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Streets are our most important public spaces as people gain enjoyment from a pleasant and safe street with many activities and buildings occurring along it. Very small pocket parks (other than within road reserves) can also be very valuable to locals. However, these are typically more successful when provided as communal open spaces, rather than as public space, as this allows much greater flexibility in location and design.
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.