The purpose for the subdivision was the purchase of an area of land from the adjoining farm to add to an existing rural-residential lot as a "boundary adjustment" between the two properties. The transferred land is physically separated from the balance of the farm by a small stream and was better suited to be included with the rural-residential lot. The farm block was also subject to a sale and the landowners had a narrow window of opportunity to effect new land titles.
McKinlay Surveyors prepared the resource consent application and completed the surveying and land transfer requirements for the subdivision. We were able to manipulate work flows to compress the typical timeframe associated with the subdivision process to ensure that the landowners could meet the imposed dealine for acquiring the new land titles.
The Taranaki Central (Eltham) Landfill is being created for the discharge of domestic/household waste or general waste arising from convential and commercial activities in the South Taranaki, New Plymouth and Stratford Districts. Preliminary earthworks are being undertaken to enhance the environmental performance and control potential nuisance effects arising from the landfill.
McKinlay Surveyors have supported the main contractor, undertaking surveying stake-out for road construction and earthworks across the site. We were also contracted to provide end-of-month as-built and volumetric surveys to evaluate site-works completed and total volume of earthworks for monthly progress payments.
Arthur Street is located off Turuturu Road on the north side of Hawera. The surrounding environment is characterized by rural properties interspersed with several smaller rural-lifestyle blocks , all on the northeast periphery of the Hawera township. The landowner proposed to create three additional rural-lifestyle allotments of 1800m² each on the west side of Arthur Street.
McKinlay Surveyors prepared the resource consent application and completed the surveying and land transfer requirements for the subdivision. We also provided support to the landowner in consultation with South Taranaki District Council to ensure Council approval of the required survey and civil works for the subdivision.
On Glover Road, Hawera a 7-lot residential subdivision is being developed. The subdivision is down a shared right-of-way that seperates the development from the Glover Road industrial area. The land contains a significant number of mature trees and a low-lying wetland that will be retained and enhanced.
McKinlay Surveyors is undertaking 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. We also provide support to the developer in consultation with South Taranaki District Council to ensure Council-approval of the works.
Powerco provides the vital infrastructure that connects homes and businesses with the electricity and gas they need. Powerco is New Zealand’s largest electricity distributor in terms of network length and has the second largest number of electricity connections. Powerco employs 350 staff across branches in New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Wellington and Tauranga.
McKinlay Surveyors is providing the necessary surveying support to Powerco for various projects around Taranaki. Most recently we have undertaken pre-design topographical surveying and land acquisition surveying for a new substation at Mokoia, South Taranaki.
New Plymouth District Council are modelling stormwater flows in and around the Waitara township to determine areas prone to flooding in severe storm events. As part of this investigation Council required building floor level information for 700 properties identified as potentially at risk of inundation.
McKinlay Surveyors have provided support to Opus International Consultants to complete the field surveying and collect the building floor level information for Council. We are indebted to the many residents of Waitara who have all been friendly and accommodating throughout this exercise.
The New Plymouth District Court has undergone a major upgrade to building layout and security and included a revamp of the 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 Suvrveyors prepared an as-built survey plan of the existing layout, buildings and landscape features as the basis for the design and integration of the new infrastructure.
The Paddocks is a pre-eminent rural lifestyle subdivision on the western outskirts of Oakura. IT currently comprises of 26 lots, each around 4,000m², 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 completed the surveying and land transfer requirements for the subdivision, as well as the civil design and contract supervision for earthworks and construction of roads and infrastructure (water, wastewater, power etc). We also managed the resource consent process through our close relationship with New Plymouth District Council.
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, two 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 Suvrveyors completed 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, and reinforcing the client's expectation for high quality without compromise, the end result has met the original brief and added value to the land.
Tapuae Country Estate is a premier coastal farm park property situated netween New Plymouth and Oakura. The Estate comprises 30 exclusive house sites of around 4000m², strategically positioned within a working farm. The farm park includes tennis courts, a central lakeside pavilion and more than 4km of lush native bush walkways.
McKinlay Suvrveyors played a significant role in preparing the fundamental layout for the farm park concept. We handled 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.
Located on the western outskirts of New Plymouth, the Omata Tank Farm is an important resource for the storage of oil and gas. Gas condensate from Origin's Kupe Production Station in South Taranaki is being stored at the tank farm before being piped to Port Taranaki and shipped offshore for refinement.
McKinlay Suvrveyors surveyed the subdivision and location of the Origin storage tanks, and monitored tank settlement during and after construction. We also surveyed the pipe alignment, created as-built surveys after construction, and completed the legal easements between the tank farm and Port Taranaki.
In conjunction with Land Information New Zealand (LINZ), 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, representing 99% of the total inventory of Maori freehold land.
McKinlay Suvrveyors surveyed Maori land blocks from throughout the North Island that had not been previously defined on survey plans. We were the first surveyors to define the extents of the historically and spiritually significant Moutoa and Moutere Islands on the Whanganui River.
"We were impressed with their efficiency. They have the contacts and the IT equipment to get information quickly and accurately, and that's what you need when you're in this type of business."