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Tauranga City Plan

12G.1  Objectives and Policies for Services and Infrastructure

Updated 11 September 2018

12G.1.1 Objective – Services and Infrastructure

The provision of effective, efficient, functional, safe and sustainable services, infrastructure and network utilities throughout the City.

12G.1.1.1 Policy – Services

Ensuring that the subdivision, use and development of land will provide for a level of on-site services, infrastructure and network utilities that: 

  1. Connects to a Council owned system where appropriate;
  2. Avoids generating an unanticipated level of demand on infrastructure, service or network utility capacity that is not able to be remedied or mitigated;
  3. Do not compromise existing service or infrastructure supply in the broader area; and
  4. Are consistent with the purpose of the underlying zone. 

12G.1.1.2 Policy – Infrastructure

Ensuring that where infrastructure is proposed to be vested in the Council it will be designed and constructed to a standard that will: 

  1. Deliver an asset life that is suitable for its intended purpose;
  2. Factor in the risk of any known natural or geo-technical hazards within the area;
  3. Accommodate the anticipated demand and flows for that system or network;
  4. Be compatible with existing systems or networks where links are proposed;
  5. In the case of piped systems be capable of containing design flows within that system except where surcharge is appropriate;
  6. Be cost effective for the Council to operate and maintain;
  7. Provide for safe and reasonable access for maintenance;
  8. Not compromise the integrity of existing infrastructure or network utilities in the area.

12G.1.1.3 Policy – Infrastructure and Services - Tauriko

By ensuring the timing of infrastructure and services follow the staging shown on Diagram 9, Section 5, (Plan Maps, Part B) (Tauriko Business Estate) Staging Plan and associated staging requirements set out in the subdivision rules unless:

  1. Unforeseen circumstances result in a need to amend the sequence;
  2. The amended sequence does not adversely affect infrastructure performance;
  3. Any increase in costs is borne by the developer.

12G.1.2 Objective – Transport Network

A safe transport network that provides a place for the access, interaction; connection and movement of people, vehicles, goods and services and a corridor for infrastructure, network utilities and amenity where appropriate.

12G.1.2.1 Policy – Transport Network

Ensuring the transport network is designed and constructed to:

  1. Deliver roads that are appropriate for their position in the road hierarchy and enable the safe passage of vehicles, including emergency services vehicles;
  2. Provide adequate vehicle crossings, walkways and cycleways that are designed and constructed for safe movement and their intended capacity;
  3. Makes appropriate provision for network utilities and other infrastructure
  4. Incorporate stormwater systems that control the adverse effects of surface water;
  5. Includes soft and hard landscaping elements that contribute to urban landscape character of that area;
  6. Includes appropriate streetlighting that is located and designed to facilitate the safe and secure movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic. 

12G.1.3 Objective – Stormwater

People, property, infrastructure and network utilities are safeguarded from the adverse effects of flooding and inundation associated with stormwater run-off and discharge.

12G.1.3.1 Policy – Stormwater

Ensuring stormwater systems are designed and constructed to:

  1. Consist of a combination of primary and secondary systems;
  2. Have capacity to service the anticipated demand whilst accommodating anticipated flows, pressures and loads;
  3. Utilise ground soakage in appropriate locations;
  4. Incorporate measures to avoid, remedy or mitigate:
    1. The risk of blockages;
    2. Flooding effects associated with stormwater discharge;
    3. Pollutant loads;
    4. Post development run off.
    5. The velocity of stormwater at discharge points.

12G.1.3.2 Policy – Low Impact Design 

Ensuring that where low impact stormwater design is incorporated into a stormwater system it is:

  1. Appropriately designed to accommodate anticipated flows having particular regard to run-off from the surrounding natural and physical environment;
  2. Located in areas that will enable practical access for safe and effective maintenance. 

12G.1.4 Objective – Water Supply

The efficient, effective and sustainable water supply for human consumption, hygiene and firefighting purposes.

12G.1.4.1 Policy – Water Supply

Ensuring water supply systems are designed and constructed to:

  1. Have capacity to service the anticipated demand whilst accommodating anticipated flows, pressures and loads;
  2. Provide an adequate standard of potable water;
  3. Avoid contamination of potable water;
  4. Satisfy any fire protection and access requirements where necessary. 

12G.1.5 Objective – Wastewater

The safe and hygienic treatment and disposal of wastewater from land use activities

12G.1.5.1 Policy – Wastewater

Ensuring wastewater supply systems are designed and constructed to:

  1. Have capacity to service the anticipated demand whilst accommodating anticipated flows, pressures and loads;
  2. Avoid direct stormwater entry;
  3. Operate without surcharging pipes or manholes;
  4. Convey wastewater to an approved discharge point. 

12G.1.6 Objective – Reserves

The provision of reserves meets the social, recreational and cultural demands of the community and the functional requirements of infrastructure

12G.1.6.1 Policy – Reserves

By locating and constructing reserves to:

  1. Ensure the proportions and topography are compatible with their intended function;
  2. Maximise opportunities for connectivity within a proposed development or to existing transport networks;
  3. Include areas of ecological value where practicable; 
  4. Ensure that planting and landscaping is compatible with the purpose of the reserve;
  5. Ensure that where the purpose of the reserve is for recreation use it:
    1. Maximises street frontage opportunities for passive surveillance and safety;
    2. Has regard to the proximity of existing or proposed public transport stops. 

12G.1.7 Objective – Energy and Telecommunications

Utility connections adequately meet the energy and telecommunication demands for land use activities across the City

12G.1.7.1 Policy – Energy and Telecommunications

By ensuring the road reserve can provide for the energy and telecommunication demands of land use activities.


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