Land Development Manual 2010

The Nelson Tasman Land Development Manual became operative 1 July 2019.

This was updated in 2020 to the Nelson Tasman Land Development Manual 2020 to correct errors in the 2019 document.

Ratified by Nelson City Council on 20 June 2019. The councils consider this an important document for delivering the shared goals for affordable and resilient asset management while balancing community expectations for our environment. Learn more.

What is the Land Development Manual?

The Nelson City Council Land Development Manual 2010 forms the basis for design and construction of all Nelson City’s roads, drains, water supply and reserve areas. The Land Development Manual is a revision of, and replacement for, the Nelson City Council Engineering Standards 2003.

Council has a role as Asset Manager and has the ability to determine the type and standard of assets that are allowed to connect to Council’s reticulated systems, or that will be taken over by Council, or works on NCC assets. Council can insist upon the new standards in the Land Development Manual being complied with.

Land Development Manual 2010 downloads

Section Number Section Text downloads (PDF) Standard drawings downloads (PDF)
  Foreword (111KB PDF) No drawings for this section
1 Introduction & General Provisions (50KB PDF) No drawings for this section
2 Process & Information (239KB PDF) land-development-manual-standard-drawings-200-series.pdf (145KB PDF)
3 Legal Responsibilities for Council Assets (168KB PDF) No drawings for this section
4 Transport (1.6MB PDF) land-development-manual-standard-drawings-400-series.pdf (1.2MB PDF)
5 Stormwater (250KB PDF) land-development-manual-standard-drawings-500-series.pdf (1.4MB PDF)
6 Wastewater (110KB PDF) land-development-manual-standard-drawings-600-series.pdf (942KB PDF)
7 Water (298KB PDF) land-development-manual-standard-drawings-700-series.pdf (596KB PDF)
8 Trenching & Reinstatement (43KB PDF) land-development-manual-standard-drawings-800-series.pdf (376KB PDF)
9 Earthworks (78KB PDF) land-development-manual-standard-drawings-900-series.pdf (587KB PDF)
10 Electrical & Streetlighting (95KB PDF) land-development-manual-standard-drawings-1000-series.pdf (103KB PDF)
11 Telecommunications Utilities (31KB PDF) land-development-manual-standard-drawings-1100-series.pdf (58KB PDF)
12 Reserves & Landscaping (85KB PDF) land-development-manual-standard-drawings-1200-series.pdf (284KB PDF)
Full LDM Download the full LDM (2.9MB PDF) All drawings for the LDM (5.3MB PDF)

Download the Street Tree Guidelines (710KB PDF).

Find out more

Email Council about the Land Development Manual

Draft Nelson-Tasman Joint Land Development Manual Feedback

Or write to:

Senior Engineering Officer Development
Nelson City Council
PO Box 645 Nelson 7040