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.


LDEG's Annual Land Development Engineering Forum, brings together professionals involved in the land development engineering sector, to connect, discuss challenges and opportunities, and to provide a platform for thought-leadership, advancing best practice for thriving communities.

LDEG Forum 2021 - Click here

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, (editable word document for your use).

Codes of Practice
Any Local Authority is welcome to share their LDEG Code of Practice - click here to view those that are shared.
If you would like to share your Code of Practice, please send it to: nz@ipwea.org

Get involved
If you'd like to get involved with LDEG or have suggestions for the group, please email nz@ipwea.org

LDEG Online Forum
IPWEA NZ has an online forum for people to discussion any issues relating to land development engineering.  Connect with your peers and tap into the hivemind of the land development engineering sector (1,800 members Australasia wide and counting).

LDEG Forum 2021 LDEG Document Library Forum Archive

Committee Members - view their bios here

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
Glenn Broadbent  Auckland Council (Northern Branch) glenn.broadbent@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz  
Jeremy Rees
(Otago/Southland Branch) jeremy.rees@icc.govt.nz

LDEG Forum Archive

2020 Forum website - click here


Forum Programme - click here

LDEG Forum 2019 Presentations | LDEG Forum 2019 Photos

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!

PRESENTATIONS To view the presentations from the 2019 LDEG Forum, please click here.
Thank you to sponsors of the 2019 LDEG Forum:




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.

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


LDEG 18 photos - click here

Programme 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

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