The purpose of the SWCoP is to provide minimum standards for the design and construction of new public stormwater assets and of new assets which are to be vested in council ownership.
In the event that these minimum standards are not achievable, developers shall discuss alternative approaches to development and ownership with the council. Auckland Council requires that any vested assets are safe to maintain, operate and decommission. The council also needs to ensure that its assets perform consistently throughout their design life without onerous maintenance risks or costs. Detailed design advice is available in a range of Auckland Council technical publications and other relevant industry best practice guidelines, rather than within this document.