Subdivision Solutions


Changes to subdivision rules provide homeowners with the opportunity to unlock the potential of their property investment by subdividing their section. Not sure where to start? Let us share our experience, knowledge, and expertise and guide you through the subdivision process, so you can achieve your financial goals. We have a strong working knowledge of council regulations and requirements to help smooth out the process for you. We provide a complete subdivision solution with ongoing support throughout the application and approval process.

  • Boundary relocation between adjacent farms
  • Subdivision of residential blocks – rural and urban
  • Preparation and submission of applications and proposals for council approval
  • Partner with specialist consultants and consult with local authorities, iwi representatives, and statutory bodies as required



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Geoff Webster
P 09 524 7029
M 021 756 494

Campbell Burrows
P 09 524 7029
M 021 894 190

Bronwyn Rhynd
P 09 524 7029
M 027 454 5533

Mark Gilberd
P 07 849 9921
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Bevan Houlbrooke
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Hamish Ross
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Case Studies

Farringdon St, Glen Innes

The Tamaki Regeneration Company commenced redevelopment of a 2,211m² site, in line with the Tamaki Regeneration Master Plan, to provide a mix of social housing and private market housing.

This project involved the establishment of 11 fee simple terraced housing units over three separate blocks being either two or three storied high with a central Jointly Owned Access Lot.

The project was processed by Council on a non-notified basis and highlights our ability to deliver medium-sized developments with a high yield of units in a fee simple arrangement. Our client was able to achieve maximum value from their investment.

Papakura-Clevedon Road, Papakura

The 91-lot subdivision of vacant land in the rapidly growing suburb of Papakura presented unique development challenges. Situated at the intersection of two main arterial roads with restricted access, the development needed to incorporate pedestrian and cycle accessways. The site was also known to experience significant flooding from upstream catchment, requiring comprehensive flood and stormwater management, which included the detention of runoff water within a multipurpose recreation and stormwater reserve.

We brought together a multidisciplinary team comprising CKL planners, surveyors, ecologists, and stormwater and environmental engineers to work with the developers and Council to design a high quality urban development that was sympathetic to the surrounding rural environment.

Our team fully assessed the site and designed a plan to redirect an existing farming channel and create an internal wetland and reserve with stormwater, ecological, and recreational functions. The surrounding residential lots benefitted from the open space; creating a rural/urban interface that sits comfortably in the environment.

Hall Ave and Curlew Place, Mangere

CKL assisted Housing NZ to develop a parcel of land, extending from Hall Ave to Curlew Place, to create a high-density residential area to meet Auckland’s increasing need for high quality, affordable homes. The development was completed in partnership with Housing NZ Corporation who will take ownership of the new dwellings to help ease the shortage of quality social housing in Auckland.

The 40-lot development included the design and build of a through road, connecting the two streets and changing the traffic function for the Curlew Pl cul-de-sac.

The design of the road, the streetscape, and the housing plan had to take into consideration extensive flood modeling to demonstrate the flood levels would not increase as a result of the built environment and impact downstream neighbours.

The CKL team incorporated permeable surfaces into the design of the landscape and used raingardens and streetscape planting as low impact stormwater management.

The housing plan incorporated a variety of small footprint dwellings, such as terraces, duplexes and two-storey units, and aimed to maximise side yards. CKL created attractive street frontage landscaping that balanced residential privacy with high-density living.

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.

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.

Te Rapa Gateway

The fast growing suburb of Te Rapa, northwest of Hamilton’s city centre, is undergoing a transformation with light industrial developments driving the change. Te Rapa Gateway is setting the standard for architecturally designed light industrial developments and innovative water management.

CKL has been working closely with the developer over the past 4 years; providing planning, surveying and engineering services. Topographic and land transfer surveys were required for resource consent for this 5-stage, 60ha development. As each stage has been developed, we also provide engineering design and contract administration services.

Stages 1 and 2 delivered approximately 50 titles, and the completion of Stage 3 in August 2018 will bring an additional 15ha to the market.

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.

Kestrel Pl, Wai O Taiki Bay

We brought a team together comprising surveyors, engineers, environmental engineers and planners for the redevelopment of a 795m² site within the Residential – Mixed Housing Urban Zone, to develop three new, two-level residential dwellings with an associated fee simple subdivision.

The Glen Innes / Wai O Taiki area is undergoing significant redevelopment and the wider housing project being undertaken by Tamaki Regeneration Company (TRC) needed to be considered in our approach to this subdivision.

Consultation and discussions with TRC identified their development would change the overland stormwater flow path as well as change the position of public stormwater lines, impacting our proposed development. By working together we were able to relocate the stormwater line in order for us to connect into it whilst still meeting the needs of TRC.

We were also able to negotiate the reduction to the proposed height of a retaining wall that was to be constructed along our client’s northern boundary, providing a more attractive outdoor living area for our client’s proposed dwellings.

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.