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Stormwater Management Guidelines

Stormwater Management GuidelinesThe Stormwater Management Guidelines provide a common reference point for the design and management of stormwater systems in Tauranga, highlighting the low impact design (LID) approach.   They also provide background information on the effects of stormwater runoff, Council's stormwater systems and receiving environments and the regulatory and policy frameworks for stormwater management. 
The Guidelines are supplementary to, and should be read in conjunction with, Council's Infrastructure Development Code.  

The Guidelines are intended for use by a range of industry professionals such as designers, planners, policy developers, contractors and those responsible for system maintenance. 
If you are working outside of the Tauranga City area, a complementary set of guidelines have been produced for the Bay of Plenty region and can be found on the Bay of Plenty Regional Council website.

If you have any questions about the Tauranga City Council Stormwater Management Guidelines please contact:

Tauranga City Council Stormwater Management Guidelines

Stormwater Management Guidelines Title Page (246kb pdf)
SMG-01 Introduction (109kb pdf)
SMG-02 Regulation, Policy and Control Frameworks for Stormwater Management (520kb pdf)
SMG-03 Stormwater Objectives and Issues (1.5mb pdf)
SMG-04 Council's Stormwater Systems and Environment (813kb pdf)
SMG-05 Stormwater Management Concepts (146kb pdf)
SMG-06 Low Impact Design and Techniques (2.9mb pdf)
SMG-07 Hydrological Design Section (162kb pdf)
SMG-08 Choosing a Stormwater Management Device (468kb pdf)
SMG-09 Detailed Stormwater Management Practice Design (5.6mb pdf)
SMG-10 Landscape Design (358kb pdf)
SMG-11 Construction (628kb pdf)
SMG-12 Operation and Maintenance (304kb pdf)
SMG-13 References & Bibliography (162kb pdf)

Inspection Forms:

 Infiltration Trench Inspection Form (41kb pdf)
 Rain Garden Inspection Form (42kb pdf)
 Rainwater Tank Inspection Form (kb pdf)
 Sandfilter Facility Inspection Form (34kb pdf)
 Stormwater Pond Inspection Form (54kb pdf)
Swale and Filter Strip Inspection Form (42kb pdf)


Last Reviewed: 28/03/2017