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Engineering design standards

Standards for engineering infrastructure design and construction are intended for use by developers, contractors, consultants, service/utility operators, Auckland Transport and Auckland Council design engineers, planners, project managers and others who design and install transport facilities and services in Auckland.

These are provided to establish minimum standards of work, to ensure that there is no reduction in the asset condition, or length of useful service in the life of the road asset.

With the merging of the seven former councils, Auckland Regional Council (ARC) and the Auckland Regional Transport Authority (ARTA), Auckland Transport inherited the respective historic policies, guidelines and standards of each of those former Road Controlling Authorities.

To provide improved clarity and consistency throughout the Auckland region, the former legacy councils’ Engineering Infrastructure Standards have been reviewed in comparison to one another, giving cognisance to other relevant national and international standards, current best practice and innovative thought to potential improved concepts.

The outcome of this work will be contained in the Auckland Transport Code of Practice (ATCOP). The ATCOP Consultation Draft has now been published and the public can make submissions on it.

ATCOP contains AT’s recommended standards, however, in some cases the Engineering Infrastructure Design Standards of the previous councils may be applicable based on the status of the District Plans concerned.

Waitakere City engineering standards

Tip: Documents have been labelled with their code and a description of the contents. Documents labelled 'section' will assist you in finding the code assigned to different sections of content and what documents are available within that section.

Standard details for roading in Rodney

Papakura development code

Manukau engineering quality standards

Franklin engineering standards

Auckland City engineering standards

Tip: You can sort the list below by name so that all the index files appear at the top of the list to help you identify the document/s you're looking for. The index for each section (eg; street lighting, utilities services, traffic) also provides the code that will prefix any documents relevant to that section. For example: Street lighting is coded 0900 so if you're looking for anything to do with street lighting, you will need to search for documents beginning with 09.

There is also an overall index that will provide you with each section's code.

Documents have been labelled with their code and a description of the contents, or simply a letter after the code denoting that they belong together with the first in its group (eg; '1015 Surface mount socket' and '1015a').

Auckland City Council

North Shore infrastructure design standards

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