Council Property Services©

“Council property has its own set of rules and quirks.  As a constant and preferred provider to Councils nationally since 1998, we understand well Council property challenges.  We are up for it.”

Council property practice is knowledge and qualifications specialised.  Turley & Co is preferred by many Council clients across the North Island and as far south as Canterbury


We have led advisory and process for over 50 successful Council property disposals including Reserves Act land.  We have undertaken various portfolio strategic reviews for property strategic plan formation or for portfolio rationalisation planning.

We are experts in Council land technical matters including title history investigation and road legalisation.

Turley & Co is a longstanding Local Authority Property Association (LAPA) supporter and conference sponsor 2006-11.

Our firm covers large and small Council property tasks and advisory, and works nationally as a project manager across the Council property layers:

Strategic  |  Market  |  Technical  |  Statutory  |  LINZ Accredited ©

Hawke’s Bay based and nationally peer-networked Turley & Co maintains a modest operating costs model.  This enables cost-effective services delivery anywhere in New Zealand by a longstanding team of senior practitioners.  Refer to Our People.


The nature of our Council property work means that the travel costs requirement is usually minimal.  Hawke’s Bay Airport is well-connected to the rest of New Zealand or we drive.

Our starting point is insightful understanding of Council organisation aims and challenges, resources and related property goals: most often problems resolution or property outcomes optimisation.

We craft work specifications according to a property project’s uniqueness and the capacities, skills and knowledge of our clients’ people.

Our project services include project support (teamwork) or management (leadership) for property owned or leased across all categories single asset or portfolios up and down New Zealand.

We combine as needed with established professional partners including subcontractor public land lawyers, valuers, engineers, architects, surveyors, planners and other specialists.

Turley & Co services profiled under Strategy & Project comprehensively apply to TLA client property projects around New Zealand.

Contact Our People for fuller details of our specialised and sector-specific offering to Councils PDF TCL Council Property Services and Council property projects experience.

Contact Our People for our unique and widely used reference PDF TCL Council Property Title Status Guide.

Our LINZ Accredited qualifications are applicable to some Council property work including road legalisation.

Turley & Co offers a well-evidenced track record and a prime clients referee list for Council Property Services.

Contact Our People today for a meeting with a senior practitioner and customised services offer.


Council Property Team

Wayne Smith has over 40 years of public sector property experience including as LINZ Team Leader in Wellington and Napier before joining Turley & Co in 1998.  There are few people who offer the same depth of public land experience or LINZ Accredited qualifications breadth.

Pat Turley has over 20 years’ experience leading Council property projects and is a regular property strategy advisor to TLAs (Registered Property Consultant, Registered Valuer).  Pat and colleague Wayne Smith partner in all Council client property projects by Turley & Co.

The combined Council and public land property knowledge and skills offering of Turley & Co is possibly unequalled outside of New Zealand major centres.

Our Qualifications offering is comprehensive and deeper than most.

We deploy senior very well-experienced and fully-qualified property practitioners to lead client assignments and not graduate or intermediate staff.


Local Authority Property Association (LAPA)

Turley & Co is a longstanding LAPA supporter and conference sponsor 2006-11:

  • 2006 Invercargill.
  • 2007 Rotorua.
  • 2008 Wellington.
  • 2009 Christchurch.
  • 2010 Auckland.
  • 2011 Taupo.