

The requirements of the Geo-Professional are to:

  1. Undertake appropriate site investigation, research and evaluation to ensure an appropriate geological model for the subject property is determined, including assessing what effects the existing site geomorphology has on the proposed development.
  2. Formulate designs and opinion on the most appropriate solution(s) to ensure development of nominated building platforms and landforms where complex geotechnical issues exist.
  3. Provide opinion, design, supervision and certification for bulk earthworks, slope stability, foundation design and to provide detailed evaluation of the suitability of the natural ground for the foundations of buildings, infrastructure or other development works both temporary and final.
  4. Provide certification that completed landform development works/earthworks required as part of the development works comply with the conditions of consent and relevant performance criteria.
  5. Before and during construction of the development works, determine the extent of any further investigations, review test methods and frequency of construction control tests, assess the reliability of that testing and evaluate the test results and field inspection reports and undertake regular site inspections to satisfy themself of the quality of the finished earth and development works.
  6. Compile the portion of the Development Evaluation Report and Development Completion Report relating to geotechnical hazards and associated As-Built plans and certification.
  7. The Consent Holder's Representative may act as the Geo-Professional where they are a Geo-Professional.
  8. The Consent Holder may not act as the Geo-Professional.
  9. Maintain a minimum level of Professional Indemnity insurance cover with a minimum limit of indemnity of $2million or such limit as agreed by Council.
  10. Insurance cover needs to be appropriate to the potential risk exposures. At the discretion of Council, cover under the recommended minimum $2million limit of indemnity may be acceptable where the potential risk exposure is demonstrably low. All parties need to be fully aware that, in the case of Professional Indemnity insurance, insurance policies are commonly issued on the basis of limits of indemnity for any one claim and in the aggregate for the actual policy period. Council must fully consider the aggregate indemnity limit exposures prior to consenting to the acceptance of a lower Professional Indemnity limit of indemnity from the consultant.

Explanatory Note:

The term Geo-Professional replaces the terms Geotechnical Engineer and Soils Engineer.

Geotechnical Completion Report

The final geotechnical report undertaken by the Geo-Professional to confirm all geotechnical aspects of the development after completion of the works with a view to recording:

  1. The construction methods.
  2. Supervision.
  3. Inspections undertaken.
  4. Test results.
  5. Additional investigations.
  6. Statements of suitability of the land for building development for all lots.

Geotechnical Hazards

Hazards and risks associated with matters such as slope stability, peat, estuarine deposits, liquefaction, uncertified fill, lateral spread, seismic issues relative to land, bearing capacity etc where advice is required from a Geo-Professional.

GIS

Geographical Information Systems lets us visualize, question, analyse and interpret data.  GIS software is designed to capture, manage, analyse and display all forms of geographically referenced information. Council uses ArcGIS.

Greenfield Development

New subdivision or development for residential or other urban land uses, from areas that were formerly undeveloped rural or open land.

Ground

Term used to describe, in general, landforms and/or material in the vicinity of or below the surface of the earth whether soil, rock or man-made surfacing.

H

Hardstand

Where used with regard to stormwater issues, this refers to all parts of the property or site that reduces the natural infiltration characteristics of the site. This includes buildings, driveways (any surface), paving (any surface) and pools (e.g. once full they contribute to runoff). It does not include timber decking where gaps between individual boards allow water to fall on soil with the same area as the decking.

Hold Point

A hold point is a stage of the construction where an inspection/test must be undertaken or witnessed by the Consent Holder’s Representative and Council’s Representative. The quality of work must be to the satisfaction of the Consent Holder’s Representative and Council’s Representative before work can continue.

I

Infill Subdivision

The further residential subdivision or development of land within existing developed areas of the City.

Infrastructure

The provision of, and resources associated with the delivery or reticulation of, water, roads, electricity, gas, wastewater disposal, stormwater disposal, reserves, streetlighting, community infrastructure, community facilities and telecommunications and includes activities which can be undertaken by a network utility operator defined under Section 166 of the Resource Management Act 1991.

Infrastructure Development Plans

The drawings, diagrams, designs, calculations, specifications, documents and reports submitted as part of the Development Works Approval process.

Infrastructure Performance Standards

The performance standards for delivery of infrastructure set out in Chapter 12 Subdivision, Services and Infrastructure of the City Plan.

L

Licensed Cadastral Surveyor

A qualified professional who has been licensed by the Cadastral Surveyors Licensing Board in accordance with the requirements Cadastral Surveyors Act 2002. Follow this link to view: http://www.cslb.org.nz.

Licensed Contractor

The categories of contractors approved by Council to undertake certain works and functions on Councils existing water supply, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure.

LIM

Land Information Memorandum as defined in s44A of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987.

Local Roads

Refers to all roads excluding those in private ownership or owned and governed by the New Zealand Transport Agency.

Lot

Has the same meaning as referenced within section 218 of the Resource Management Act.

