The standards were reviewed in 2013 in consultation with consultants, contractors, developers, surveyors and the general public.
The current engineering standards are being revised to become the Nelson-Tasman Land Development Manual in a joint project with Nelson City Council.
Some of the technical changes affecting Council’s infrastructure include:
Design objectives clarify what Council is trying to achieve with the management of each asset.
Each section of the standards is followed by the respective appendices and engineering plans which reflect new advances in each infrastructure.
The Engineering Standards and Policies require continuous review and amendment to reflect changes in engineering best practice and feedback from users.
All hard copy as-built plans submitted should be accompanied by point co-ordinates.
Use the format in this example: Electronic Asset Data Coordinates. (pdf, 9 KB) (pdf, 9 KB)
You can also download a full copy of the 2008 Engineering Standards & Policies.
The 2008 drawings are available in PDF format by emailing the Executive Assistant, Engineering Services.
Tasman District Council and Nelson City Council adopted New Zealand Vertical Datum (NZVD 2016) effective from 1 July 2017. This new datum will bring consistency in the way land height is measured across the region, and with the New Zealand Standards.
Previously Tasman District Council recorded elevation information in the LINZ Nelson 1955 vertical datum and the Tarakohe 1982 vertical datum for Golden Bay. Nelson City Council recorded height or elevation information in its own Nelson City Council vertical datum.