Land Development and Infrastructure Simply Done Well

From planning and urban design to surveying and engineering, Woods is your trusted, pragmatic partner.

Site construction outlook with two workers in close foreground
Woods Engineering overview of development site
What we do


Our experienced team of specialist engineers have a broad range of expertise and have been involved in a wide range of projects from end-to-end.


Established in 1970, we are an employee-owned company which prides itself on investing in people, harnessing technology, safeguarding the environment, and actively supporting communities in which we work, live and play.

Our diverse team encompasses people who descend from 18 different countries, and 25% of our team are women, with many in leadership roles.

Since our inception, Woods has delivered projects which have generated over 35,000 new dwellings and housed over 70,000 people.

Our legacy exists and remains in the work we do. This is exemplified by our track record of delivery and our enduring client relationships.

Our land development process

Whether your site is 170ha or 1700m2, the subdivision process generally follows the phases outlined below. The process may differ on a case-by-case basis depending on the location of the land to be subdivided, existing site constraints, and the number of lots to be created.

Phase 01. Feasibility & Design

We meet with the client, survey the site, and prepare a visual plan that depicts the layout of the new development.

Liaising with client
Engineering, Planning, Urban Design, Surveying and Spatial.

Scheme Planning
Urban Design, Surveying and Spatial.

Survey and Spatial approval
Engineering, Planning, Urban Design, Surveying and Spatial.

Phase 02. Consents

We prepare a resource consent application, any additional reporting required, and act on the client’s behalf to secure Council approval.

Resource consent process
Engineering, Planning, Urban Design, Surveying and Spatial.

Engineering approval

Phase 03. Tenders & Construction

We put out tenders to contractors for the works and then oversee construction on the site.

Tender preparation

Civil construction
Engineering, Surveying and Spatial.

Phase 04. Certifications

Once construction is complete, we prepare and lodge the legal documentation required for the issue of new titles.

223 certification
Surveying and Spatial.

Building certification
Urban Design.

224 certification
Planning, Surveying and Spatial, Engineering.

Surveying and Spatial approval
Surveying and Spatial.

Phase 05. Smart Information

By organising the data collected and created during the process, the insights gained can be used to make better, more profitable decisions for the client.

Smart information
Survey and Spatial, Engineering.