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Waimahia Inlet

300 affordable homes in a Special Housing Area in Auckland.

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Freedom Village, Papamoa

The first of a new model for affordable pre-retirement living in New Zealand.

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Our Projects

Freedom Villages

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Freedom Village, Papamoa is a new model for affordable pre-retirement living in New Zealand. Candor³ partnered with the client to deliver this exciting 160 unit concept village into the New Zealand market. The new concept village has been a great success with additional pre-retirement villages [...]

Summerset, Hingaia

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Candor³ were engaged by Summerset to resolve issues with treatment and disposal of stormwater from this proposed retirement village after several attempts to solve the problem with Council had failed. Our team investigated the issues and rapidly developed a cost effective solution that was acceptable to [...]

Whenuapai Structure Planning, Whenuapai

Auckland Council have engaged Candor3 to help with the structure planning and plan change work for the Whenuapai area. Our role is to provide land development advice and to advise of the implications of the decisions that Council, Watercare and Auckland Transport have to [...]

Market Cove, Favona

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Candor³ are excited to be a part of the team delivering the innovative Market Cove development in Favona, South Auckland. With circa 1200 apartments and terraced houses to be constructed this is a significant project aimed at providing a mix of much needed affordable housing [...]

246 Victoria Street West, Pukekohe

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A 75 lot subdivision in Pukekohe. The original structure plan for the block delivered approximately 69 lots. With Council’s agreement, modifications to the planned structure delivered an additional 6 lots. Candor³ completed all engineering design and observation together with surveying works and compliance through Council. [...]

Highgate Business Park


Previous design work carried out for this project resulted in an earthworks imbalance of 200,000m3 that the existing consultants were struggling to resolve. Candor3 were asked to review work to date and determine if a solution was available. The commercial component of the project was [...]

Redhills Infrastructure Planning – Westgate

Watercare Services have engaged Candor3 to prepare an indicative scheme plan supported by 3d modelling for the Redhills area for the purpose of developing robust layouts for their trunk infrastructure. Candor3 have prepared an indicative scheme for approximately 10,000 dwellings that is consistent with the [...]

333 Ormiston Rd, Flat Bush

Purpose: Legalisation Survey This survey plan defined an area of legal road that had become redundant during the realignment of Ormiston Road. Sound advice, strong communication skills and comprehensive knowledge of the statutory road stopping process enabled our client to purchase this land from Auckland [...]

178 Point View Drive, East Tamaki Heights

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Intersection Properties successfully had this property approved as an SHA after significant work to convince Council that with controlled landscape amenity a development could adequately deal with a visually sensitive ridgeline dominating the property. Initial schemes prepared as a part of the SHA process did [...]

130 Hobsonville Rd, Hobsonville

Candor³ carried out the engineering design and observation work for this integrated development in Hobsonville. Working with A Studio architects an efficient scheme was developed yielding 59 lots on the 2.0ha site.   Similar Projects

248 Porchester Rd, Takanini

Purpose: Post Development Settlement Monitoring The Resource Consent for this residential development requires our client to undertake a post development settlement monitoring programme for the five years following project completion. The stringent tolerances required of this monitoring requires careful selection of monitoring sites, collaboration with [...]

Stonefields Stormwater Treatment, Mount Wellington, Auckland

The Stonefields residential development lies within an old quarry basin with no option for gravity discharge of stormwater. Without proper consideration untreated stormwater runoff would put thousands of homes at risk of flooding and result in unsightly ponding and sedimentation at low points. Mark Sollner, [...]

Catchment Management Plan, Flat Bush

The Integrated Catchment Management Plan (ICMP) for Flat Bush was prepared at a high level without an understanding of how individual land holdings would be developed. During detailed design of various land holdings it was identified by John Gardiner, while working for another consultancy, that significant cost [...]

Northcote Shopping Centre

Purpose: Topographic Survey Detailed, reliable topographic survey information forms the building blocks for all engineering and architectural projects. A topographic survey establishes what is onsite, where it’s located and quantifies it. Reliable topographic survey information is critical to establish design constraints for our Engineering Team [...]

15 Tuhaere St, Orakei

Purpose: Boundary Redefinition Knowing the exact extent of land ownership is critical to the redevelopment of any property. Our team of qualified surveyors search through historic land records and interpret them to calculate and demarcate property boundaries. We take the time to understand client objectives [...]

125 Murphys Rd, Flat Bush

Purpose: Rural LT Subdivision & Removal of Title Limitations This five lot rural subdivision and removal of title limitations included an extensive investigation into historic land records dating back 100+ years, undertaking the survey of adjoining property occupation and defining a natural stream boundary. Successfully [...]

200 Hingaia Rd, Hingaia


Comprising 76 residential sections including 8 affordable sections, this site lies on the shores of the upper Manukau Harbour in Karaka. The zoning of the land which was driven by Candor³ on behalf of the KARLA group of landowners was achieved through the SHA process. [...]

304 Linwood Rd, Kingseat


A client came to Candor³ to have a due diligence carried out on this 12.0ha site. A scheme had been prepared for the land which gave a yield of 77 residential lots. After identifying various opportunities to increase density we reschemed the land and derived [...]

417 East Tamaki Rd, East Tamaki

This small 27 unit commercial development in East Tamaki. Candor³ have carried out the engineering design and observation work as well as dealing with all survey matters pertaining to the project.   Similar Projects

200 Flat Bush School Rd, Flat Bush


Candor³ have carried out the engineering design and consenting works for this development in Flat Bush and will be continuing with the engineering observation, surveying and compliance works. The works involve the upgrade of a section of Flat Bush School Road from a two lane [...]


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