Design Guides

​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).

Please note:
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)

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