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Russell Benge

Russell Benge

Director, Licensed Cadastral Surveyor
Bachelor of Surveying, 1994
Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Science, 2018
S+SNZ Registered Professional Surveyor, 1997
Associate Member of the New Zealand Planning Institute, 2013

Davis Ogilvie & Partners Ltd
PO Box 589, Christchurch 8140
Phone : 021 803 308
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Russell is a Licensed Surveyor with over 25 years’ experience. He has worked for Davis Ogilvie since graduating from Otago University in 1994. He became a Director/Shareholder in 2007.

Russell’s areas of expertise are in the surveying, resource management, land development and construction fields. He specialises in the management of development projects, including all aspects of rural and urban cadastral surveys, unit title developments, the resource management process and civil construction processes. He has a comprehensive knowledge in concept design, feasibility studies, resource consent applications and hearings, engineering design for subdivisions, contract administration, project management, engineering surveying and pre-purchase reports.

Russell has a particular interest in urban design and its application to subdivision, having written papers and presented to conferences on this topic. Russell is a current member of the Christchurch City, Nelson City and Tasman District Urban Design Panels, which has added to the extent of his understanding of urban design principals and best practice.

Interests outside of work

In his spare time Russell enjoys spending time with his young family, surfing and doing a spot of sailing.

Significant projects

Waterloo Business Park
Flemington Subdivision
Awatea Development
Silverstream Estates