- A plan of the subdivision or right of way showing connections to existing roads within the surrounding road network, and the names of all existing and proposed roads on the plan.
- A short explanation of the background for each name, including its origin and link with the area.
- For names with Maori origins, details of consultation with relevant Rūnanga via Mahaanui Kurataiao Limited (MKT).
- Confirmation that the names do not duplicate or are not similar in sound or spelling to any existing road name within the Christchurch District or the immediate surrounding area. It is recommended that this check is initially undertaken using a street directory or internet search.
- At least three options for each road/right of way, in order of preference (this helps to avoid repeating the Community Board approval process if a name is not approved).
- Where the name is for an existing right of way, the written approval of all existing owners.
- Confirmation that the proposal is consistent with the Australian and New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 4819:2011 Rural and urban addressing and Guidelines for Addressing In-fill Developments 2019 - LINZ OP G 01245.
- Changing the road type but keeping the same or similar road name will not be accepted under the relevant guidelines. For example, if there is an existing Smith Street and a proposed name of Smiths Lane, this would not be accepted as it is a duplicate name.
Land Information New Zealand (LINZ)(external link) also has information on addressing standards and guidelines.