We have developed a number of design guides that describe the key urban design expectations for new multi-unit residential developments within Hamilton. They are aimed at helping ensure new developments are liveable, appropriate for their setting and make a positive contribution to the streetscape. Currently, we have guides for Apartments, Duplexes and Integrated Residential Developments (IRD).
The guides are non-statutory and illustrate best practice design standards. The information published on the website should be regarded as a general guide only. Hamilton City Council expressly excludes any liability should the documents contain any inaccuracies or errors.
Duplex Design Guide (19.7MB)
Apartment Design Guide (15.9MB)
Integrated Residential Developments Design Guide (11.3MB)