Land surveying is an essential component of most of our projects and is still our core business. Across our Tamworth and Armidale offices, we have two (2) Registered Surveyors, one (1) Engineer and two (2) Technician Surveyors. Our surveying expertise lies in the following areas :-

  • Cadastral (boundary) surveys for subdivisions, conveyancing, etc.
  • Construction set-outs for residential, commercial and industrial builders
  • Engineering surveys for infrastructure design and construction
  • Topographic surveys for other design purposes
  • Strata and Community Scheme surveys
  • Lease area surveys
  • Railway surveys
  • GPS surveys

We are committed to Continuing Professional Development in accordance with legislative requirements and utilise the most modern equipment available, including GPS and laser technology.

Recent Projects

  • Westdale Wastewater Re-use Facility for United Group / Tamworth Regional Council
  • Survey and Community Scheme Plan for “The Peak” at Hillvue (50 lots)
  • Route survey for new mine railway loop at Boggabri (20km) for GHD Pty Ltd
  • Route survey for Split Rock Dam to Barraba Pipeline (27kms) for Tamworth Regional Council
  • Power line Easement survey Tamworth to Quirindi (60kms) for Essential Energy
  • Construction survey for the new Acute Care Facility at Tamworth Base Hospital

Town Planning

Brown & Krippner has developed a solid reputation from a long involvement with the planning of the Tamworth Region. One of our registered surveyors has formal town planning qualifications. Andrew Swane is a Corporate Member of the Planning Institute of Australia (P.I.A.) and a Certified Practising Planner (C.P.P.). Our town planning capabilities include :-


  • Urban & Rural Planning
  • Rezoning Applications
  • Statements of Environmental Effects
  • Environmental Impact Statements
  • Urban Design
  • Planning Studies for Development Applications


Our clients include Local and State Government bodies, local and state-wide developers and community groups. We are called upon to assist in a wide variety of planning matters. As a result we have developed a broad experience base and strong ‘can-do’ attitude.

We have the expertise and experience to navigate contentious proposals through the approvals process. However, if we do not believe a proposal will be successful we will advise you up-front and not waste your time.

Recent Projects

  • Statement of Environmental Effects for Review by JRPP for $50M Cotton Seed Facility at Wee Waa
  • Statement of Environmental Effects for Review by JRPP for $46M Retirement Village at Moore Creek
  • Preliminary master plan for the Peel River Estate at Calala
  • Masterplan and DA for 14 residential lots at Erskine Street, Armidale
  • Masterplans and DAs for various rural-residential developments at Moore Creek
  • DA for golf driving range at Bridge Street Tamworth
  • DA for turf farm at Kingswood
  • DAs and masterplans for various urban residential developments in Tamworth
  • DA for Freight Transfer Facility at Willow Tree

Civil Engineering Design

Engineering Design of roads, stormwater drainage and utility services is a key element of our package of urban / rural development services. Both Directors have established reputations for quality and cost-effective design. Steve Griffiths is a member of Engineers Australia. Our Engineering Design capabilities include:-


  • Infrastructure strategies and costings
  • Urban and Rural road and access way design
  • Stormwater design of piped and open channel drainage, together with the design of detention basins and flood studies
  • Sewerage design
  • Water main design


Our clients include private developers as well as local Councils.

Recent Projects

  • The Meadows Estate, Moore Creek - 158 lot subdivision
  • The Outlook Estate Calala - 440 lot subdivision
  • Moore Creek Gardens - 250 lot subdivision
  • Mount Falcon Estate East Tamworth - 300 lot subdivision
  • Johnston Street North Tamworth - 47 lot subdivision

Project Management

Brown & Krippner specialises in the overall management of land development and other projects, as an extension of our involvement through our other key capabilities. Project Management services we offer include:-

  • Feasibility studies including preparation of infrastructure and project budgets
  • Preparation of schedules of quantities, calling for and evaluation of tenders
  • Contract administration
  • Supervision of external consultants
  • Liaison with Local Councils and State Government bodies
  • Project planning, tracking and reporting to clients


Our project management skills ‘round-out’ our package of development services, enabling clients to use our office as a single contact for all required inputs and outcomes.