Two key stormwater documents are now live on the ADM

December 14, 2015

Design for Auckland

Guideline document GD2015/004: Water Sensitive Design for Stormwater (known as GD04), and the revised Stormwater Code of Practice (SWCoP),  are now live on the Auckland Design Manual.

waitakere civic centre

Roof garden, Waitakere Civic Centre

The Stormwater Code of Practice is Chapter 4 of Auckland Council’s Code of Practice for Land Development and Subdivision. It provides the minimum standards for the design and construction of stormwater systems for all scales of land development and subdivision assets which are to be vested in council ownership.

The SWCoP will essentially reduce the risk of flooding and ensure the construction of quality assets for Auckland’s future.

GD04 introduces the principles and objectives of Water Sensitive Design to help guide a design programme for land development.

WSD applies a set of principles to land development to avoid negative effects on the environment and enhance ecosystem services. The emphasis is on the appropriate location, layout, and design of development, including its context within the broader catchment and region. This document aligns with the Auckland Growing Greener vision of the Unitary Plan.​

Hobsonville’s rain garden planting in the street

The SWCoP and GD04 are currently supported by the Auckland Regional Council technical publication TP10 (Stormwater Management Devices: Design Guidelines Manual). GD01: Stormwater Management in the Auckland Region (replacing TP10) is currently being developed and a ‘soft launch’ is anticipated in the new year.

Check out GDo4 on the Water Sensitive Design Hub

Check out Stormwater Code of Practice on the Infrastructure Hub

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5 Responses to “Two key stormwater documents are now live on the ADM”

  1. Paul (Hill Design Eng Ltd) Jameson Says:

    Hi, could you please tell me when GD01: Stormwater Management in the Auckland Region will be available?


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