Standards, guidelines and rules

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The Code of Conduct sets out the standards of behaviour expected from elected members in the exercise of their duties.

It applies to elected members in their dealings with:

  • each other
  • the Chief Executive Officer
  • all staff employed by the Chief Executive Officer on behalf of the Council
  • the media
  • the general public.

The Environmental Engineering Standards are designed to help those who apply for Resource Consents and set out the minimum acceptable levels for engineering design and construction in the Whangārei District. 

They are expected to be followed and met, whenever any development project is undertaken.

Environmental Engineering Standards Procedures Manual

This manual is intended to act as a 'how-to' guide for the Environmental Engineering Standards 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.

Environmental Engineering Standards Procedure Manual(PDF, 2MB)

Quality Assurance / Quality Control Manual for Vested Assets(PDF, 634KB)

Road Assessment and Maintenance (RAMM) Data Collection Form(PDF, 547KB)

Engineering Standards 2022

Engineering Standards 2022 (ES 2022) were adopted by Council on 24 March 2022 and will come into effect on 27 June 2022.

This document sets out the standards required by Council for both private and vested assets and can be used as means of compliance for development within the Whangārei District. The ES 2022 will undergo an annual review with a draft version due in November 2022 and a final document for March 2023.

A working group involving both Council and industry stakeholders is currently being set up to inform the next draft ES 2023. Council welcomes feedback on the ES throughout the year.

2022 Engineering Standards (with title pages)(PDF, 9MB)

2022 Engineering Standards - Appendices(PDF, 4MB)

2022 Engineering Standards - Chapter 1(PDF, 936KB)

2022 Engineering Standards - Chapter 2(PDF, 548KB)

2022 Engineering Standards - Chapter 3(PDF, 1MB)

2022 Engineering Standards - Chapter 4(PDF, 1MB)

2022 Engineering Standards - Chapter 5(PDF, 1MB)

2022 Engineering Standards - Chapter 6(PDF, 692KB)

2022 Engineering Standards - Chapter 7(PDF, 644KB)

2022 Engineering Standards - Chapter 8(PDF, 349KB)

Drawing Sheets Engineering Standards 2022(PDF, 6MB)

Environmental Engineering Standards 2007

The 2007 document applies to all Resource Consents which were applied for between 1 June 2007 and 30 June 2010 and no further amendments will be made to it.

Section 1 - 8(PDF, 1MB)

Appendix A: Drawings(PDF, 2MB)

Appendix B: Asset Information Schedule Requirements(PDF, 137KB)

Appendix C: Intensity Duration Curves(PDF, 79KB)

Environmental Engineering Standards 1998

The 1998 document applies to all Resource Consents which were applied for between 1998 and 31 May 2007 and no further amendments will be made to it.

Sections 1-9: Requirements(PDF, 292KB)

Drawings(PDF, 1MB)

Related information

New Zealand Transport Agency provides a Road Assessment and Maintenance Management (RAMM) manual which contains methods for measuring the condition of each road element that can be used to assess routine maintenance and rehabilitation needs.

Road Assessment and Maintenance Management Manual (

All operators should follow our Code of Conduct for Fitness Training when using our parks. 

You only need approval to run fitness training or bootcamps in parks if:

  • you are using equipment that digs into the ground, such as flags
  • your group is larger than 15.

If you want to use this sort of equipment or run a larger class, you need to complete an application form.

You can also contact us to talk about locations that are or aren't appropriate to run fitness training or bootcamps. 

The urban design guidelines aim to improve the quality of residential and commercial development in Whangārei.

The guidelines are intended to assist developers, landowners, Council staff and the wider community toward quality design. They aim to encourage developers and designers to look beyond the minimum standards and consent requirements of the District Plan and engineering standards to explore opportunities that will create a better quality urban environment.

They also provide a set of outcomes and best-practice urban design guidelines and illustrate their application.

Living roofs, walls and facades are becoming increasingly common in cities throughout the world.

The purpose of this guide is to highlight the multitude of economic, social and environmental benefits that these living systems can provide to Whangārei.

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