Low Impact Design

An approach to land development and stormwater management that recognises the value of natural systems in order to mitigate environmental impacts and enhance local amenity and ecological values. Definition from: NZS 4404 Land Development and Subdivision Infrastructure.

M

Minimum Floor Level

For flooding situations and ocean inundation: The ground level applied to ensure the building platform is above the design flood level including freeboard.

For stormwater and wastewater connection: The difference in elevation between the finished floor level and the invert of the wastewater/stormwater private drain at the point of connection to the public system shall be a minimum of 1m to safeguard against backflow effects.

N

O

Other Hazards

All other natural and man-made hazards that are not referenced as Geotechnical Hazards. Advice on these hazards is obtained from a SQE Professional.

Owner

In relation to any land or interest in land, includes an owner of the land, whether beneficially or as trustee, and their agent or attorney, and a mortgagee acting in exercise of power of sale; and also includes the Crown, the Public Trustee, and any person, TA, board, or other body or authority however designated, constituted, or appointed, having power to dispose of the land or interest in land by way of sale. From NZS 4404 Land Development and Subdivision Infrastructure.

P

Pathway

A dual purpose path for pedestrian/cycle use that provides a link between two Roads, a link between a Road and a Reserve or a link between two Reserves. This excludes paths within Roads or within a Reserve.

Pavement

The subgrade, sub-base, basecourse and wearing course for carriageway construction.

Pedestrian Accessways

A Footpath that provides a link between two Roads, a link between a Road and a Reserve or a link between two Reserves. This excludes footpaths within Roads or within a Reserve.

Person

A natural person and a partnership, body of persons, firm, company, or organisation whether corporate or not. Definition from: NZS 3910 Conditions of Contract for Building and Civil Engineering Construction.

PIM

Project Information Memorandum as defined in s35 Building Act.

Primary Flow

The estimated surface water run-off specified to be managed by the primary stormwater system. This flow may be piped or contained within relatively narrow confines under public control by reserve or easement. Definition from: Section 315 of the Local Government Act 1974.

Private Road

Any roadway, place, or arcade laid out or formed within a district on private land, whether before or after the commencement of this Part, by the owner thereof, but intended for the use of the public generally. Definition from: Section 315 of the Local Government Act 1974.

Private Way

Any way or passage whatsoever over private land within a district, the right to use which is confined or intended to be confined to certain persons or classes of persons, and which is not thrown open or intended to be open to the use of the public generally; and includes any such way or passage as aforesaid which at the commencement of this Part exists within any district. Definition from: NZS 4404 Land Development and Subdivision Infrastructure.

Product

Any material or product including all supporting technical data and specifications that has been approved for inclusion on the approved materials list and for use on Council’s infrastructure networks.

Project Manager

The person delegated by Council to undertake the duties of the Principal (The Person named as such in the Special Conditions and includes its executors, administrators, and successors. Definition from: NZS 3910 Conditions of Contract for Building and Civil Engineering Construction.) The Project Manager is the point of contact for any matter relating to a particular contract they are undertaking the duties of the Principal on behalf of Council.

R

Receiving Water

The water body that receives the discharge from the stormwater conveyance system and is usually a watercourse, stream, river, pond, lake, or the sea. Definition from: NZS 4404 Land Development and Subdivision Infrastructure.

Relic Slip

Ancient geomorphic features that define headscarps and debris lobes, but can also include escarpments and embankments that have no obvious associated landslide debris. These features were formed when there were differing climatic and geological conditions than at present.

Resource Consent

The Resource Consent issued in accordance with the requirements of the Resource Management Act 1991.

Road

Road means the whole of any land which is within a district, and which

  1. immediately before the commencement of Part 21 of the Local Government Act 1974 was a road or street or public highway; or
  2. immediately before the inclusion of any area in the district was a public highway within that area; or
  3. is laid out by the council as a road or street after the commencement of Part 21 of the Local Government Act 1974; or
  4. is vested in the council for the purpose of a road as shown on a deposited survey plan; or
  5. is vested in the council as a road or street pursuant to any other enactment;

and includes

  1. except where elsewhere provided in Part 21 of the Local Government Act 1974, any access way or service lane which before the commencement of Part 21 of the Local Government Act 1974 was under the control of any council or is laid out or constructed by or vested in any council as an access way or service lane or is declared by the Minister of Works and Development as an access way or service lane after the commencement of Part 21 of the Local Government Act 1974 or is declared by the Minister of Lands as an access way or service lane on or after 1 April 1988:
  2. every square or place intended for use of the public generally, and every bridge, culvert, drain, ford, gate, building, or other thing belonging thereto or lying upon the line or within the limits thereof;

but, except as provided in the Public Works Act 1981 or in any regulations under that Act, does not include a motorway within the meaning of that Act or the Government Roading Powers Act 1989.

Definition from: s315 of the Local Government Act 1974.

Rural Area

Land zoned ‘Rural’ or ‘Rural Residential’ in the City Plan.

