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Terraced housing & apartment designs fortypical suburban sites
Design Element Guides Quick guides to achieving good design under Auckland's planning rules
Design Element Guides
Quick guides to achieving good design under Auckland's planning rules
Te Aranga design principles, Māori housing resources, design case studies & more
Guides for creatingaccessible & inclusive buildings, spaces & places
100+ case studies of outstanding buildings, parks, streets & neighbourhoods
Best practice designguidance forapartment buildings
Best practice design guide
Guidance for designing a mixed use development
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.