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What We Do


Making places for people to live

At Woods, we have worked with land developers for more than 40 years. You learn from experience, so we understand the commercial considerations, the increased environmental concerns, and potential pitfalls for any project, large or small.

Achieving outcomes

Our goal is to achieve the best outcome for our clients and future users of these communities. This involves collaborating with all stakeholders, establishing clear communication, programming multiple consenting and on-site workstreams and delivering a high-quality product on schedule.

With the many other stakeholders in land development projects such as councils and community groups. We are mindful of achieving win/win outcomes for all parties.

This requires compromise. So, we listen, are open-minded and don’t restrict ourselves to rigid structures.

Long-term approach

Honesty has been a core value of Woods since day one. To us, this means being up front — confronting and resolving issues sooner, rather than later.

This approach has stood us in good stead over the years, and we have several major long-term developer clients.

Providing essential bulk services

Land development is pointless without bulk services. The Woods Infrastructure team designs the roads, bridges, water reservoirs, wastewater transmission lines and pump stations to enable a development to function.

Our expertise

Woods has been in business for over 40 years. Consequently, we have a large mix of specialists in the country, from surveyors, water engineers, stormwater engineers to architects. This broad range of expertise enables us to develop first-class solutions for highly complex projects.


Woods is well-known for innovative problem solving. Much of this innovation stems from our people; we are relatively young from a wide range of cultures. We are also always on the lookout for new technology and ways of doing things, both in New Zealand and abroad.

Managing change

Like many industries, our business is forever changing. Technology has changed considerably in recent times, and environmental concerns mean that machinery has become quieter and more pleasing to the eye.

So, to keep up to date, our people are members of their respective professional associations and engage in continuous professional development (CPD).

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Our Engineering services include:

  • Due diligence
  • Urban design
  • Planning and resource management
  • Entitlements
  • Project feasibility studies
  • Surveying
  • Water, stormwater and wastewater systems
  • Street and highway design
  • Utilities master planning
  • Earthworks modelling
  • Catchment analysis, drainage and flood control
  • Environmental resource protection

Our infrastructure services include:

Three waters
  • Treatment
  • System planning
  • Catchment analysis – hydraulics, urban drainage, stormwater management
  • Planning and approvals
  • Design
  • Cost estimating
  • Survey and GIS
  • Project management and advisory
  • Community consultation
  • Tunnelling
  • Planning and approvals
  • Design
  • Cost estimating
  • Survey and GIS
  • Project management and advisory
  • Community consultation
Construction management
  • Contract administration
  • Inspection/observation

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