Rural Subdivisions

Rural Subdivision

When is Rural Subdivision required?

Rural subdivision is the division of larger areas of land into smaller units to allow more intensive land use for specific activities; or the rearrangement of land titles into blocks more appropriate to their actual or intended uses; or the amalgamation of adjoining blocks of land. Subdivision is commonly required to support a change in land use.

  • The sale of land or long-term lease of part of the land
  • Boundary adjustments between farm blocks
  • Rationalisation between pastoral and forest land uses
  • Changing to horticulture
  • Tourism or recreation ventures
  • Maori land title improvement and partition of interests

The combination of an intimate knowledge of the District, with extensive training and practical experience, makes McKinlay Surveyors the logical professionals to coordinate and direct rural subdivision and planning. McKinlay Surveyors can assist by advising on District Plan matters and by providing advisory services to land owners and developers.

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The Rural Subdivision Process

The Rural Subdivision process

  • Consult with a Registered Professional Surveyor
  • Survey site investigation and search of current land title records
  • Obtain landscape and engineering assessments and reports
  • Prepare a 'scheme plan' of the proposed subdivision layout
  • Submit a Resource Consent application to the local authority
  • Fulfilment of the conditions of the resource consent
  • Complete the land surveying and the land transfer plans
  • Obtain final council approvals and sign-off
  • Lodge the survey data with Land Information New Zealand
  • Issue of new land titles

The Result – New and Better Uses for your Land

Rural subdivision can be the first and most crucial step in developing, intensifying or changing rural land use. Rural subdivision allows a diversity of lifestyles and land uses. Subdivision provides the landowner with the ability to improve or change the use of land, obtain new or more appropriate land titles, and to arrange or reorganize finance.


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Our Rural Services

Our rural subdivision services include:

  • Rural subdivision
  • Boundary adjustments between rural landowners
  • Amalgamation of adjoining land parcels
  • Maori land title improvements and partition of interests
  • Road legalisation surveys
  • Topographical surveys for civil engineering design and road rehabilitation
  • Farm maps for productive land use
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