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McKinlay Surveyors can manage all of the surveying, resource consent, land development and engineering requirements for your subdivision, or any other land or property project. Where a multi-disciplinary approach is needed, McKinlay Surveyors will bring together the people and skills to ensure the project proceeds with a minimum of difficulty and delay. Our experience covers just about every facet of land surveying, as demonstrated by the projects below:

Glover Road Hawera

On Glover Road  on the northern boundary of Hawera a 7-lot residential subdivision is being developed. The subdivision is secluded down a shared right of way that provides separation from the Glover Road industrial sites. The land contains a significant number of mature trees and a low-lying wetlandthat will be retained and enhanced within the subdivision.

McKinlay Surveyors were engaged to complete the surveying and land transfer requirements for the subdivision, as well as the civil design and contract supervision for services and construction of access to the lots. McKinlay Surveyors provided support to the developer in consultation with South Taranaki District Council to ensure council approval of the subdivision works.

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New Plymouth District Court

The New Plymouth District Court has undergone a major upgrade to building layout and security. The refurbishment includes a revamp to office space, court rooms, access and public areas as well as more space for Taranaki’s three judges. Prior to the renovations, two of the judges had offices in the neighbouring Atkinson Building.

McKinlay Surveyors was engaged to prepare an ‘as-built’ survey plan of the existing layout, buildings and landscape features as a basis for the design and integration of the new infrastructure.

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The Paddocks

The Paddocks is a pre-eminent rural lifestyle subdivision on the western outskirts of Oakura village. The subdivision currently comprises 26 lots, each around 4,000m² in area, and further development is planned. The Paddocks presents stunning sea views, naturally beautiful native planting, and the extraordinary backdrop of the Kaitake Ranges.

McKinlay Surveyors were engaged to complete the surveying and land transfer requirements for the subdivision, as well as the civil design and contract supervision for earthworks and construction of roading and infrastructure. McKinlay Surveyors has also managed the subdivision resource consent process through a close relationship with New Plymouth District Council.

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Twin Valley Subdivision

Twin Valley is a rural lifestyle subdivision on Mangorei Road not far from the New Plymouth urban area.  The subdivision incorporates four rural blocks each over 4 hectares in area, 2 smaller lots of 4,000m² each, and the original homestead. The original farm block is crossed by twin valleys running from the mountain to the sea that provide the unique character of the land. The natural contour was a challenge for the civil works necessary to create the access to the larger lifestyle blocks.

McKinlay Surveyors were engaged to complete the surveying and land transfer requirements for the subdivision, as well as the civil design and contract supervision for earthworks and construction of the access road. By working closely with the client throughout the subdivision, and by reinforcing the client's expectation for high quality without compromise, the end result has met the original brief and added value to the land.

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Tapuae Country Estate

Tapuae Country Estate is a premier coastal farm park property in the Taranaki region. The Estate comprises 30 exclusive house sites of around 4000m² in size, strategically positioned within the confines of a working farm. The farm park includes tennis courts, a central lakeside pavilion and more than 4km of lush native bush walkways.

McKinlay Surveyors played a significant role in preparing the fundamental layout for the farm park concept. McKinlay Surveyors was further engaged to handle all of the surveying and land transfer requirements for the house sites, services and amenities as well as for the access roads and a major realignment of the adjoining state highway.

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Omata Tank Farm

Located on the western outskirts of New Plymouth, the Omata Tank Farm is an important resource for the storage of oil and gas. With the commencement of production at Origin’s new Kupe Production Station in South Taranaki, gas condensate is being stored at the tank farm before being piped to the Port of Taranaki and shipped offshore for refinement.

McKinlay Surveyors was engaged for the surveying of the subdivision and location of the Origin storage tanks and for monitoring tank settlement during and after construction. McKinlay Surveyors was also engaged for the surveying of the pipe alignment, as-built surveys after construction, and legal easements between the tank farm and Port Taranaki.

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Maori Freehold Land Registration Project

In conjunction with Land Information New Zealand, the Ministry of Justice has completed a five year project to register all existing Maori freehold land titles and orders under the Land Transfer Act 1952. A total of 27,000 Maori land blocks have been registered with Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) representing 99% of the total inventory of Maori freehold land.

Throughout the NorthIsland, McKinlay Surveyors has been engaged to survey Maori land blocks that had not been previously defined on survey plans. For this project, McKinlay Surveyors were tasked as the first surveyors ever to define the extents of the historically and spiritually significant Moutoa and MoutereIslands on the WhanganuiRiver.

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