Roads that need a name
When new roads are created through a subdivision or other development, they need to be named.
All public roads need a road name.
Names also need to be provided for a private road, private way, right of way or access lot, if six or more lots (or address sites) are accessed from it.
Roads that don't need a name
Short cul-de-sacs or private roads with five or fewer lots, which are not proposed to be lengthened or have additional address sites, do not need to be named.
When to start a road name application
When new roads are created through a subdivision, and a subdivision resource consent is approved, the road-naming process should be started as soon as possible.
All road names need to be approved prior to applying for a Section 223 RMA certificate.
The key professional for the subdivision and road naming process is a licensed cadastral surveyor. You may also need a consultant planner, an engineer and a lawyer.
Road naming guidelines
Our road naming guidelines provide direction to applicants, developers, our staff, local boards and mana whenua on the procedures for naming and renaming roads in Auckland.
The guidelines document is divided into two parts:
- Part 1 - Road naming objectives, principles and technical requirements.
- Part 2 - The application and approval process (local boards are the decision-makers on all road names for their area).
Download a copy of the road naming guidelines