Urban Design guidelines

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.