For more than 30 years, CKL has supported New Zealand property owners and developers with surveying, planning, engineering, and environmental advice and expertise.

We partner with individual land owners, property developers, councils and government agencies to provide fully integrated land development solutions including planning, surveying, civil engineering, roading and transport engineering, environmental engineering, and stormwater engineering services.

CKL was formed in 1988 by a partnership between John Carter, Rod Keucke, and David Latham. The small Waikato based team was built on strong family values of respect, support and collaboration. Our people centric values continue to this day.

Diversity and inclusiveness is celebrated at CKL. We value excellence, innovation, courage and integrity, and foster a work environment where people can bring their whole selves to work and enjoy what they do. Today we celebrate a team of over 100 talented and passionate individuals across four office locations – Auckland, Hamilton, Te Awamutu and Tauranga. Each team member brings a unique skill set to CKL, our clients, and our projects.

CKL’s continued business growth and success is something we are very proud of. We have never been afraid to diversify our offering to meet the changing needs of the industry and to expand the business to better serve our clients. In 2015, CKL merged with Stormwater Solutions Consulting Limited, bringing considerable environmental engineering, water sensitive design, and three waters engineering expertise into the business. At this time, Bronwyn Rhynd joined the Director team, becoming CKL’s first female director. Since then, we have further expanded our service offering with dedicated transportation engineering expertise. We continue to stay at the forefront of the industry; harnessing new technology such as drone scanning combined with Structure Form Motion (SFM) photogrammetry techniques to provide working 3D models of sites.

Our innovative thinking and commitment to excellence translates to strong client partnerships and outstanding results. By challenging norms and pushing boundaries, we continue to set new standards and redefine international best practice.

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Recognised Professional Expertise

Due Diligence

Our clients turn to us for due diligence when they are considering a subdivision, development, or investment. We gather all available data and information to provide an independent assessment of the opportunity presented.
  • Conduct feasibility studies - covering expectations, goals and objectives;
  • Review and assess planned budgets;
  • Establish and/or review engineering design criteria;
  • Conduct inspections for safety, accuracy and reliability; and
  • Compliance checking to local authority regulations and best practice standards

Expert Witness

CKL Directors and members of our leadership team are called upon by the Environment Court to provide expert witness testimony. The request to provide independent testimony / evidence recognises the specialist knowledge and expertise of our team and their standing within the industry and professional community.

Hearings Commissioner

In December 2018, CKL's Transportation Engineering Manager, Judith Makinson, was appointed as an Independent Hearings Commissioner to provide counsel and expert opinion on the proposed route to replace the SH3 Manawatū Gorge Road. After months of reviewing documentation, the panel of Independent Commissioners recommended NZTA accept the Notice of Requirement regarding the proposed route for the new section of road. Regional resource consents are expected to allow construction work to commence in the 2019/20 construction season.

CKL Quality Policy

CKL is an established company providing Planning, Surveying, Land Development, Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Environmental Engineering services to clients from both the public and private sectors.

The company is committed to continually maintaining and improving its quality management system to ensure its objectives for quality are being achieved. The quality management system is designed to ensure that those objectives are benchmarked through a systematic process and measured through internal and external review. The company sets measurable indicators to track its performance of the quality management system and ultimately the quality of work it produces.

CKL’s quality management system is set to comply with ISO 9001:2015 and puts emphasis on providing quality services and on-going cost-effectiveness to its clients. In addition to meeting its own high standard, CKL is committed to satisfying all applicable requirements set by NZ law, NZ Governing bodies and Industry regulators.

All staff are actively involved in maintaining and developing the quality management system and are committed to the provision of services which satisfy client needs. CKL seeks to deliver quality services to its clients, accurately, efficiently and cost-effectively, every time.

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