Civil Engineering & Land Development


We are problem solvers and love a challenge. We combine international best practice engineering design with innovative thinking to develop a complete engineering solution to optimise the potential of your site. We are always mindful of conserving and protecting our environment and take care to minimise the environmental impact of construction activities.

  • Site layout and concept designs
  • Infrastructure assessments
  • Preliminary civil designs for resource consent
  • Detailed civil engineering designs
  • Expert advice on land and resource management regulations
  • Contract documentation
  • Compliance



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Case Studies

Greville Road, Albany

This multi-stage residential development by CDL Land New Zealand Ltd. is a 145-lot greenfield subdivision. High quality residential sections will provide an excellent quality of life with minimal impact on the environment.

CKL led the resource consent process and obtained the required land use and subdivision consents whilst coordinating consultation with local Iwi and New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) representatives. Our work encompassed topographical surveys, asbuilt surveys of earthworks and assets, Land Transfer survey & subdivision survey plans.

The CKL team has delivered to the vision to create a suburban development that seamlessly integrates with the community. We have overcome the challenges of difficult ground conditions through significant earthworks and are now managing completion of the final stage.

Our engineering experts designed and oversaw construction of two unique raingardens to meet Auckland Councils stormwater requirements for the development and developed sustainable engineering solutions to ensure the protection of existing flora and fauna around an existing stream.

Princes Street, Pukekohe

This vacant lot subdivision in Pukekohe is an important development to meet the increasing need for housing in Auckland.

Involving the development of 141 lots over 3 stages, and the design and construction of a new roading network, the CKL team put the resident at the heart of the planning process.

It was important to create connectivity to the surrounding environment, and to work with the natural landforms. We preserved an existing stream; creating a ‘green corridor’ that serves a stormwater management function as well as a recreational function.

Flexibility was built into the design of the streetscapes, allowing the final owners to decide upon the placement of driveways according to their house design and build plan. We also designed a wider roading layout that would serve as a ‘collector route’ to accommodate buses, private vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists. Our team managed the consultation process with Auckland Transport and designed a solution that both the client and AT were happy with.

Resource consent has been achieved for 51 vacant lots in Stage 1. Stages 2 and 3 will deliver 90 lots, available as house and land packages.

North Point Estate

CKL was engaged by Landsdale Development Ltd to progress Hamilton’s northernmost residential land development, North Point Estate. With spectacular views over Hamilton City, and a backdrop of Mt Pirongia, the 100-plus residential sections, span 11ha of land along prominent ridgelines.

North Point Estate was the first development in a new Special Character Zone created following a rezoning by the Environment Court. CKL successfully achieved non-notified resource consent in less than 20 working days.

A number of challenges were faced on this development, including the provision of infrastructure as the Waikato Expressway physically separates the site from existing residential developments. Innovative engineering solutions were also required to accommodate the undulating topography, site elevation and the provision of three waters infrastructure and recreation reserves.

CKL’s planning and engineering teams approached these challenges with fresh ideas and innovative thinking, applying a relatively uncommon Section 176 process for the provision of infrastructure through designated land. CKL provided information and evidence for Landsdale’s legal advisors throughout an Environment Court appeal, which involved extensive negotiations with the New Zealand Transport Agency, Hamilton City Council and adjoining landowners.

Rotokauri Rise

The picturesque Rotokauri Rise subdivision is an outstanding 10-stage residential development in one of the regions largest and most significant residential growth cells. It will yield nearly 900 sections and cater for the expanding population within the ‘golden triangle’ and is being delivered for Rotokauri Developments Ltd by CKL.

The development will include a mix of house and land packages or land only lots, three wetland areas, a playpark, and a retail centre. The residential areas will incorporate a mixture of housing, with larger sections on the ridgelines and increasing density toward the urban centre.

As a key development partner, CKL has been involved in the development of Rotokauri Rise from the start, transforming the bare land to urban lots with all the required services including power, telecommunications, water, wastewater, and roading. Stages three to five of the development were delivered to title in March 2018, with over 130 lots available for sale.

CKL has been heavily involved in the preparation of submissions to the Proposed District Plan, Hamilton City Council’s long-term plan, and Development Contribution Policy.

Rotokauri Rise was the first development to be delivered to Hamilton Council’s new integrated catchment management plan. The CKL team revised designs and stormwater management plans to accommodate the new requirements for the catchment area in order to meet development deadlines.

The presence of a natural heritage park on the southern boundary of the development set the tone for the design and character of the Rotokauri development. Soft-engineered solutions were employed to create an appealing and sympathetic response to the established design objectives.

CKL is working towards the delivery of stage six; the roading corridor to Te Rapa. Beyond that, stages seven and eight incorporate an additional 200 lots of character, residential and medium density housing in an elevated area. This will bring its own challenges as many of these sites are on steeper topography and the ridgeline is more pronounced.

CKL is currently providing professional services for environment and subdivision consents, civil engineering design and contract administration, and all aspects of land surveying. Through an holistic approach to the planning, design, development and construction of Rotokauri Rise, CKL is excited to bring future stages to title.

Chatsfield, Te Awamutu

The Chatsfield subdivision provides 42 new residential sections for the busy rural town of Te Awamutu. Located in Te Rahu Rd it provides easy access to the town centre, local schools and shopping centres.

Prior to applying for subdivision consent, CKL prepared a structure plan for the portion of the T3 growth cell, which now comprises the Chatsfield subdivision. Upon issue of the subdivision consent, our stormwater engineers formulated the stormwater management system including the design of the subdivision’s stormwater pond. Our civil design engineers incorporated the stormwater management system into the subdivision.

Our civil engineers managed the contract award process and subsequently supervised construction works to ensure compliance with Waipa District Council’s development standards. Our surveyors then prepared as built plans showing the position and level of the construction works and completed the land transfer survey to define the new boundaries.

The end result is a sustainable and modern subdivision for the Te Awamutu community.

Banks Rd, Matamata

The Banks Rd subdivision, located at the southern end of Matamata, comprises 45 new sections to meet demand from the towns growing population.

As a consequence of the sites contour we were aware there was not an overland flow path available to discharge stormwater that was over and above Council’s design criteria. Presented with this challenge, our stormwater team set about designing an innovative stormwater solution. We worked with stormwater systems supplier Cirtek to come up with a soakage trench that would accommodate stormwater from a 100-year storm for all 42 sections. The end result was the biggest soakage trench that Cirtek’s products had ever been used for.

In order to provide an additional stormwater management technique, rain gardens were installed within the berms adjacent to the roads, providing another example of innovative and sustainable engineering practice.

Our civil engineers managed the construction contract award process and subsequently supervised construction works to ensure compliance with Matamata Piako District Council’s development standards.