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  4. Quality Assurance Information Requirements
    1. QA-1 Resource Consent Application Requirements
    2. QA-2 Works Undertaken By or For a Council
    3. QA-3 Development Works Approval
    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
    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

IT-1.1 General


The Consent Holder's Representative or the Engineer are responsible for ensuring that the formal inspections/testing is undertaken in accordance with the IDC. Council also undertakes random informal inspections during the course of the works.

Council attends these inspections/tests:

  1. As a co-stakeholder of infrastructure development with the emphasis on the construction of quality assets that will be vested in Council ownership and/or private assets that connect to and therefore have an effect on public assets.
  2. To ensure good industry practice that benefits all stakeholders, especially the general public and to ensure the quality, longevity and maintenance of the assets in the future.

Development Works

Type 1 Process

  1. Unless notified otherwise in the Development Works Approval, Type 1 developments require the following 2 inspections:
    1. A pre-backfill inspection for all services intended for Council ownership. 
    2. The Final Inspection.
  2. .Usually, no formal testing of services is required for smaller developments where the only assets being created are service connections or short laterals or connections to reticulation mains.
  3. Testing is required where the services being constructed involve reticulation mains, ridermains, manholes or the like. In these cases testing shall be undertaken in accordance with IT-1.4 Asset Inspection/Testing Requirements.
  4. The final inspection will ensure that assets constructed meet the required standards. 

Type 2 Process

  1. Unless notified otherwise in the Development Works Approval, Type 2 developments shall undertake the inspections and testing in accordance with IT-1.4 Asset Inspection/Testing Requirements and IT-1.6 Final Inspection.

Capital Works

  1. Refer to the contract documents for testing requirements.

Inspections and tests organised or undertaken by the Project Engineer shall be as provided for by this section of the IDC.

Definitions in this section


Consent holder's representative

Contract documents

Capital works


Development works

Development works approval







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