Drury South Crossing Precinct is a 361 ha master-planned mixed-use development in South Auckland that will include one of NZ’s largest business parks once completed.  Rezoned prior to the Auckland Unitary Plan, the precinct comprises approximately 180 hectares of business park development, 90ha of stormwater management open/green space, 10ha of mixed-use and 40ha of residential development, all currently under design or construction. The balance land is available for future development.

This unique mixed-use development aims to build a community and industry together within the natural landscape. This includes integrating a business hub with complementary retail and commercial services. The first phases of both the business park and residential areas are complete, occupied and in use.

Designed to consider the adjacent environment and waterways that run through the site, the finished development will allow workers and residents alike to relax and explore lush wetlands, meandering streams, reserves, parks, walkways, and cycleways all accessible and forming part of the precinct.

As the Lead Design Consultant, Tonkin + Taylor is responsible for the design of all civil works, including three waters, all dry services, flood management assessment and design, wetland and stream diversion design, roads, bulk earthworks, and terrain design. This also includes the management of other design consultants responsible for landscaping, pavement, structural and lighting design. We also provide services relating to the project’s engineering approval closeout, land vesting process and ProjectOrbit information management platform.

There has been a strong focus for the project to work in partnership with local Mana Whenua groups to create/design cultural landmarks within the open space area. One example of this vision was working closely with landscape designers including local Māori artists from Ngāti Tamaoho, to incorporate Tikanga Māori into the Wetland and green outfall designs.


  • Stormwater, wastewater, and potable networks and reticulation
  • Hydrology
  • Streamworks and flood modelling and mitigation including flood plain design
  • Roading and pavement design
  • Dry utilities reticulation (communications, electricity, and gas)
  • Dam and wetland design (including geotechnical design inputs and assessment, design, and construction supervision) 
  • Earthworks and terrain deisgn 
  • Overall design management
  • Project Control Group support
  • Document control and information management system (via ProjectOrbit, Tonkin + Taylor’s proprietary information management system)
  • Coordination of urban and structural design inputs
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Input into public open days and public engagement
  • Fish passage design


  • Auckland Council


  • 2017 – ongoing

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