Christchurch Infrastructure Design Standards (IDS)

Created by Christchurch City Council.

It could be considered national best practice in subdivision infrastructure design. The standards include information about the following:

  • Quality Assurance
    • Construction environmental management
    • Construction Standard Specifications (CSS)
    • Best practice trenching guidelines
    • Approved materials list
    • Geotechnical
  • Drainage (stormwater and wastewater)
    • Pumping station design specifications
    • Waterways, wetlands and drainage design
  • Water Supply
    • Water Supply Design Specifications
    • Guidance for the selection of water supply pipes
  • Roading
  • Utilities
  • Reserves, Streetscape and Open Spaces
  • Lighting
  • As Built Records
    • RAMM and Costing As-Built Requirements
    • As-built data portal