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Tauranga City Plan

12G  Purpose of Service and Infrastructure Provisions

Updated 11 September 2018

The purpose of the service and infrastructure provisions is to:

  1. Identify the accepted levels of service for development in each respective zone;
  2. Identify the Council’s infrastructure performance standards for the delivery of assets.

Note: The on-going operation, maintenance and upgrade of all infrastructure is subject to the requirement of Chapter 10 – Network Utilities and Designations.

Minimum levels of service requirements are identified for each zone to ensure that on-site service provision will not generate a level of demand that is beyond the anticipated capacity of the Council’s infrastructure within a catchment, and to ensure that those levels of service are consistent with the character and amenity of the underlying zone. 

Subdivision of land is the principal method for delivering infrastructure. As a physical resource it is important to ensure that the development of infrastructure will enable people, communities and future generations to provide for their social and economic wellbeing as well as their health and safety. To this end the Plan includes a number of performance standards that identify what needs to be achieved for infrastructure that is proposed to be constructed to be vested in Council. Both the applicant and the Council must satisfy themselves that these standards can be achieved at the subdivision stage whilst recognising that the final design and construction of infrastructure (how it is achieved) will be delivered through compliance with conditions of subdivision consent prior to approval pursuant to section 224 of the RMA.

The most certain means of compliance with the infrastructure performance standards is for an applicant to confirm they will use the Council’s Infrastructure Development Code. Whilst other means of compliance with the infrastructure performance standards can be proposed these may require more detail to be provided as part of the application and will be evaluated as part of that consent process

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