Standards New Zealand will soon start work on an amendment to NZS 4404:2004, which specifies design requirements for Land development and subdivision engineering. This Standard provides the basis for technical compliance for the subdivision and development of land, where these activities are subject to the Resource Management Act 1991, for those territorial authorities who wish to adopt the Standard or parts of it.
NZS 4404 was first published in 1981 and revised in 2004, to provide guidance to achieve effective engineering design and construction in the subdivision of land. The amendment will update the technical content and allow the adoption of the Standard by territorial authorities. The duration of the project will be approximately 15 months.