Rural Subdivision

The Rural Subdivision Process

The Rural Subdivision Process

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Subdivision is when the legal boundaries of an area of land need to be changed

We've been managing land developments throughout Taranaki since 1881 so we know the subdivision process inside out. It can be a complex process but we take out the stress and save you money and time.

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Rural Subdivision

Subdivision is often needed to support a change in land use

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.

  • The sale of land or long-term lease of part of the land
  • Boundary adjustments between farm blocks
  • Rationalisation between pastoral and forestry land uses
  • Changes to horticultural use
  • Maori land title improvement and partition of interests

Our intimate knowledge of Taranaki, extensive training and practical training makes us the logical choice to coordinate your subdivision and planning.

We work closely with Taranaki Regional Council and the New Plymouth, Stratford and South Taranaki District Councils and can advise on District Plan matters and any rules and regulations you need to follow.

Expertise, Professionalism and Service.

For a stress-free subdivision process on your rural property, click below to contact us today.

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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

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.

 Contact Us to discuss your project and discover how easy subdivision can be.


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