S

s223

Has the meaning of s223 of the Resource Management Act 1991. This section addresses the approval of survey plan by territorial authority.

s224

Has the meaning of s224 of the Resource Management Act 1991. This section addresses the restrictions upon deposit of survey plan.

Secondary Flowpath

The flowpath taken by stormwater, which is in excess of the primary flow, or where inlet blockage or under-capacity could lead to overflow, via either a natural or man-made drainage path. The flowpath shall be capable of protecting the surrounding buildings (normally 2% AEP for commercial, industrial and habitable residential floor levels).

Spatial Data

The information about the location of geographic features of an asset. This data resides in the GIS.

SQE Professional

A suitably qualified and/or experienced professional who possesses relevant qualification, experience and expertise in the areas of land development or natural hazard (excluding geotechnical) disciplines.

Any professional can undertake the role of the SQE Professional where they meet one of the following criteria:
  1. A Chartered Professional Engineer.
  2. A person with relevant qualifications, skills and industry experience, who can demonstrate to Council a track record of undertaking investigation, design, supervision and certification of development works relating to either natural or man-made hazards (excluding geotechnical) or in land development disciplines, that is acceptable to Council.

    The SQE Professional shall possess Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance each with a minimum limit of indemnity of $2million or such limit as agreed by Council. The Public Liability Insurance shall also include "Run off" cover within the policy.
    (Insurance cover needs to be appropriate to the potential risk exposures. At the discretion of Council, cover under the recommended minimum $2million limit of indemnity may be acceptable where the potential risk exposure is demonstrably low. All parties need to be fully aware that, in the case of Professional Indemnity insurance, insurance policies are commonly issued on the basis of limits of indemnity for any one claim and in the aggregate for the actual policy period. Council must fully consider the aggregate indemnity limit exposures prior to consenting to the acceptance of a lower Professional Indemnity limit of indemnity from the consultant).

The responsibilities of the SQE Professional are to:

  1. Undertake appropriate site investigation (including testing), research, evaluation and design to ensure appropriate solutions are defined so that the developed site avoids, remedies or mitigates the hazards present, and meets the performance criteria stated above.
  2. Supervise and provide certification that completed development works comply with the conditions of consent and the relevant performance criteria.
  3. During construction of the development works, undertake regular site inspections to satisfy themselves of the quality of the completed development works.
  4. Compile both Development Evaluation Report and Development Completion Report and associated As-Built plans and certifications.
  5. The Consent Holder's Representative may act as the Suitably Qualified and Experienced Professional where they possess the relevant qualifications and industry experience.
  6. The Consent Holder may not act as the SQE Professional.

Stormwater

Means that portion of rainfall, which flows directly from land or any impermeable surface into a natural waterbody or built disposal systems (eg, drains, channels or designated ponding areas).

Street

For the purpose of the IDC the definition is identical with Road.

Streetscape

The visual appearance of a street and its surrounds and includes the:

  1. Geometry of street pattern and subdivision.
  2. Width and length of streets.
  3. Degree of enclosure.
  4. Building setbacks from the street.
  5. Fencing and street design.
  6. The contribution that vegetation makes to the appearance of the street.

Sump

A device constructed for the collection of stormwater run-off and acts as a primary treatment for this run-off i.e. silt storage. Also known as a cesspit or catchpit.

Surface Water Run-off

All naturally occurring water, other than subsurface water, which results from rainfall on the site or water flowing onto the site, including that flowing from a drain, stream, or river. Definition from: NZS 4404 Land Development and Subdivision Infrastructure.

Swale

A constructed watercourse shaped or graded in earth materials and stabilised with site-suitable vegetation or rocks, for the safe conveyance and water-quality improvement of stormwater run-off. Definition from: NZS 4404 Land Development and Subdivision Infrastructure

T

The Code

For the purposes of use within the Approved Materials section only the:

  1. Infrastructure Development Code (IDC) for the Council.
  2. Development Code (DC) for Western Bay of Plenty District Council

are referred to as the Code. This has no definition in other sections.

U

Urban Area

Land zoned solely or principally for residential, commercial, industrial or any other similar urban purposes or any two or more such purposes.

Utility Operator

The Utility Operator is the owner responsible for the operation and maintenance of each utility.

The known Utility Operators for the Tauranga Area are noted in DS-9 – Appendix B Utility Operators.

Each Utility Operator shall:

  1. Notify the Corridor Manager of any planned works in the Road in accordance with the IDC in both a wider planning sense and in relation to specific works.
  2. Comply with the IDC and any Reasonable Conditions set by the Corridor Manager in relation to their works.
  3. Take reasonable care not to damage other parties’ infrastructure or cause unnecessary disruption to the public in undertaking those works.
  4. Advise the location of its assets in the corridor.
  5. Participate as required in regional coordination and liaison meetings.

W

Wastewater

Means all foul water emanating from a site, excluding stormwater run-off, but including effluent.

Working Days

A calendar day other than any Saturday, Sunday, public holiday or any day falling within the period from 24 December to 5 January.

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