S&L Story

At S&L we believe in people. Whether it’s helping create great communities or launch successful careers, we exist to enhance lives. If you want to join a team that’s always pioneering, get in touch.

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Whether your project is large or small, you need a team that can proactively design and manage your project to ensure your success.


Janene Cowles

Janene is passionate about everything we do at S&L, and focussed on delivering success on your land development and design project. She is enormously proud of the talented team and our track record of more than 50 years of satisfied clients.

Your Client Principals

Tim McBride, Grant Cowles, Jeff Hextall.

With over 100 years of combined Land Development and Design experience, Tim, Grant and Jeff know everything there is to know about maximising your land. Firm believers that relationships are the key to success, our Masters of Project Management will work with you to choose the right experts for your project – from within S&L and the top level industry specialists we partner with.

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Your Consultants

Paul Woods

Paul is a CEng Senior Civil and Environmental Engineer, Project Manager, and Team Consultant with over 25 years’ experience.

He has an extensive specialist knowledge of Land Development Resource Consent Applications, Subdivision Infrastructure Design and Construction and Project Management. 

Mike Hughes

Although recently retired after 30 years of service, you will still benefit from Mike’s wealth of geotechnical and engineering experience, as Mike will continue sharing his knowledge with the Project Team at a Consultant mentoring level.

Your Project Managers

Our Project Managers will be key points of contact with you throughout your projects at the level you need. Whether you need us to fully project manage your project or complete parts of the project in coordination with other professionals, we’ll do everything to ensure your projects runs smoothly.

As a group we commit to:

  • Being responsive
  • Listening to your project needs
  • Working with you to agree to a project schedule, start and completion dates
  • Providing regular updates
  • Producing a high quality end product for you

Your Project Team

Your friendly and professional Project Team is driven to deliver the best results for you, under the supervision of our Project Managers. They are flexible and can work onsite for you or in the S&L office, offering a full range of services – depending on the needs of your project. When you choose S&L, your Project Team will work hard to ensure that you will receive a quality service and end product, every time.

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Your Office Manager

Vanessa Coster

Vanessa leads our business support team, handling all of your project,
and our company’s administration communications. She also leads our
company’s internal improvement initiatives and welcomes feedback about our team’s performance at any time.