Construction requirements

Work to construct new infrastructure and land developments that will be owned or maintained by Council must comply with strict guidelines. This includes projects relating lighting, roading, water, wastewater and surface water systems.

This section outlines the technical and construction requirements for these projects to make sure the work will be designed, approved and built to Council standards, national codes and regulations.

For further information, please contact our City Environment, Asset Management Team on (03) 941 8999 or email css@ccc.govt.nz.

Construction Standard Specifications (CSS)

Council's technical requirements for the construction of land and asset developments in our city.

Subscribe to CSS and IDS updates

Subscribe to updates on Construction Standard Specifications (CSS), Infrastructure Design Standard (IDS) and Approved Materials List.

Approved Materials List

Acceptable materials that can be used in the construction of assets that will be taken over or maintained by Christchurch City Council.

Tenders & contracts

We use TenderLink as the online system for publishing Council tender opportunities.

Permit to work

Apply for a Permit to Work before starting works on the water supply and wastewater networks.

Surveying and benchmarks

Precise level values for the Christchurch City Council Benchmark Network.

Network Utility Operators

Organisations to notify where there is a possibility that underground services may be affected by your work