Assessing Ecological Impacts: An Important Part of Land Development

Monday 6 July 2015, 12:20PM
By Cato Bolam Consultants


Land development is the most crucial step in terms of property building. Not only does it involve altering the actual land to make way for construction, but it also includes making sure the environment is left in a sustainable condition.

Unfortunately, most land and property developers tend to disregard the negative impact they have towards the environment; not just to the land itself, but also the waterways. What they fail to realise is that the ecological impact of the projects also extends to the people who will be living in the area.

Cato Bolam consultants understand that ecological impact assessments are an important part in property development and land subdivision. Their qualified ecologists not only determine the potential hazards a land development project has on the environment, but they also assess the environmental quality of both aquatic and terrestrial resources within a development area; this includes bush and wetland assessments for subdivision development.  They specialise in environmental planning, and as they put it, ‘our experts can advise on enhancements to achieve compliance with subdivision rules’.

What makes Cato Bolam consultants different is the coordinated approach they have during each step. They work closely with local and regional councils to address strategic and master planning issues to acquire subdivision and land use resource consents for the projects. Their team strives to provide cost-effective environmental initiatives through the use of the latest technologies and innovate solutions to make sure every project is sustainable and is in accordance with the environmental laws in the country.

Protecting the environment is an integral part of Cato Bolam’s business, and this reflects on the work they do for each of their clients. When you work with them, you can be sure that your land development project, whether for commercial or residential, has both your interests and the environment as a priority. Visit their website at for more information about their services and learn more about their land surveyors Auckland. You may also contact them at 09 837 0486 or email them at