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PDA Surveyors has been involved with the development of land in Tasmania since the firm was established in 1953.  We are experts in the planning and development process from the initial concept and planning approval, through to the surveying, engineering and project management of the development.  Our team of qualified and highly experienced Surveyors, Engineers and Town Planners are ready to assist you to turn your vision for your land development project into reality.

We provide the following services throughout the land development process:


  • Conceptual subdivision design and lot arrangement
  • Preparation of proposal plans for subdivisions and multi-stage estate developments
  • Subdivision proposals and submission of development applications to Council for approval
  • Project management of development applications through Council
  • Rezoning and Planning Scheme amendments


  • Detail surveys of the land prior to engineering design
  • Setting out of roads and services for construction
  • Pegging of lot boundaries and preparation of final survey plans
  • “As Constructed” surveys of services


  • Concept servicing designs prior to submission of development applications
  • Engineering design of road, sewerage, stormwater and water services including infrastructure such as sewerage pump stations and stormwater detention basins
  • Preparation of working drawings and obtain Council approval for engineering design
  • Determine Schedule of Quantities for civil works and prepare cost estimates for construction
  • Engineering Supervision during civil works construction

Project Management

  • Contract Administration including tender procurement for civil works
  • Preparation of contract documents and let contract for the civil works package
  • Provide on-site engineering inspections and supervision during contract period
  • Determine and approve progress payments to contractors
  • Supervise take-over of works by Council at the end of the maintenance period

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