LDS was established in 2004 by directors Jason Harman and Brian Blight to fill a gap in the land and urban development industry.
Jason and Brian lead a small, professional and highly-skilled team to provide accurate and timely services to ensure all projects are delivered on time, budget and with the best outcome.
LDS is one of Newcastle’s leading property development organisations committed to delivering innovative solutions using the latest industry knowledge, systems and technologies.
LDS has been operating since 2004 and employs a small team with a comprehensive range of skills and expertise.
LDS is dedicated to providing clients with the highest level of service and advice. With more than 30 years’ combined experience in the surveying and engineering industry, directors Jason Harman and Brian Blight make decisive and informed decisions and provide efficient, personalised service.
LDS has the experience, knowledge, expertise and resources to meet critical deadlines while maintaining a high level of quality control.
By performing all aspects of the development process within the one organisation LDS ensures a project runs to schedule and budget. Each component of the project is carried out with greater efficiency due to a more comprehensive understanding of the issues and processes involved.
Our strong relationship with local Councils and Statutory Authorities is apparent, with accurate and efficient assessment of applications and resolution to development issues being achieved.
LDS provides comprehensive services and support for a range of clients across some of Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the Hunter’s most complex and challenging projects, from high-profile subdivisions to residential multi-unit developments and residential flat buildings.
LDS is committed to continual educational development, ensuring the latest techniques, software and equipment is available to our clients. Jason and Brian have built strong relationships with external professional bodies to provide a full range of land development services including, architects & designers, environmental consultants, geotechnical engineers, acoustic engineers, landscape architects, bushfire consultants, disability access consultants, arborists, contamination engineers, archaeologists and legal consultants.
LDS manages a diverse portfolio of projects from feasibility studies to town planning, engineering design and construction phase, through to final subdivision and registration of titles.
The professionalism, experience, expertise and local knowledge of our project managers enable LDS to provide the most cost-effective and efficient methods from a project’s inception through to completion, ensuring that budgets and timelines are met.
Our feasibility studies are prepared with great attention to detail and accuracy to ensure that clients are able to make well-informed decisions on project viability.
LDS is a professional, knowledgeable and reputable organisation using the latest software, technology and industry skills to present the most effective solutions and outcomes for our clients.
The complex nature of Development Applications in today’s environment requires specialist expertise in the approach and preparation of the applications to Council and the Statutory Authorities.
LDS provides specialist consulting services in town planning, urban design, urban land and property development and management. Our principal aim and objective is to provide effective and efficient town planning and management services in all aspects of land development ranging from urban, rural, industrial and commercial developments.
LDS provides professional planning services, including:
LDS performs a range of cadastral surveys, including:
Our operational procedures and management structures ensure all of our projects are delivered to our clients with the highest quality assurance.
The company has an impeccable record with the Land Registry Services (formally the Land Titles Office) for the lodgement of plans with efficient assessment undertaken.
Our organisational strategy is to provide the most innovative and practical solutions to each project’s design and development within the confines of the consent authority’s guidelines, the client’s requests and the constraints of the site. The experience of our senior engineers has created some very innovative and successful results for our clients.
LDS recognises the need to translate good designs into reality, and we are committed to effectively bridging the gap between the planning phase and the construction crews responsible for delivering the completed development to a high standard.
We are conscientious in our supervision of projects with field inspections made whenever necessary to ensure the best result for our client. Close liaison with clients and civil contractors is a priority through all aspects of construction to deliver a final product that is on budget and of a suitably high standard and meet client and market expectations.
LDS compiles and maintains an updated database of civil contract rates and materials for comparison of tenders or project cost estimating purposes. With this information at hand, an accurate bill of quantity analysis can be undertaken prior to obtaining external pricing for budgetary considerations.
An added benefit of in-house engineering design capabilities is the high level of knowledge and input of the staff in data collection and documentation methods. Field staff are aware of their requirements when collecting data for design purposes and are able to “see” beyond the scope of works if necessary.
Our Engineering Work
LDS performs a range of engineering works, including:
LDS is a highly reputable organisation committed to providing innovative solutions across a broad range of property development services. Our highly-skilled team will provide accurate and timely services to ensure your project is delivered on time, on budget and with the best outcome.