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This page contains information about our Environmental Engineering Standards which are designed to help those who apply for resource consent.
Updated: 22/03/2016 9:33 a.m.

The Environmental Engineering Standards (EES) set out the minimum acceptable levels for engineering design and construction in the Whangarei District.

Document versions

  • the 2010 document applies to all consents which have been applied for since 1 July 2010. It may be amended from time to time and will be updated on this page
  • the 2007 document applies to all consents which were applied for between 1 June 2007 and 30 June 2010 and no further amendments will be made to it
  • the 1998 document applies to all consents which were applied for between 1998 and 31 May 2007 and no further amendments will be made to it.

EES Procedures Manual

This manual is intended to act as a 'how-to' guide for the EES and provide examples of various activities. In conjunction with this manual, we have adopted a policy on the use of subsoil drainage for land development.

A Quality Assurance/Quality Control Manual for Vested Assets is available and should be used by relevant professionals where infrastructure intended to be vested to Council is being constructed. Road Assessment and Maintenance (RAMM) data forms are to be completed by professionals where new roads are intended to vest to the Council indicating what roading assets have been constructed.

To download the documents, select from the links below.

Environmental Engineering Standard Procedures Manual [1.62mb]

Subsoil Drain Policy [80 kb]

Quality Assurance / Quality Control Manual for Vested Assets [620kb]

Road Assessment and Maintenance (RAMM) Data Collection Form [161kb]

Input to these documents from professionals and others is welcome. Please contact us with your submissions by email or phone +64 9 430 4200.

Further information on road assessment and maintenance management can be found on the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) website. Their manual provides a method of measuring the condition of each road element, which can be used to assess routine maintenance and rehabilitation needs.

Road Assessment and Maintenance (RAMM) (NZTA website)

Viewing the standards

To view the Environmental Engineering Standards documents, select from the list below by clicking on the '+' next to the document heading. Each individual document opens in a new window.  


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