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2019 LDEG Forum - 14-15 March, Queenstown

Theme: Land Development - the Challenge of Rapid Growth
Date: 14 - 15 March, 2019
Venue: Rydges Hotel, Queenstown
Programme: click here to view programme (subject to change)
Registration:  Click here to register

Development Engineers are fundamental in facilitating growth. In this forum we will look at the Development Engineer’s role in managing growth, from working between the Asset Managers and Developers to maintaining standards during periods of rapid growth. The Development Engineer has to wear many hats, strategic thinker, financial advisor, condition writer, mediator, gatekeeper etc. We will look at how to effectively manage these different aspects while ensuring a quality asset is produced, gathering experts around the country to share their practical solutions and know-how.


LDEG 19/20 LDEG Committee Elections - Call for Nominations

The LDEG Elections for the following represented regions will be held at the LDEG Annual General Meeting on Thursday, 14 March, 9am at the Rydges Hotel, 38-54 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown, prior to the commencement of the LDEG Forum.

Regions of Representation and the Number of Representatives:
One Member from the Northern South Island Branch
One Member from the Wellington/Taranaki Branch
One Member from the Northern Branch

If you would like to stand as a LDEG Representative in one of the elected branches, if you are interested please email Jacqui Carroll at jacqui.carroll@ipwea.org.  You must be a member of IPWEA NZ to be eligible.  Join us!

LDEG 18/19 Committee Confirmed at AGM

At the Land Development Engineering Group (LDEG) Forum on 15/16 March 2018, an election was held for members of the committee who's 2 year terms were up for renewal.  The following nominations were made:

  • Northern Branch: David McKinley and Glenn Broadbent
  • East Coast Branch: Sarath Kuruwita
  • Otago Southland: vacant

We still have a vacancy for the Otago Southland Branch representative - if you are interested in this role, please email Jacqui Carroll at jacqui.carroll@ipwea.org.  You must be a member of IPWEA NZ to be eligible.  Join us!

Development Engineering Unveiled
What is Development Engineering?  Click here to view a presentation about what Development Engineering is and isn't!

Land Development Engineer Generic Job Description
Click here to view a generic job description for a Land Development Engineer. This is a Word document that can be amended to fit your needs.

Codes of Practice
Local Authorities are welcome to share their Codes of Practice with all Land Development Engineers.

Click here to see codes that have been shared.

If you would like to share your Code of Practice, please send it to: jacqui.carroll@ipwea.org

Committee Members

Glenn Broadbent  Auckland Council (Northern Branch)  glenn.broadbent@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz 
David McKinley Otorohanga DC (Northern Branch) davidm@otodc.govt.nz
Open Selwyn DC (Northern South Island Branch)
Sarath Kuruwita Hastings DC (East Coast Branch)  sarathk@hdc.govt.nz
Tony McGlynn Palmerston North CC (Wellington/Taranaki Branch)  tony.mcglynn@pncc.govt.nz
Paula Meredith
Rotorua DC (East Coast Branch)  paula.meredith@rotorualc.nz

LDEG Forum Archive


2018 LDEG Forum Success - thank you to all involved!

Thursday 15 - Friday 16 March, 2018  |  Tauranga

Theme: The Land Development Journey - concept to communities

This topical theme explored the perspectives of all parties involved in the subdivision development process; from consultants, contractors, council (regional and district), legal and developers.
Experts were bought together from all parts of the subdivision process to provide a variety of perspectives and approaches allowing the forum to work towards a holistic view; build understanding between disciplines and enjoy valuable and vibrant discussions on our shared challenges and opportunities now and into the future.  A great time had by all and we hope to see you all again in 2019!

Congratulations to the organising team for the turnout, engagement and great atmosphere at LDEG 2018 in Tauranga.

To view and download presentations from the LDEG 2018 Forum visit the LDEG online Library: here.


To view photos from LDEG 18 - click here

Programme - please click here.

Thank you to the sponsors of the LDEG 2018 Forum:

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2017 Land Development Forum

16 & 17 March 2017 | Rydges Hotel, 75 Featherston Street, Wellington

The theme in 2017 was: ‘3 Waters – Modern Thinking’. A variety of speakers from the water industry were present. Read more here. 

VIEW the LDEG Forum Highlight Video.

We would like to thank all who attended the 2017 IPWEA NZ Land Development Forum.  We look forward to meeting you all again for another successful Forum in 2018.

A big thank you to our 2017 Forum Sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsor



Purpose: The purpose of the Land Development Engineering Group (LDEG) is to provide leadership and strategic advice to the New Zealand Land Development industry on best practice Land Development Engineering.

Involvement: If you'd like to get involved with LDEG or have suggestions for the group, please contact Jacqui Carroll: jacqui.carroll@ipwea.org