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Land Matters is a multi-disciplinary property and land consultancy driven by expertise, innovation, and results.


Join the team at Land Matters working on large land use and property projects across Wellington and the Kapiti Coast.






About Land Matters

Land Matters is a successful property consultancy providing clients with the highest level of service. First established in 2007 by Sam Pritchard and Bryce Holmes, they now have offices in Wellington, Kapiti Coast and Tauranga with the ability to service projects across the whole country. They currently focus on providing advice to clients on resource planning and consenting, engineering, surveying, project and property management. Their clients include government organizations, developers, landowners and local authorities.

Check out their current vacancies below!

Civil Project Engineer

  • 162 lot subdivision - first stage about to start construction
  • Market remuneration + vehicle + 5 weeks annual leave
  • Work in Otaki on the Kapiti Coast

As a Senior Civil Engineer you will project manage civil works and consultancy projects - below are some examples of the variety of work you will be involved with;
> 162 lot subdivision - $11m stage one (Landmatters are development managers and Pritchard civil will complete the civil works)
> Carpark design & build for Branz on Moonshine road 
> $1m waste water treatment plant review for NZDF at Waioruru
>Landowner advocacy representation for acquisitions of land for expressways vs NZTA 
> Sewer line design for local council
> Design & Build projects – two proposals out for a mixed use industrial / office space
> Commercial office space for a listed company at an office park on the Kapiti Coast
You will be involved in day to day engineering design and peer review of mainly infrastructure related projects. You will also be able to project manage those same projects as well as assist our sister company Pritchard Civil.

To be suitable for this role you will need a relevant tertiary qualification, the right to live and work in New Zealand and suitable experience in a consulting firm, main contractor or local council. You will ideally have CPEng or be close to registration.

Of course we will also pay you a generous salary along with a vehicle and provide five weeks annual leave. 

 Is this of interest? Give Daniel Gallen a call on 021 276 2657 to discuss your suitability. 

Apply now!


Land Matters Project Portfolio


Resource Consent Process – Vincero Holdings Limited

Vincero Holdings Limited wanted to create an eco-friendly development for a 100ha coastal block of land in the Horowhenua District. We helped them find the best route to issue new titles for the subdivision, and achieve the required consent.

Our solution? Come up with a stellar subdivision design – and a point of difference. We took the extra step to create a development management plan that addressed a myriad of complex issues presented by the council. This unique approach proved pivotal to the Independent Commissioner’s decision to grant consent.

Impressed with our results, Vincero Holdings asked us to continue with the project through to its successful completion.


Plan Change Process – Carolina Farms

Carolina Farms were concerned a District Plan review would affect farm operations on their 1000+ ha of prime coastal land on the Coromandel Peninsula – and restrict changes to land use in years to come.

Our challenge: to ensure the District Plan was amended to allow for existing operations and provide a balanced planning document for future changes – as cost-effectively as possible. The solution? Think efficiently – and go straight to the people who make the call.  

We started with strong, directive submissions on the plan - and a strategy to use the Environment Court process if the council did not accept these submissions. This was followed by a mediated process directly with decision makers, allowing frank discussion and governance input to Council officials.

The dual strategy paid off, resulting in an amended District Plan and a favourable out of court settlement for Carolina Farms.


Project Management - Defence Housing Rationalisation Programme – New Zealand Defence Force

Selling 232 houses quickly is no easy task. But we did it - and exceeded expectations of proceeds and number of sales.

After successfully disposing of 70 houses on behalf of the New Zealand Defence Force, the programme was extended to a further 150 – and time frames shortened to fast-track sales. A robust project plan, careful planning around evaluation and acceptance of tenders, and development of additional templates such as health and safety checklists and site remediation approvals to ensure critical steps were not missed, ensured continuing success.

Total sale proceeds to date amount to more than $7 million. Our team ensures smooth collaboration across multiple work streams and agencies and manages all project strands including:

  • Chairing the Project Management Group (includes senior NZDF Department Directors, an internal communications manager, a valuation consultant, and a LINZ Accredited Agent)
  • Risk register input
  • NZDF communications, finance and legal team liaison; coordination of accredited suppliers and consultants
  • Being a part of the tender evaluation team
  • Project forecasting, milestone and project-specific reporting


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For more information about the Civil Engineer role please contact Daniel Gallen on 021 276 2657 or email





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