Tupare Peninsula is a complex coastal development on ecologically and archaeologically sensitive land adjoining the shores of the Kaipara Harbour, South Head. Cato Bolam consulted with local iwi, council and the Historic Places Trust to gain all land use, environmental, coastal and other consents. We carried out ecological assessments, provided engineering design, requested and let construction tenders and provided project management for our client, Tupare Farms. The 35-site development includes environmental initiatives designed to protect natural wetland and bush and low-impact stormwater treatment.


Huapai Triangle

We have been engaged by landowners within the Huapai Triangle area to provide planning and land development input since the plans was accepted as Special Housing Area and through the plan change phase.  We are working together with multiple landowners to faciliate the land use and subdivision consents for the residential/ commerical development of the area.  We are project managing the land development for each of these three land owners.  Overall the Huapai Triangle will result in 1200 residential sites being deveolped.



Karanui is a 74 lot rural residential development with a strong focus on natural landform, low impact design methods and maximising ecological linkages, we worked in a developer centred approach handling full project management for this complex development.  Our works included Master Planning of an initial 200 lot design, Urban Design and production of detailed scheme plans, Management Plan Production including building guidelines and service areas.

Cato Bolam’s expertise and detailed local knowledge is playing a key role in helping New Zealand Retail Property Group, Ritchies Transport and Auckland Council establish a major growth centre on Auckland’s outskirts. Our clients have used our design, planning, resource consent, surveying and engineering services to maximise the potential of the 85-hectare Massey North site, which includes the town centre, employment and apartment residential areas, bus depot, roads, stormwater ponds and open space. Our cost-effective and environmental initiatives include the sustainable use of onsite earthworks materials.


Fairway Bay

We have worked with the original land owners of the Gulf Harbour Eastern Boat Harbour and surrounding land since 2000.  The initial phase involved the strategic planning to facilitate approval of the Comprehensive Development Plan for 585 sites across the Hobbs Wharf town centre and surrounding residential areas.  We have subsequently been commissioned by Top Harbour to manage the completion of the land use and subdivision through the design, consenting, land development engineering, construction and completion phases to title.  The Fairway Bay; Marina Views, Discovery, The Point have been completed.  Resolution is currently under construction with work on the town centre expected to commence next season.



Cato Bolam and Hopper Developments have worked together from the outset of the Pauanui Waterways, Whitianga Waterways (Coromandel Peninsula) and Marsden Cove (Whangarei Harbour) projects to create some of New Zealand’s most impressive residential sites. Our planners and surveyors overcame unique challenges including complex canal development land transfer surveys and mooring and canal easements. We worked closely with local and regional councils to address strategic and master planning issues and obtain subdivision and land use resource consents for the projects.


Cato Bolam Consultants Ltd is a land development and environmental planning consultancy, providing a comprehensive range of land subdivision, land development, land surveying, civil engineering, resource management and statutory planning services to New Zealand’s corporate, private and public sectors. Our land development consultants take pride in delivering cost-effective and innovative outcomes, and we value our clients. Our experienced and responsive team will be your partners from the start to the finish of your project.

Cato Bolam Consultants Ltd has more than four decades of experience in surveying, planning, and land development engineering, enabling us to design and deliver a comprehensive range of land survey services which include:

  • Civil engineering
  • Contaminated land assessment and remediation
  • Ecological assessment
  • Land and subdivision development advice and information
  • Project planning, tendering and management.
  • Resource consents — land use, subdivision and coastal consents
  • Resource management
  • Strategic, statutory and environmental planning
  • Surveying and subdivisions

Cato Bolam operate out of our Henderson, Orewa, Manukau and Whangarei offices, coordinating with land developers, architects, consultancies, support services, councils and government agencies across the country to complete challenging commercial, residential and rural projects.

Our company equips its team of problem solvers — planners, surveyors, engineers and ecologists — with the latest technology to maintain the high standards of efficiency and accuracy our clients have come to expect. Cato Bolam offers every client the best value with the least risk, and we do this through consistent improvement and unwavering dedication.

If you are looking for land surveyors in Auckland, Whangarei or Orewa, Cato Bolam can provide the expertise and local knowledge you are looking for. We can also help and advise you on everything needed to obtain an Auckland Resource Consent, and our Whangarei branch can assist with Resource Consent applications up north.

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