Code of Practice for Civil Engineering Works

Our Code of Practice for Civil Engineering Works(PDF, 2MB) provides a single comprehensive management framework for the development of land and infrastructure within Upper Hutt City. It is applicable to works within both urban and rural parts of the City, whether or not a Resource Consent is required under the Resource Management Act.

The Code is performance based in that it sets out the overall engineering and environmental outcomes that are being sought and the standards that development has to meet in order to meet those outcomes. The Code is divided into the following four parts:

  • Part A Engineering Performance Criteria.
  • Part B Mandatory Requirements.
  • Part C A Means of Compliance - Design.
  • Part D A Means of Compliance - Construction.

Parts A and B form part of the District Plan and Parts C and D form a means of compliance but remain outside the District Plan.