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  1. The Development Completion Report aims to:
    1. Collate, within one (1) document, a record of how the various parts of the development works were completed.
    2. Summarise and certify that the quality assurance for the development works has been completed appropriately.
    3. Provide information that is important for design and construction considerations for Building Consent related activities.
  2. The Development Completion Report comprises of the following elements:
    1. QA-5.4.2 Geotechnical Completion Report.
    2. QA-5.4.3 Other Hazard Completion Report.
    3. QA-5.4.4 Off-Site Effect Completion Report.
    4. QA-5.4.5 Infrastructure Development Completion Report.
    5. QA-5.5 As-Built Information.
    6. QA-5.6 Further Supporting Documents

The information requirements for Type 1 and Type 2 developments are the same except where specified. 

QA-5.4.1  Compilation of the Report

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

In compiling the report, the Consent Holder's Representative may need to utilise the input from a Geo-Professional (for Geotechnical Hazards) and / or a SQE Professional (for Other Hazards or land / infrastructure development disciplines).

QA-5.4.2  Geotechnical Completion Report

The following information shall be included in the Geotechnical Completion Report:

  1. The recommendations and solutions outlined in the Development Evaluation Report (geotechnical hazards assessment) have been completed.
  2. The lots and deposited plan numbers covered by the report.
  3. The earthworks design for both building platforms (including levels) and road sub-grades.
  4. The testing regime utilised to certify the construction of all earth fills (certified and uncertified).
  5. Earthworks test results and re-test results where applicable and the extent of supervision and inspections undertaken during earthworks construction.
  6. The name of the testing company used.
  7. A statement from the testing laboratory that the earthworks testing was undertaken independently and in accordance with the Geo-Professional’s testing regime and the relevant NZ Standard test method/criteria.
  8. Construction methods utilised to construct the earthworks and landforms including plants utilised etc.
  9. Variations to the original earthworks design and specifications and why these occurred.
  10. Details of subsoil drains installed, their function and impact on the overall stability of the earth fill of slope and what if any ongoing maintenance is required and who is expected to undertake this maintenance. 
  11. Any further opinion relative to the ongoing development or maintenance of individual lots, matters required to be undertaken to ensure the mitigation measures remain effective. These comments should also be included in the lot summary report.
  12. Confirmation that the performance criteria referenced in DS-10.3 Performance Criteria have been met.
  13. A statement of opinion that each nominated building platform is suitable for building development with respect to the geotechnical hazards without the need to issue building consents pursuant to s72 of the Building Act.
  14. Any conditions of Resource Consent relating to geotechnical hazards have been complied with.
  15. The recommendations and solutions outlined in the Development Evaluation Report have been completed.
  16. A Lot Summary Report of the individual lots and safe building platforms in a format shown in G3 – Summary of Geotechnical Data for Individual Lots. For individual lots, this summary report shall detail subsurface data, foundation recommendations and comments for the nominated building platform established on each lot, topsoil depths etc. 
Explanatory Note:
This information will be used by Council to form part of each PIM / LIM report for individual building projects and Consent Notices. 
  1. Statement of Professional Opinion in a format similar to G2 - Geotechnical Statement - Suitability of Land for Building Development.
  2. As-Built Information in the form of plans displaying the:
    1. Position of all nominated building platforms and building restriction lines.
    2. Finished platform levels where platform levels are important in the avoidance of future flood issues.
    3. Finished landform contour plan shown in 1m intervals and relevant to Moturiki Datum. 
    4. Extent and depth of all certified and un-certified fill.
    5. Positions and depth of all sub-soil drains or drainage systems installed including maintenance entry points if applicable.
    6. Positions of all permanent surface contour and/or cut-off drains.
  3. Operation and maintenance information for any related infrastructure whether temporary or fixed e.g. retain wall maintenance, soakage components etc.

QA-5.4.2.1  Exceptions

Where no geotechnical hazards are present then the Geotechnical Assessment undertaken as part of the Resource Consent application will be the Geotechnical Completion Report.

If this occurs, the Geo-Professional shall provide the following:

  1. The lots and deposited plan numbers covered by the report.
  2. Any further opinion relative to the ongoing development or maintenance of individual lots, matters required to be undertaken to ensure the mitigation measures remain effective. These comments should also be included in the lot summary report.
  3. Confirmation that the performance criteria referenced in DS-10.3 Performance Criteria have been met.
  4. A statement of opinion that each nominated building platform is suitable for building development with respect to the geotechnical hazards without the need to issue building consents pursuant to s72 of the Building Act.
  5. A lot summary report of the individual lots and nominated building platforms in a format shown in G3 - Summary of Geotechnical Data for Individual Lots. For individual lots, this summary report shall detail subsurface data, foundation recommendations and comments for the nominated building platform established on each lot, topsoil depths etc. 
Explanatory Note:
This information will be used by Council to form part of each PIM / LIM report for individual building projects and Consent Notices. 
  1. A statement of Professional Opinion in a format similar to G2 - Geotechnical Statement - Suitability of Land for Building Development.
  2. As-Built Information in the form of plans displaying the:
    1. Position of all nominated building platforms and building restriction lines.
    2. Finished landform contour plan shown in 1m intervals and reletive to Moturiki Datum.

