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Infrastructure Development Code

GEN-6.1 What is an IDC Departure?


An IDC Departure is where the Applicant’s proposal is different from the provisions in the IDC. All departures have to be identified in the Development Works Application. However, an application for an IDC Departure is not always applicable.

  1. An application for an IDC Departure is not applicable where the departure:

i) is covered by another approval process specified in the IDC e.g.

i-a) ignificant non-standard projects, specialised installations and/or large sized infrastructure GEN-1.2 Scope/Applicability applies.
i-b) where a practitioner discovers an improvement opportunity for the IDC in general, GEN-5.2 Amendment Processes applies.
i-c) negotiated outcome for utility locations; DS-1.21 Putting it all together applies.
i-d) Tauranga Waterfront and CBD DS-1.23 Tauranga Waterfront and CBD Specific Design applies.
i-e) Specific design, detailed design or Council approval is specified in the Design Standards of the IDC (e.g. street gardens and trees, street furniture, bridges, constructed wetlands, concrete capping on wastewater pipes, bulk mains).
i-f) approved material application for additions to the approved materials not associated with a project; AM-1.1 to AM-1.9 applies.
i-g) approved material application for materials associated with a project; AM-1.10.1 Specific Design Approval applies unless it forms part of an IDC Departure application.
i-h) alternative construction proposals, CS-1.15 Alternative Construction Methods applies.

ii) does not comply with the City Plan Performance Standards e.g. the number of trees in a subdivision.  If a resource consent has been granted, a variation to the resource consent is required.

iii) is minor and it has been agreed with Council that an application is not required.

iv) is related to an improvement to the IDC that has previously been identified and it has been agreed with Council that an application is not required.

  1. An application for an IDC Departure is applicable where GEN-6.1 a) does not apply and where one or more of the following applies:

i) The Applicant proposes a solution that is not covered or not allowed in the IDC.  This includes where new or innovative methods, techniques or technology is proposed.  Typically this is where the IDC cannot be used due to site specific constraints.

ii) The IDC explicitly refers to submitting an IDC Departure application for approval.

iii) The departure is covered by another approval process (refer to GEN-6.1 a) i)) but Council and/or the Applicant determine that an application will be completed to assist with the decision or to provide certainty of approval at an earlier stage in the project.

iv) Council inform the Applicant that a departure identified in the Development Works Application will require an IDC Departure application.

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