What We Do

We provide clients with a holistic approach and exceptional service – delivered through fully integrated project teams.

Our large, multi-disciplinary team means we have the experience and skills required to deliver a complete project with end-to-end support. Hands-on and practical, we have a flat organisational structure, and our specialists have access to in-house technologies, systems, and software to seamlessly and efficiently run every aspect of an ongoing project.

While our primary focus is on land development and infrastructure, we also specialise in civil & water engineering, surveying & geospatial services, and urban design and planning. From greenfield subdivisions to residential and commercial developments, no project is too big or small for our specialists.


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.

Woods Engineering overview of development site


The Woods planning team offers a complete and independent planning service for a wide range of projects of any size or complexity.

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Urban Design

Our urban designers take a collaborative and iterative approach, working closely with our in-house engineers from day one to ensure the design or layout of the master plan is grounded in reality and aligned with the vision.

New Urban Architecture houses

Surveying & Spatial

Our experienced surveyors have a wide cross-section of skills and work closely with our in-house engineers, planners, and urban designers on projects, making Woods your one point of call for projects of any size.

man surveying land

Water Infrastructure & Planning

The need for innovative and cost-effective solutions for water infrastructure is more important than ever for the development of resilient New Zealand communities.

Three waters paddocks aerial shot

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.