Include the following information:
- A completed spreadsheet using this application template [XLS 10KB] detailing the materials for which an application is being made.
- Proof of manufacture to the appropriate New Zealand/Australian standard/s, or appropriate world standard if NZS/AS not available. This shall be in the form of a third party product accreditation system such as Standards Mark/Water Mark or an independent audit of a testing regime as defined by certain standards.
- Proof of the manufacturers/suppliers quality management system certified as complying with AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008 "Quality management systems – Requirements."
- Proof that the supplier/manufacturer meets the CCC specific Performance Standards.
Where there is no Australian, New Zealand, or International standard applicable to a product, then Council shall require appraisal by a national body such as Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA), but this will not replace the Australian/New Zealand standard where one exists.
Council may consider accepting the application of Q-Base quality management systems to small New Zealand manufacturing businesses, where appropriate to the scale of manufacture, risk and supply.
Where the material is deemed ‘Low Risk’ by Council, a reduced level of documentation may be acceptable, Quality Assurance for the Manufacture of Low Risk Approved Materials [PDF 69KB].
Where the manufacturer uses a third party accrediting agency which provides continuous certificates:
- The certificate will be taken as applying for one year, and will require resubmission two months prior to the re-approval date
- The letter for re-approval must provide confirmation from the third party accrediting agency that a number of audits have taken place over the previous 12 months, with no failures and that the accrediting agency and the manufacturer have an agreement in place to continue the audits through the next 12 months.
Some Performance Standards may refer to Christchurch City Council Design Memos. These Design Memos are provided within this website.
All suppliers and manufacturers will have the right of appeal. This will involve presenting to Christchurch City Council personnel and potentially a trial of the material within Christchurch City limits prior to approval.