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

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LDEG Forum 2020 LDEG Document Library Forum Archive

Committee Members

Tony McGlynn (Chair)
Palmerston North CC (Wellington/Taranaki Branch) tony.mcglynn@pncc.govt.nz

Kelly LaValley
Waimakariri DC (Northern SI Branch) kelly.lavalley@wmk.govt.nz
Clare Hamilton
Tauranga CC (Northern Branch) Clare.Hamilton@tauranga.govt.nz
Sarath Kuruwita Hastings DC (East Coast Branch) sarathk@hdc.govt.nz
Glenn Broadbent  Auckland Council (Northern Branch) glenn.broadbent@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz  
Jeremy Rees
(Otago/Southland Branch) jeremy.rees@icc.govt.nz

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

LDEG Forum Archive

Forum Programme - click here
Information on LDEG Committee nominees for 2020 - click here
Presenters: For complete presenter bios - click here

Forum Description
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.


Click here to read LDEG Chair Tony McGlynn's summation of the 2019 Forum in Queenstown - thank you to all involved for making the 2019 forum such a success!

The calibre of both speakers and delegates at this year's forum, combined to help achieve our aims for forum's objectives: valuable knowledge sharing, strengthening connections amongst professionals in the land development community, with people leaving inspired, energised, and motivated to take this new understanding and ideas back to their desks for 2019!

PRESENTATIONS To view the presentations from the 2019 LDEG Forum, please click here.

Thank you 2019 sponsors


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Hynds knowledgeable sales and technical team also work with contractors, consultants and councils to design customised solutions for complex drainage, water supply and waste treatment situations.

Employing over 500 people, Hynds Pipe Systems remain committed to quality management and accredited operating systems.

RETIC MANAGER - Bronze sponsors
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Trying to make sense of all this data can be overwhelming and time consuming. ReticManager are experts in CCTV pipe condition data.

We provide Wastewater and Stormwater compliance solutions for new assets to improve development outcomes and reduce risks over the asset life cycle. 

With this information, Council can make more informed decisions around the performance and longevity of assets, ultimately manage risk better and improve
the bottom line.

2018 LDEG Forum Success - thank you to all involved!

Thursday 15 - Friday 16 March, 2018  |  Tauranga

2018 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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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!

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




To view presentations from forums prior to 2016 - click here

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

Land Development Engineers Online Forum:

IPWEA NZ has an online forum for people to connect, seek advice, help or have discussions of any issues relating to land development engineering.
A trouble shared is a trouble halved!  Connect with this community and lets continue to learn together (1,800 members Australasia wide and counting).