Planning &
surveying

We provide a complete start to finish land development solution for your next project. Our planning & surveying specialists provide comprehensive project knowledge that help inform decision making and provide a clear pathway from the initial concept and feasibility stage through to project completion.

A thorough and reliable land survey is a crucial part of those early stages in preparing for success. As a reliable and trusted land development company in the South Canterbury and Otago regions, Milward Finlay Lobb has helped lay the foundations for many developments and subdivisions in the central South Island.

Developing land can be a costly exercise, and crucial to any project’s success is the quality of work that goes into its planning and preparation. Land development can take on many forms and our experienced survey staff offer a full range of survey services, from boundary realignments to multi-lot subdivision.

We provide a coordinated project management service to our clients. We can manage a project from concept to completion allowing our client to use their valuable time elsewhere. We also have a substantial network of sub-consultants to assist in working through specialist issues that may arise.

We specialise in:


Resource Consent Applications – subdivision & land use


Subdivision Design


Urban and Rural Land Transfer Surveys


Definition of Boundaries


Unit Title Developments


Global Positioning System (GPS)


Contouring & Site Surveys


Easement Surveys


Construction Project Setting Out


Our services

Civil engineering

Milward Finlay Lobb employs a dedicated staff of civil engineers and designers with skills in all stages of design associated with development of small to large scale sites.

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Structural engineering

When it comes to structural design, you need consulting engineers you can trust. With innovative structural design and practical solutions Milward Finlay Lobb can deliver real results.

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Earthquake assessment

Our specialist team are qualified to evaluate earthquake structural performance, establishing the degree of risk and the possible need for remedial work to meet building code.

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