Our Story

Valley Surveying Company. Beyond Boundaries.

Valley Surveying Company Limited (VSC) was established in 1999 by Stu Watson.

VSC is a friendly Lower Hutt firm providing expert surveying and land development solutions for individuals, land development and building industry professionals, and organisations in the Greater Wellington Region.

We provide a comprehensive range of surveying services to protect our clients from surprises and legal complications and allow them to maximise opportunities for financial returns from their land. We work with a wide variety of clients from private individuals requiring a boundary marking for fencing purposes to bigger companies developing retirement villages or large subdivisions.


We will do our upmost to ensure that your project is completed on time, on budget and without any complications.


We have developed a strong reputation for delivering high quality, cost effective land surveying, land development engineering, land planning and resource management solutions.

Subdivision Consent Applications are a major part of our work. We work collaboratively with you, your architect, solicitor and other parties to ensure the necessary consents are applied for at the outset, ensuring time and cost savings.

VSC clients range from home owners, to builders, developers and investors, to local councils. Many of our clients return with repeat business.

Remember: Just because it can be designed does not mean it can be built!


We believe that land is more than a place to build things; it is where we live, work, and plan for our future. A development should enhance your resource and environment not destroy it – no matter the scale.

Our aim is to make land development dreams a reality and make the process as stress free and enjoyable as possible for you.

The Team

Stu Watson

Stu Watson


Stu is a Registered Professional Surveyor and Licenced Cadastral Surveyor. His extensive experience and knowledge has come from a long surveying career that began in 1983. Stu’s expertise covers a range of surveying disciplines and specialises in land development and resource management. The repeat business and referrals Stu receives from happy clients is testament to his friendly and professional approach. Stu is fanatical about the Liverpool Football Club and in his spare time you’ll find him playing, coaching or watching football. He’ll also find any excuse to do site visits on his motorbike.

Mike Snow

Mike Snow

Licensed Cadastral Surveyor – MNZIS

Mike is a Registered Professional Surveyor and a Licensed Cadastral Surveyor. Over the years, Mike has gained a wealth of experience working for firms ranging from the very small to large multi-disciplinary organisations. This varied experience means that he is also well versed in the survey requirements for all types of work. Mike’s expertise ranges from the differing types of engineering surveys and their specialist requirements, to technical cadastral surveys and their relevant consenting requirements. When Mike isn't working out at the gym or pottering around the house, he can be found spearfishing, playing football, skiing or organising a curry of some description.

Rachel Hughson

Rachel Hughson

Office Manager/PA

Rachel has over seven years' experience as an office manager and administrator in a range of industries giving her exceptional skills in administration, systems, processes, and customer service. She’s seriously organised and enjoys keeping the men of the office in line!

One of Rachel’s priorities is providing Valley Surveying’s clients with a straight forward, enjoyable and professional experience.

Expert surveying services across the greater Wellington region

Valley Surveying Company has developed a strong reputation for delivering high quality, cost effective land surveying, land development, engineering, planning and resource management solutions.

  • We bring our expertise and local knowledge to every project
  • We are approachable and we always make time to listen
  • We guarantee our price estimates on jobs under $5,000