Why you might need us
Whether you want to subdivide a single lot into multiple lots or combine several lots into one, our experts can provide you with informed advice on how you can make the most of the land you have available. By delivering and submitting quality subdivision plans as part of the consent application process, we can prepare you with all the right documentation to ensure you maximise the potential in your property or subdivision.Learn more
Our planners are experienced in helping our clients with resource consent applications and submissions. We work closely with councils and government agencies on a daily basis, and our inside knowledge of the consent process means we know exactly how to prepare your application promptly and give it the best chance at being approved as quickly as possible.Learn more
Zoning plays an active role in the upfront planning of a development. Occasionally our clients have land that needs to be rezoned to allow for a different type of development than otherwise anticipated on the land. Our experience and rapport with industry partners allows our planners to ensure the success of future developments; making sure that proposed future land uses and densities are compatible with the values, aspirations and goals of the community.Learn more
Landscape design & master planning
Landscape design is often required by councils as part of a consent application. We can provide designs and project management in this area. We also provide comprehensive master planning design concepts for greenfield and brownfield developments.Learn more
We can help you understand how feasible your project is likely to be, financially. We draw from our own extensive knowledge and experience in land development consulting and we tap into relationships with contractors and other suppliers to allow you to have the best possible estimates of costs for your development.Learn more
1Getting it right from the start
Whether you’re looking at a handful of sections, acres of greenspace or an industrial block in the making, our team are well versed in understanding your goals and finding solutions that help realise them. The investigation and research we undertake at the front end of every project ensures an appropriate approach for timely and positive outcomes. It enables us to make quick decisions on viability and predict with confidence the best commercial returns.
An understanding of legal issues such as titles, party wall and rights of way is central to our work. The first step in our process is investigating your site in relation to District and Regional Plan rules, applicable acts such as Resource Management and Land Transfer Acts, and National Environmental Standards. We have established good relationships with local planning authorities and work with local groups, undertaking a thorough process of consultation before proceeding.
A topographical survey is performed, if required. Next, design parameters are checked, and a site plan is prepared. This includes information about resource consent for land use or subdivision consent, the engineering services required and servicing constraints identified.
During this stage we seek approval for several things:
- Land use and/or subdivision consent
- Discharge consent – sewer/stormwater
- Assess electricity and telecommunications requirements
- Engineering approval
- Deal with any objections to or changes of consent conditions
We are available throughout this process for consultation and monitoring of project elements. We have a comprehensive understanding of procurement methods, construction sequencing, practical duration, contract formulas, and effective management of contractors and sub-contractors.
Once the completed project has been confirmed to meet consent conditions, Section 224 Completion Certificate is obtained, the survey plan is lodged with LINZ and a new title is issued.
Juno Apartments, Cranmer Square
Thorough surveying groundwork on this section was required before titles to ensure all information was up to date for a smooth and successful consent process.Learn more
Abros Place, Burnside
With extensive knowledge of the rules around hydraulic neutrality, we provided a strong stormwater solution for our client saving them valuable money in the long run.Learn more
Walter Place, Kirwee
In a place that is encouraging affordable housing, read how we worked alongside Selwyn District Council to increase the potential in this Kirwee subdivision.Learn more