Infrastructure Design Standards Consultation

Current Consultations

Timaru District Council is in the process of implementing an Engineering Code of Practice, including an Infrastructure Design Standard and Construction Standard.

The Infrastructure Design Standards are a means of compliance to requirements of the Operative Timaru District Plan in respect of Land Development projects within the district.

We want to know what you think.


The Timaru District Council Infrastructure Design Standard (IDS) is based on the Christchurch City Council (CCC) equivalent. Timaru District Council (TDC) is grateful to the Christchurch City Council for approval to use the IDS and benefit from both the knowledge and learnings it represents.

TDC decided to develop a separate Code of Practice based on the CCC IDS for use within the wider Timaru district. The TDC IDS will act as a blueprint for Council and Developers to undertake Land Development and Infrastructure projects across the district. The TDC IDS in combination with TDC Infrastructure Construction Specifications and Standard Drawings form the TDC Engineering Code of Practice.

The TDC IDS will be reviewed and revised on a regular basis much the same as the CCC IDS, in order to maintain consistency with industry standards and best practices.

What is being proposed?

Timaru District Council is proposing to establish the TDC IDS as a standard document and procedure to support land development.

The TDC IDS identifies the requirements for undertaking Land Development within the district and the process to be undertaken to vest new infrastructure assets.

TDC IDS processes cover design requirements for Geotechnical, Three Waters and Roading components of Land Development projects as well as Consenting and Documentation requirements when new assets will be operated and maintained by Timaru District Council.

Have your say

Let us know what you think about our proposed Infrastructure Design Standard.

You can do this by:

Submissions open on Monday 11th December and close on Friday 23rd February 2024 at 5pm

If you have any questions about the proposed changes, email:

If you have any questions about the submissions process, email:

Alternatively, contact us via telephone: 07 687 7200.

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Last updated: 25 Jan 2024