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Auckland's Urban Design Panels provide independent design review of significant private and public developments across the region.They allow for planning and design issues to be raised early in the design process. By identifying potential issues prior to resource consent lodgement, the panels can reduce your overall project costs, as well as consenting timeframes and fees. The panel can also add value to your project through the provision of independent, best practice advice that supports the creation of higher quality developments.
The manual provides professional advice, step-by-step best practice processes and detailed design guidance.
The manual will enable us all to make informed choice and build homes, and create new streets and neighbourhoods
that not only look great but are built to last, sustainable and give best return on investment.
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The Auckland Design Manual provides supplementary guidance to the Unitary Plan on design matters,
which will be updated by the Council from time to time. The Manual is not part of the Unitary Plan
and the Unitary Plan doesn’t incorporate the Manual by reference in the terms of the provisions of
Part 3 of Schedule 1 to the Resource Management Act 1991. While the Manual sits outside the Unitary Plan,
advice notes are occasionally included in the text of the Unitary Plan
to alert the reader to the existence of relevant guidance in the Unitary Plan.