Elrick & Co is a land development company with a long history.

Our Director, Jeremy Elrick, has grown-up in the survey industry, with a love for the craft truly proving a family affair. Jeremy first undertook surveying fieldwork for his father, Mike Elrick, while still studying at university in the late 1990s.

Now consisting of a strong core team, we achieve big things owing to an agility that larger companies have difficulty in achieving.

Together, we harbour a broad and in-depth knowledge across the full spectrum of land development and land use projects and processes, by experience in roles within many well-known New Zealand companies and through ongoing professional development.

Elrick & Co is headquartered in Christchurch with a satellite office in Wanaka. Our work is predominantly South Island based; however, we have and do work further afield dependant your needs.

The team behind Elrick & Co
Building on a strong family foundation, Jeremy has gathered a talented team of professionals that share his passion for client centric service and delivery excellence.
  • Jeremy Elrick
    Director | Surveyor

    With over 20 years in the surveying industry Jeremy has gained considerable experience in surveying, planning, and engineering.  Jeremy’s experience includes the facilitation and delivery of complex resource consent approvals, resolution of land tenure issues, provision of engineering design and construction, through to project management, economic forecasting, and budgeting.  Jeremy leads the business and thrives off mentoring staff and providing them with the opportunity to be themselves and succeed.

    Jeremy has delivered a multitude of land development and construction projects for private developers, local government, central government, and individuals.  Jeremy is dedicated to creating a relationship-based business and bringing the right teams of people together to get things done.

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  • Jenny Autridge
    Director | Senior Planner

    Jenny is an Environmental Professional with 20 years experience delivering resource management and environmental project management expertise to a variety of industries, including multi-national corporates in the petroleum and mineral industries, local government, and planning, engineering and surveying consultancies.

    Jenny has delivered planning and resource management services for commercial and residential land development projects; managed the coordination and implementation of all environmental aspects of a gold minesite in New Zealand; lead and managed selected regulatory functions for a local Territorial Authority, and project managed all aspects of soil and groundwater remediation associated with a large petroleum industry divestment program in Australia.

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  • Kyle Craig
    Principal Surveyor

    Kyle is a Senior Licensed Cadastral Surveyor with over 15 years of experience on major infrastructure and land development projects, in New Zealand and Australia.

    Kyle has a high attention to detail and thrives on resolving complicated surveying and engineering challenges, requiring comprehensive and defendable solutions.

    His aptitude, knowledge and collaborative style of leadership is well suited to the challenges and responsibilities confronting the land development industry.

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  • Lizzie Thomson
    Environmental Planner

    Lizzie has specialist skills in ecology and water resource management and previously worked as an Environmental Advisor at Mahaanui Kurataiao Ltd.  Whilst in this role, Lizzie facilitated mana whenua engagement processes with private individuals and local government.   She also provided professional planning and cultural advice to Local Government for the resource consent process and District Plan review.

    Since joining Elrick and Co, Lizzie has been involved in preparing a variety of complex resource consent applications under Regional and District Plans.   These projects have included the preparation and lodgement of consent applications for air discharge, subdivision, gravel extraction and Papakāinga developments, and associated liaison with Council and key stakeholders.

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  • Simon Hedley
    Technical Director | Planning

    Simon is a Resource Management Planning Professional with a diverse background comprising over 28-years’ experience in the civil construction industry and advising Central Government, local authorities and the private sector on statutory planning matters.

    Simon has managed the preparation of complex multi-disciplinary resource consents in the civil construction, quarrying and gravel extraction industries,  and held a Project Management/Resource Management Planning role relating to the demolition and rebuild works associated with the Canterbury Earthquake Event and the Kaikoura Earthquake Event.  Responsibilities included ensuring corporate compliance with resource consent conditions and Health & Safety at Work regulations.

    Simon has considerable experience in establishing and leading multi-disciplinary project teams.  Simon’s technical strengths relate to complex consenting and plan change processes, including the development of consenting strategies, liaison with statutory authorities and other stakeholders, public and iwi consultation, the preparation of AEE, and management of hearing processes.

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  • Andy Christofferson
    Principal Planner

    Andy is a planner with over 15 years’ experience in resource consent and planning management roles in small and large local authorities, including most recently as a planning team leader at Christchurch City Council before joining Elrick and Co.  He has gained a broad experience across a diverse range of residential, commercial and rural land-use and subdivision applications and designations. This includes complex hearings for large commercial developments such as supermarkets, roading designations, and a range of rural, residential and community facility activities. Andy is also experienced at presenting expert evidence to the Environment Court and attending Court assisted mediation, and has been involved in several Ministry for the Environment working groups related to national legislation.

    Andy has completed MfE’s Making Good Decisions course, which is a requirement for RMA Commissioners, and has a significant depth of experience as a decision maker for resource consents and an acute awareness of the risks in the process. This affords him an excellent understanding of what Councils are looking for in applications, which in turn enables sound advice to clients to de-risk projects.

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  • Kerry Harford
    Project Manager | Licensed Cadastral Surveyor

    Kerry is a Senior Licensed Cadastral Surveyor with over 30 years of experience in the land development field.  Kerry has proven project management skills across a wide range of projects.  Kerry thrives on working with stakeholders to attain their development goals.


    His excellent stakeholder relationship management skills, along with his strong technical knowledge of surveying, built through extensive experience, provides a sound basis to assist you in meeting the challenges and responsibilities facing the land development industry.

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Give your project the best foundation for success with the help of our vast knowledge and experience. Contact us today for a free consult about your next project.