Construction Standard Specifications (CSS)

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

They cover:

  • Work undertaken on behalf of Christchurch City Council.
  • Assets that are intended to be taken over or maintained by Christchurch City Council.

Subscribe(external link) to receive updates to the CSS, the Infrastructure Design Standard, the approved materials specifications and other related matters.

For more information about the Construction Standard Specifications, contact the Council on 03 941 8999 or email

Submit a Construction Standard Specifications (CSS) change request

Complete the change request form to help us improve CSS and IDS documents.

Download the CSS

Download the Construction Standard Specifications (CSS).

Temporary traffic management

Local operating procedures for temporary traffic management.

Pipeline CCTV inspections

Rules for carrying out All pipeline CCTV inspections required by the CSS

Working on the legal road

All work on the road reserve, road closures and traffic or parking restrictions must be approved by the Christchurch City Council prior to the work or closure.

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