Auckland Land Surveyors About Us

Thornley and Associates provide a full range of land development and subdivision surveying services throughout Greater Auckland. Land surveying services include subdivision planning, cadastral surveying and land development engineering. Over the past 50 years, we have completed small and large projects in a way that has ensured total client satisfaction.

Our ongoing success as Auckland surveyors is as a result of our strict adherence to our company values, which include going beyond what is expected to deliver high-quality surveying solutions.

We have successfully undertaken comprehensive land surveying and the associated subdivision engineering and survey consultancy work for private landowners, residential and commercial property developers, housing construction companies, and local authorities.

Over the years, we have cultivated longstanding working relationships with many reputable land development and drainage contractors, who we trust to undertake and satisfactorily complete the physical land works for your subdivision in a manner that is well-respected by Council inspecting officers.

About Thornley & Associates Property Surveyors

50 Years’ Land Surveying Experience

Thornley and Associates are Cadastral Surveyors and Auckland Land Surveying Consultants based in New Lynn and completing land surveying and cadastral surveying work throughout Greater Auckland, (Mangawhai in the North through to Hamilton in the South).

Originally Clover and Thornley and then HB Thornley and Associates, we have accumulated over 50 years of experience and remain at the cutting edge of the latest subdivision surveying processes and technical expertise.

That ensures, whatever role each of our team members fulfills, they are fully trained and qualified.

Our Vision

Our Vision Our Mantra?

To provide professional planning, surveying, and land development services to ensure our clients receive the best possible outcome to all their land development projects; and that our completed work has a positive outcome for communities and the environment.

Client focused

Before we do anything, we listen to the needs of our clients and ensure we understand what they are trying to achieve

Quality outcomes

We strive to go beyond what is expected to deliver high-quality surveying solutions that met our clients’ needs and benefit the community and environment.

Team work

We work as a cohesive team to provide the best experience and outcome for every client.


We show total respect for every one of our clients, our colleagues and all those we work with.

Why Use a Registered Land Surveyor or Licensed Cadastral Surveyor?

Using a Registered land surveyor ensures accurate land boundary information, legal compliance, and invaluable insights for property transactions, development and overall responsible land management.

Registered land surveyors possess specialised knowledge and training in accurately measuring and mapping land boundaries, ensuring precise and reliable results. They are well-versed in local land laws, regulations, and property rights, ensuring that your property survey aligns with legal requirements.

Before constructing structures or making improvements to your property, a surveyor’s insights help you adhere to zoning regulations, setback requirements, and ensure your project aligns with property lines.

For land development projects, registered surveyors can assist in subdividing parcels, designing and setting out roads, utilities, and infrastructure, while optimising land usage and complying with local council planning guidelines.

Registered surveyors adhere to a code of ethics and are held accountable for their work, providing you with peace of mind and recourse if any issues arise from their survey.

That ensures, whatever role our team member fulfils, they are fully trained and qualified.

Leadership Team

Our leadership team are supported by a wonderful group of highly qualified surveyors, engineers and other essential staff members.

Rob Thornley

Company Director

Rob Thornley

Darren Lloyd

Company Director

Darren Lloyd