QA-5.4.2.2  Limitations

The report shall be clear as to the issues it is applicable to and the issues it is not. It shall give a clear statement of the types of building development works that are covered by the report. This shall be listed as a set of limitations on the use of the report. 

Explanatory Note:
The limitations on this report will clarify for an architect or building designer, any requirement for further specific geotechnical design when designing the building or other structures such as a retaining wall. This will also enact the appropriate Council information requirements to support the Building Consent application and processing.  

QA-5.4.3  Other Hazards Completion Report

The following information shall be included in the Other Hazards completion report:

  1. The recommendations and solutions outlined in the Development Evaluation Report (other hazards assessment) have been completed.
  2. The lots and deposited plan numbers covered by the report.
  3. Test (and re-test) results of any testing required to certify the other hazards development works and the extent of supervision and inspections undertaken during construction.
  4. The name of the testing company used.
  5. A statement from the testing laboratory that the earthworks testing was undertaken independently and in accordance with the Geo-Professional’s / SQE Professionals testing regime and the relevant NZ Standard test method/criteria.
  6. Construction methods utilised to construct the other hazards development works including plant utilised etc.
  7. Variations to the original other hazards development works design and why these occurred.
  8. A summary of any/all minimum floor levels required for lots adjacent to overland flowpaths, stormwater detention ponds, flood prone/low lying land, lots adjacent to harbour coastal margins etc.
  9. Any further opinion relative to the ongoing development or maintenance of individual lots required to be undertaken to ensure the mitigation measures remain effective. The further opinion or advice shall be added to the Lot Summary Report compiled as part of the geotechnical completion report. Refer to G3 - Summary of Geotechnical Data for Individual Lots. The Lot Summary Report shall detail recommendations and comments for the individual building platforms and forms part of each PIM / LIM report for individual building projects.
  10. Confirmation, where applicable, that the performance criteria referenced in DS-10.3 Performance Criteria have been met.
  11. The recommendations and solutions outlined in the Development Evaluation Report have been completed.
  12. A statement of opinion that each nominated building platform is suitable for building development with respect to the other hazards without the need to issue building consents pursuant to s72 of the Building Act.
  13. Any conditions of Resource Consent relating to geotechnical hazards have been complied with.
  14. As-Built Information in the form of plans displaying the:
    1. Position of all nominated building platforms and building restriction lines. 
    2. Finished platform levels where platform levels are important in the avoidance of future flood issues.
    3. Finished landform contour plan shown in 1m intervals and relevant to Moturiki Datum. 
    4. Extent and position of any other hazards development works.

QA-5.4.3.1  Exceptions

Where no other hazards are present then the Other Hazards Assessment Report undertaken as part of the Resource Consent application will be the Other Hazards Completion Report.

If this occurs, the SQE Professional shall provide the following:

  1. The lots and deposited plan numbers covered by the report.
  2. Any further opinion relative to the ongoing development or maintenance of individual lots, matters required to be undertaken to ensure the mitigation measures remain effective. These comments should also be included in the lot summary report.
  3. Confirmation that the performance criteria referenced in DS-10.3 Performance Criteria have been met.
  4. A statement of opinion that each nominated building platform is suitable for building development with respect to the geotechnical hazards without the need to issue building consents pursuant to s72 of the Building Act.
  5. A lot summary report of the individual lots and nominated building platforms in a format shown in G3 - Summary of Geotechnical Data for Individual Lots. For individual lots, this summary report shall detail subsurface data, foundation recommendations and comments for the nominated building platform established on each lot, topsoil depths etc. 
Explanatory Note:
This information will be used by Council to form part of each PIM / LIM report for individual building projects and Consent Notices. 
  1. A statement of Professional Opinion in a format similar to G2 - Geotechnical Statement - Suitability of Land for Building Development.
  2. As-Built Information in the form of plans displaying the:
    1. Position of all nominated building platforms and building restriction lines.
    2. Finished landform contour plan shown in 1m intervals and relative to Moturiki Datum.

QA-5.4.3.2  Limitations

The report shall be clear as to the issues it is applicable to and the issues it is not. It shall give a clear statement of the types of building development works that are covered by the report. This shall be listed as a set of limitations on the use of the report. 

