How to present your informationPrint

The Design Statement should be presented as a single package of information, rather than scattered throughout the resource consent application.

Presenting information

Try to present your information clearly and concisely by:
  • Keeping text brief, as supporting photographs, diagrams, drawings and maps will help illustrate key points
  • Using the list of information requirements in the Special Information requirements sections of the Auckland Unitary Plan as a guide for how to order your material
  • Ensure the formality of drawings is relative to the complexity of your site and development proposal. For some sites and development proposals, hand drawn plans and analysis may be appropriate
  • Where appropriate, use the same base map for all diagrams, to help with consistency
Drawing guidelines

Good quality drawings are important to producing a high quality Design Statement that communicates your design process and development proposal clearly and effectively.

Improve the usefulness of your drawings by:
  • Always showing site boundaries, neighbouring buildings, a north arrow, a scale bar and scale at specific paper size, a drawing name and key
  • Using a key to explain any symbols or colours used in drawings
  • Limiting how much text you add to a drawing with careful and concise annotations, so as not to complicate or cover the image beneath
  • Not putting too much information on one drawing. If a drawing is becoming crowded, split the information over two drawings instead
Using colours or patterns that can easily be reproduced in black and white, so that detail is not lost if copied in black and white only

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