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MARCH 17TH 2017 WORKING FROM OUR HOME OFFICE:

As bizarre as it may sound - not all working people are commuters! 24 years ago as the owner of a small business, I made the executive decision to work from home.

With this has come many positive repercussions including increased flexibility, reduced transportation costs/environmental impact and a significantly more efficient, productive daily routine.

In a city such as Auckland, of such vast expanse, too much time is given to getting from one place to another, and without a second thought.

Spacelink Surveyors encourages you to re-evaluate the practicality of this 'accepted norm' in relation to your social, economic and individual welfare. Perhaps working from home is a thought for the future?

MARCH 15TH 2017 AUCKLAND FLOODING ( MT.ALBERT)

Well feel sorry for 4 square ( Mt.Albert) flooded out.

But the guys down there saved the day.
I have been looking at the council drainage on the GIS, and there needs to another cesspit on the corner outside Anne Duncan real estate.

We would be prepared to do some surveying for free to prove it to council. ( Spacelink Surveyors Ltd)
I wold suggest that council should spend less time worrying about drainage on their GIS and more time out there maintaining public drainage on the ground !

Having said that, if you own a property in Auckland and are wanting to subdivide your section (maybe build a house for the kids on it?) then get in touch with us and we can look into whether your property can be subdivided. Always ready to help!

DAVID L. CRERAR

(Licensed Cadastral Surveyor) 

May 2017 News Letter

Oct 2015

OCTOBER 29TH 2015 :CONVERSION OF CROSS-LEASE TO FREEHOLD SUBDIVISION-AUCKLAND COUNCIL.

Still this is difficult process as Council do not accept the existing cross-lease situation and tries to evaluate according to current engineering standards.

This means you may have to upgrade the existing concrete shared driveway, and any drainage that is not to scratch.

A costly exercise for the thousands of cross-leases, many of which are causing dispute problems for the adjoining landowners.

Council need to change their assessment process, perhaps under the Unitary Plan ?

There are ways around this currently, but council have not shown initiative to implement changes ( nothing new !) Contact me for details david@spacelink.co.nz.

AUGUST 10TH 2015 : WINTER BLUES ?

Winter blues getting you down? Use the time indoors to plan ahead for the spring/summer months and get those projects planned well. "A goal is a dream with a deadline" (Napoleon Hill). Remember to contact us if you are thinking of subdividing your section... we are very experienced in the Auckland area, especially central and west suburbs.

MAY 14TH 2015 : AUCKLAND AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Oxymoron of the week: Affordable Housing in Auckland. Sadly, even though the Reserve Bank are stepping in with measures to dampen the outrageous Auckland market, the dream for many Aucklanders to own a home is staying firmly in the 'dream' category!

Having said that, if you own a property in Auckland and are wanting to subdivide your section (maybe build a house for the kids on it?) then get in touch with us and we can look into whether your property can be subdivided. Always ready to help!

DAVID L. CRERAR

(Licensed Cadastral Surveyor)

 

 Oct 2015 News Letter

 

May 2012

Dear Friends of Spacelink
Spacelink Surveyors Ltd provides a full range of land surveying
services.You may have come across our business name, as we have been around since
1993.If not, I hope that you consider “thanks again” for the work that you have referred
to us in the past, and we look forward to a friendly professional association in the
future. We have from time to time referred our clients to architects we have an
association with and will continue to do so.

AUCKLAND COUNCIL NEWS

The new Auckland Council has set its long term plan in place, but any changes to
the District Plan will not come into force until around 2013. This means that the old
District Plans of Auckland City, Waitakere City, etc continue to be the rules we go by
in the subdivision process. However we look forward indeed to the new District Plan, so that we can provide
certainty to all of our clients across all areas of Auckland.
SEE LINK TO COUNCIL WEBSITE:
http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/BuildingPropertyConsents/DistrictRegionalPlans/Pa
ges/unitaryplan.aspx
Subdivision staff in a limited way has the same application format. But individual
councils continue to issue subdivision consents that are quite different from one area
to the next. Hopefully council staff will soon work out a standard format of consent.
P.O.BOX 41123
ST.LUKES
AUCKLAND 1346 NEW ZEALAND
PH(09) 846 4915
FAX(09) 846 9499
EMAIL: david@spacelink.co.nz
May 31, 2012
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COUNCIL GIS WEBSITE
There is now a GIS website for all regions, with all drainage information that we use
each day to assess each subdivision in the early stages. This is a valuable tool. At
present this does not include the 100-year flood zones, or overland flood plains.
Knowledge of these areas is critical to floor levels being designed 500mm above the
50- year flood level. Catchment studies have been done by Aecom Ltd to provide the
flood-prone areas.
WORKLOAD & TRENDS
This year has started with much gusto, but as winter has set in, the workload has
quietened off a little.
From the past, 2007 was our best year in the height of the boom, while 2009 was
certainly a low-point, comparable to our level of work in 2004. The workload has
gradually increased since then, with 2011 ending as a very good year, and we hope
this trends has continued into 2012.
I have certainly noticed that banks are more eager the developer gets the
subdivision completely finished before building new houses. In Auckland with the
high value of new sections within the most popular areas of Mt.Roskill and
Hillsborough, some of our clients are opting to sell off the sections, rather than build
new houses, and make a fair profit.
OPTIMISM
We are optimistic that the mini-recovery will continue, and that land
development continues to provide a valuable revenue source.
Wishing you well, and we will always work with you, having your interests firmly in
our theodolite sights.
Thanks you.
DAVID CRERAR
Licensed Cadastral surveyor and Registered Professional Surveyor.
(B.Surv. Dip.Hort. NC

May 2012 News Letter