Innovative, tailored, cost-effective solutions.

Who we are

Babbage Consulting has been an integral part of the New Zealand land development environment for more than 80 years, with a strong reputation and track record delivering quality professional services for land, property and infrastructure developments throughout the country.

As a private New Zealand-owned multi-disciplinary group, Babbage and its subsidiary companies are large enough to provide clients with a wide range of integrated, high-quality technical expertise and small and agile enough to provide clients with a hands-on service.
Whatever the scale and complexity of a land development project, all our clients receive individual attention from our high skilled professionals.

To successfully complete any development requires specialist knowledge and input from experienced professionals, who add value and understand the process from inception to completion. Our Land Development team, comprising Surveyors, Civil and Geotechnical Engineers, Planners and Environmental specialists, provide tailored solutions. 

The professional services offered by our Surveyors and Engineers include initial due-diligence, feasibility studies and concept layout designs, intended to unlock the potential of your development site, either urban or rural, anywhere in New Zealand. We provide Planning and Environmental expertise for consent applications, environmental assessments and baseline ecological data collection to ensure clients gain the necessary approvals to proceed with projects.

Our offer includes Surveying services provided by McKay Knarston and Ecological Consulting services provided by Bioresearches, both companies forming part of the wider Babbage group. This strong and collaborative partnership enable us to deliver our comprehensive service mix which we believe is a pre-requisite for successful, cost-effective land development.

Once projects have a green light from statutory and regulatory authorities, we focus on bringing projects to life on time and within budget. We work with you to help solve problems and develop innovative solutions, mitigating many of the risks and challenges associated with complex land developments.

Sub-division development.


Land Development concepts, including master-planning phase

Land subdivision layout design

Project coordination and management

Technical and specialist consulting services covering a wide range of disciplines

Expert planning and Environmental advice

Resource consent applications (subdivision and land use)

Consent application hearings and Environment Court proceedings

Geotechnical Engineering

Civil Engineering designs

Earthworks, roading, drainage, mains water supply, utility services, landscaping

Hydrology assessment and design, including overland flow path and flooding assessments

Civil works Contractor selection and management, including Tendering phase

Construction management and monitoring

Land Surveying (land transfer (legal) surveys, engineering surveys)

Geospatial expertise

Compliance / completion certification


David Allen

+64 9 890 9935
Development of subdivisions .
Retaining structures to maximise land potential.

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Visit the Bioresearches website