Explanatory Note:
The limitations on this report will clarify for an architect or building designer, any requirement for further specific geotechnical design when designing the building or other structures such as a retaining wall. This will also enact the appropriate Council information requirements to support the Building Consent application and processing.  

QA-5.4.4  Off-Site Effect Completion Report

The following information shall be included in the Off-Site Effect Completion Report:

  1. The recommendations and solutions outlined in the Development Evaluation Report (off-site effect assessment) have been completed.
  2. A statement of opinion from the SQE Professional that the off-site effect for the completed development (stormwater runoff) is equal to or less than the pre-development scenario and that any changes in runoff pattern (points of discharge) for the completed development will not result in an adverse effect on the adjoining property(s).
  3. Any conditions of Resource Consent relating to off-site effects have been complied with.
  4. As-Built Information in the form of plans displaying the:
    1. Positions of all points of discharge for the completed development.
    2. Areas in the completed development used for storage where development works were installed to mitigate any off-site issues (including depth of storage and volume etc).
    3. Finished landform contour plan shown in 1m intervals and relative to Moturiki Datum. 

QA-5.4.4.1  Exceptions

Where no other hazards are present the Off-Site Effects Assessment Report undertaken as part of the Resource Consent application will be the Off-Site Effects Completion Report.

If this occurs, the SQE Professional shall provide the following:

  1. The lots and deposited plan numbers covered by the report.
  2. Any further opinion relative to the ongoing development or maintenance of individual lots, matters required to be undertaken to ensure the mitigation measures remain effective. These comments should also be included in the lot summary report.
  3. A statement of opinion from the SQE Professional that the off-site effect for the completed development (stormwater runoff) is equal to or less than the pre-development scenario and that any changes in runoff pattern (points of discharge) for the completed development will not result in an adverse effect on the adjoining property(s).

QA-5.4.4.2  Limitations

The report shall be clear as to the issues it is applicable to and the issues it is not. It shall give a clear statement of the types of building development works that are covered by the report. This shall be listed as a set of limitations on the use of the report. 

Explanatory Note:
The limitations on this report will clarify for an architect or building designer, any requirement for further specific geotechnical design when designing the building or other structures such as a retaining wall. This will also enact the appropriate Council information requirements to support the Building Consent application and processing.  

QA-5.4.5  Infrastructure Development Completion Report

Prior to application, AC5 Application Checklist - s224 / Final Sign Off shall be completed. It shall be provided with the report ensuring that all requirements are met in full and are included within the report. 

The following information shall be included in the Infrastructure Development Completion Report:

  1. Confirmation that the relevant conditions of Resource Consent have been met.
  2. Confirmation that the requirements of the Development Evaluation Report have been met.
  3. Confirmation that the approved design and relevant conditions of Development Works Approval have been met.
  4. Details of the level of supervision utilised to supervise and monitor the construction of the development works including a summary of inspections undertaken on-site.
  5. The name of the contractor and sub-contractors who constructed the development works.
  6. Summary of construction methods including compaction plant and techniques employed.
  7. The name of all practitioners and testing companies used.
  8. A statement from the testing laboratory that materials testing was undertaken in accordance with the relevant NZ Standard test method or criteria.
  9. Copies of all test results as required by the Inspection and Testing Requirements section of the IDC.
  10. Confirmation that the new water supply infrastructure has been disinfected and connected to Council’s existing network in accordance with the requirements of Council's Water Supply / Drainage / Vehicle Crossing Connection Application Form and IT-7.2.3 Water Supply Disinfection Inspection and FAC test.
  11. Certification Forms as follows:
    1. C1 Producer Statement - Design.
    2. C2 Certificate of Construction - Streetscape.
    3. C3 Certificate of Construction - Reserves.
    4. C4 Certificate of Construction - Transportation Network.
    5. C5 Certificate of Construction - Stormwater.
    6. C6 Certificate of Construction - Wastewater.
    7. C7 Certificate of Construction - Water Supply.
    8. C8 Certificate of Construction - Public Lighting.
    9. C9 Certificate of Construction - Network Utilities.
    10. C10 Producer statement - Completed Construction Works.
  12. Subdivision Completion Certificates from non-Council Utility Operators. This may include the following:
    1. Energy including Public Lighting.
    2. Telecommunications.
    3. Gas.
    4. Others as approved via Development Works Approval.

Definitions in this section

As-built

Building act

Building platform

Consent holder's representative

Contractor

Council

Design

Development completion report

Development evaluation report

Development works

Development works approval

Geotechnical completion report

Geotechnical hazards

Geo-professional

IDC

Infrastructure

LIM

Lot

Other hazards

PIM

Resource consent

SQE professional