Experienced Engineers Ensuring Client Satisfaction On Time and on Budget

Land Development and Civil (LD Civil) is a high quality consultancy located in West Auckland, providing engineering services to the public and private sectors since 2013.

Here at Land Development and Civil we aim to deliver high quality technical reports on time, on budget and to the satisfaction of the client. Our clients deal directly with the engineer responsible for delivering their project. This helps to ensure a personalised service with direct communication between the client and LD Civil. We find this helps to improve client satisfaction while ensuring quality, efficiency and accountability.

Land Development and Civil was formed by Daniel Thomas with the aim of providing quality engineering services related to Land Development and Civil engineering. Daniel takes a hands on approach to every project he is involved with and likes to ensure that any solution is tailed to both the clients and project’s needs. He aims to keep communication open throughout the project so that there are no surprises at the end. He has a wealth of experience in land development engineering and has grown considerable experience in relocated housing projects through work he has personally undertaken. This has also served to give him a broad understanding of other issues that may not specifically be engineering related but can affect project outcomes.

Specialist Services Provided By Land Development and Civil Include:

Storm Water

We have considerable experience in providing the design of innovative stormwater solutions in a range of contexts. This includes hard infrastructure solutions as well as low-impact-design (LID) solutions depending on the situation.

Environmental Management

The Resource Management Act (RMA) promotes the sustainable management of natural and physical resources such as land, air and water.
Your development may have “effects” on the environment, but will these effects be more than minor, and can they be avoided, remedied or mitigated?
Land Development and Civil can help you to navigate this legislative framework and advise how this may affect your development.

Land Development

We work in conjunction with surveyors to determine the most practical way to develop greenfields land, or re-develop brownfields sites. Consideration needs to be given to planning and density requirements as well as infrastructure restrictions, flooding issues and access requirements (among other things).
Our engineers are familiar with the potential implications of funding, consenting and construction requirements and how these can affect subdivision and land development projects. We can help you assess these potential implications from the initial stages through to completion.


We specialise in the efficient design of infrastructure to meet your project needs. Whether this be stormwater, wastewater, water supply or roading we can ensure the design meets Council requirements as well as being practically achievable onsite.

House Relocations

We work closely with a number of house removal contractors and have managed a number of house removal projects. These include single and two piece moves, raised houses with new basement developments and relocations onto steep and tricky sites.
We know what is feasible and what the pitfalls can be. We understand that relocation projects are often done on a tight budget and we can point you in the right direction to get your project done by people who also have an intimate knowledge of the house relocation processes.