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With many years of experience and a reputation for job efficiency and completion Clark Fortune McDonald can offer a wide range of surveying, planning, engineering and land development related services.

Topographical Survey

This is a survey of the features and contours of a site. A plan will consist of vegetation, driplines houses, services, spot heights, contours, legal boundaries and asbuilt data.

Drone Survey

Aerial Drone surveys are regularly carried out to provide clients with up to date site photos and contours. These surveys provide and cost effective method of surveying a large area in a short amount of time.

Pegging/redefinition Survey

Redefining the boundary is a process where the surveyor will locate the boundary positions for a piece of land. This information is used when the site is about to be developed or sold. Pegs can also be placed along the line of any boundary or offset from any boundary line if required.


Clark Fortune McDonald and Associates have the experience and expertise to take your subdivision concept and turn it into reality. From concept and subdivision feasibility studies through to issue of tittles. The in house team at Clark Fortune McDonald have can complete the subdivision consent application process, obtain a consent decision form the Territorial Authority, implement the consent including carrying out engineering design, civil contract tendering and supervision, Land Transfer survey, as built surveys and final s223 and s224c approvals from the Territorial Authority and obtain final Land Information New Zealand Approvals of the Land Transfer dataset allowing new title to issue.


Clark Fortune McDonald offer a wide range of planning services including preparation of simple through to complex resource consent applications, policy planning advice, attendance at council/court hearings and the preparation of private plan change applications.

Civil Engineering Design

Clark Fortune McDonald have surveyors on staff experienced in all aspects of civil engineering required for subdivision and land development design.

Obtaining Title

Following the completion of the conditions and obtaining a 224 certificate from Council, Clark Fortune McDonald will then send the 224 certificate to your solicitor who submits this with any other legal documents required to Land Information New Zealand for issue of new titles.

Subdivision Feasibility Study

A study of relevant information is carried out to determine the feasibility of subdivision of a property. A report will be prepared outlining relevant issues and conditions.

Unit Title Survey

A unit title, under the Unit Titles Act 1972, provides individual ownership or freehold title in multiunit developments. The main unit such as an apartment or office is known as the principal unit while other associated units such as car parks are known as accessory units. There will also generally be areas of common ownership such as foyers, lifts and driveways, etc termed common property.

Boundary Relocation/adjustment Survey

When moving the boundary between neighbouring properties a simplified subdivision process is followed to legalise the boundary adjustment.

Removal Of Limitations Survey

If your title is limited as to parcels a removal of this limitation is required before boundary positions can be confirmed. This type of survey requires a high level of specialist knowledge of the cadastral system. After consideration of all relevant spatial evidence the position of the boundaries is determined and lodged for approval (and issue of new title) with Land Information New Zealand