Infrastructure definition

Infrastructure refers to Roading, Wastewaster systems, Water supply, Stormwater piping, detention, and treatment, Telecom, electricity and Gas supply together which create the physical network  necessary for housing and commercial developments.

The development and upgrading of such networks is required for both the intensification of existing settlements and for the redevelopment of new towns and cities. And consequently, appropriate levels of such networks is required in order for Council to permit new developments. There are many examples of where insufficient planning of infrastructure has created disasters.

The preparation of an Infrastructure report examines the existing networks, assesses it's capacity against future or planned redevelopment levels and identifies areas where upgrading is required, and any constraints or limitations on future upgrades. The extent of the report is determined by the scope and extent of planned development and the intensity of the existing networks.

Birch Engineers and Land development experts work with infrastucture providers such as Local Authorities and utility providers to determine and map the existing networks and hence it's current capacity. They then superimpose future demand, to calculate shortage or surpluses and consequently determine the extent of upgrading required. 

These reports can either complement a proposal to redevelop an area, or alternatively be undertaken as part of a wider assessment of future upgrading in growth areas. As part of many developments in various parts of Auckland, Hamilton, Pukekohe, Tauranga and the Coromandel around Tairua, our Engineers can assist the  Birch team with the preparation of these reports.