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Raglan Land Company Limited
Rezoning of a sensitive coastal peninsula in Raglan for a master planned community of up to 500 dwellings and mixed use tourism activities.
The Rangitahi Peninsula in Raglan is a sensitive coastal location with unique access and infrastructure challenges. The Raglan Land Company is developing 190 hectares into a master planned community of some 500 dwellings and mixed use sustainable tourism activities and services, over the next 20-30 years.
We led a multidisciplinary team through the rezoning process - including plan change and design, consultation and hearings. A major challenge was the critical timeframes to be met and the large area to be surveyed. Because traditional survey methods could not accomplish the job in time, we used a combination of GPS, a robotic total station, 3D laser scanning and a fixed wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to survey the entire site in three days. Plans showing contours, roading, vegetation, buildings and tidal mudflats were delivered in less than two weeks.
The rezoning has been successfully achieved and infrastructure and subdivision design is now well underway. The use of leading-edge surveying technology allowed us to produce large-scale topographical maps in a short time period. This enabled our engineering team to advance infrastructure designs to meet critical milestone dates.
We are now designing road, bridge and coastal causeway upgrades, water supply and wastewater infrastructure, and the first stages of the subdivision.
The Raglan Land Company has a clear vision to create something truly special, and our role is to help turn that vision into reality.