Auckland Design Manual
Te Puka Hoahoa mō Tāmaki Makaurau
Building and developing is a complicated process. The Auckland Design Manual explains the importance of good design and helps people understand how to achieve a good design outcome for their project.
What is the Auckland Design Manual?
The Auckland Design Manual is a free guide to support you through the design concept and development phase of your project.
The guide sits alongside the Auckland Unitary Plan.
When and how to use the Auckland Design Manual
The Auckland Design Manual can support you at the key stages in your development process:
There are resources to suit every stage of your design development, such as:
- inspirational case studies
- residential design guides
- interpreting residential statutory standards guides.
|Building and renovation projects||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/building-renovation-projects||Building and renovation projects||Guides to help you find out if you need a consent for your project, including; decks, fences, garages, sheds, gazebos, pools, re-clad work, heating, sleepouts, home renovations, water tanks and more.||aspx|
|What can I do in my zone?||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/Pages/what-can-do-zone.aspx||What can I do in my zone?||Find out how to check your property zone and the different activities allowed in your zone. Includes information on different housing zones.||aspx|
|What is a consent and do I need one?||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/Pages/what-is-consent.aspx||What is a consent and do I need one?||Find out what a resource consent and a building consent are, and how to check if you need one.||aspx|
|Design of the stormwater system||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/stormwater/Pages/design-of-stormwater-system.aspx||Design of the stormwater system||The stormwater system has to meet design standards that reduce environmental impacts, flood risk, maintenance costs and other guidelines. ||aspx|
|Engage a professional to help with your consent application or project ||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/ask-for-guidance/Pages/engage-professional-help-with-project.aspx||Engage a professional to help with your consent application or project ||The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) website has information about getting professional help to prepare your resource consent application. ||aspx|
|Check for flood risks before you buy or build||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/flooding-blockages/Pages/check-flood-risks-before-buy-build.aspx||Check for flood risks before you buy or build||Check for flood hazards on the area of your property before you buy or build. Get property information to help you make the right decisions. ||aspx|