About Us

Southern Land Development Consultants

At Southern Land we take pride in delivering exceptional client service, advice and solutions of the highest quality.

Every client is important to us – whether you are subdividing land, need a topographic survey of your property or a resource consent, or are launching a major land development project.

We take the time to understand what you want to achieve. Combining the latest technology with uncompromising standards and attention to detail, we deliver outcomes through our expert knowledge and creative thinking.

Meet Our Directors

Vergne Wilson


A Registered Professional Surveyor, Vergne has 25 years’ experience as a fully qualified surveyor and is a member of Consulting Surveyors of New Zealand.

He is fully conversant with all aspects of land development including resource management planning, land development engineering, land transfer or cadastral surveying, project management, and strategy and acquisition. 

Having completed personal development projects, Vergne has a thorough understanding of developers’ needs, with a particular focus on timeliness of delivery. 

Tim Dennis


Tim comes from an engineering background and has experience in civil engineering design and surveying together with project management of subdivision construction projects

Tim is also a recognised expert in cycle trail design and development, having been involved in numerous National Cycle Trail projects, including the Alps to Ocean, Clutha Gold, Queenstown Trail and Roxburgh Gorge. He is currently involved with further projects including the Central Otago Queenstown Trail Network, developing over 150km of new cycle trails in Central Otago.

Tim’s expertise spans landowner negotiations, resource consent applications, easement surveys and project management of trail developments.

Luc Waite


Luc became a Licensed Cadastral Surveyor in 2008 after a previous career as a ski instructor.

He has specialist skills in land development and civil engineering, including feasibility studies, design, contract administration and supervision.

He is also experienced in the full range of cadastral surveying from simple subdivisions and easement surveys, to more complex unit titles and legalisation surveys. Luc’s problem-solving skills are second to none and he has a strong client focus.