About us

About us

Cookson Land Surveying was formed in late February 2020, with the unfortunate timing of the COVID-19 pandemic. This did not change Scott’s plans, he just saw this as a small hurdle to cross on his pathway to creating a successful Land Surveying company servicing Dunedin, Clutha, Waitaki, Maniototo and the greater Otago and Southland regions.

After 13 years working as a Licensed Cadastral Surveyor for a surveying company in Mosgiel, Scott brings an extensive base of knowledge to his role as Director of Cookson Land Surveying. He is highly experienced in all aspects of Cadastral Surveying; whether it be a simple boundary marking, two or three lot subdivision, or a large scale development. Scott has previously worked closely on a 250+ Lot development, undertaking concept development, full roading and services design including stormwater management and undertaking the Land Transfer Survey including complex easement arrangements for all stages of the development.

In addition to his vast skills in Cadastral Surveying, Scott’s attention to detail enables him to produce highly detailed site topographical plans for all sized projects. Scott has over 10 years experience in designing and implementing deformation surveys of both land movement and structure movement, undertaking these surveys for a local large scale hydro scheme.

Our Team

Whilst our current team is small, we are highly skilled and are knowledgeable on a variety of types of projects.

Licensed Cadastral Surveyor

  • BSurv (Distinction)
  • Full Member S+SNZ
  • STMS
  • Site Safe NZ
  • Current First Aid

Scott, a resident on the Taieri for his whole life, always wanted a job that involved construction, getting outside, being active and that involves a great deal of problem solving… Land Surveying was a perfect fit. His parents have owned a successful local building business for over 35 years, so it was clear Scott would follow their footsteps and start his own business.

During his time at University, Scott was awarded the BECA Scholarship, the NZ Insitute of Surveyors Class Prize and completed his degree with Distinction. His work ethic is such that he achieved this whilst also working significant hours on a family dairy farm.

In his spare time, Scott is kept busy playing squash, away trailbiking or out on the lake jetskiing & water skiing. Scott enjoys giving his time back to the community, voluntarily coaching junior basketball since 2009, and more recently joining the Family Works Buddy Program. In his earlier days, Scott was known to be a very competitive clay target shooter, representing Otago & NZ in Skeet.