Fraser Thomas’s Environmental Engineering team has a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience from a large variety of projects spanning over 35 years.


At a personal level we care about protecting and enhancing the environment, during our lifetimes and for future generations.

We can assist you with a wide range of specialist environmental consultancy services including:

Asbestos managemenT

Fraser Thomas have trained staff to undertake domestic and commercial building surveys for asbestos under the new Asbestos Regulations 2016. These staff have all attended a rigorous four day course entitled “BOHS-IP402 Survey and Sampling Strategies for Asbestos in Buildings”, which enables them to carry out Asbestos Management, Refurbishment and Pre-demolition surveys of buildings and campuses. We have over 16 years of contaminated site experience, including assessing, remediating and managing asbestos contamination in soils, and over 40 years of building inspections through our structural engineers.

We can help your business to meet your requirements under the Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016.

Water Supply

Our Water services include:

  • Rainwater harvesting
  • Water supply and treatment
  • Water reticulation, pumping and network modelling
  • Groundwater takes and bore pumping systems
Industrial and trade activities

Fraser Thomas has extensive experience in successfully obtaining Industry and Trade Activity consents for high risk activities such as scrap metal processing and vehicle dismantling sites. We design the stormwater treatment system, prepare Environmental Management Plans, prepare resource consent applications, undertake environmental auditing, design trade waste treatment systems and apply for trade waste consents.

Contaminated Land

We are Contaminated Land Consultants.

“Contaminated land” is land that contains hazardous substances (contaminants) in soil at elevated levels that can have significant adverse effects on human health and the environment.

Contaminated land needs to be managed or remediated to protect people and the environment. We have been doing Contaminated Land work for over 15 years and have completed over 200 projects to date including investigating historical contamination of former agricultural and horticultural land, industry, old landfills and sportsfields subject to a wide range of potential contaminants – fill material, asbestos, heavy metals, pesticides/herbicides, hydrocarbons, etc.

We cover all facets of contaminated land work, including the following:

  • Preliminary site investigations (PSI)- desktop studies, visual appraisal, reporting
  • Detailed site investigations  (DSI) – PSI + soil/water sampling, laboratory analyses and XRF sampling, reporting
  • Risk assessments
  • Resource consenting – NESCS, District and Regional Plans
  • Remedial Action Plans, Management and Monitoring Plans
  • Supervision of remedial works, site validation and reporting
  • Peer review and preparation of expert evidence
Solid Waste Management

Fraser Thomas has a wealth of experience in solid waste management (SWM), having provided a wide range of services to the industry over many years, both within NZ and overseas.

Our landfill experience is recognised both nationally and internationally, with Fraser Thomas providing engineering services to three major regional landfills within New Zealand.

Services offered include:

  • Integrated SWM Planning: baseline surveys; technical, economic, environmental and social analysis; community consultation; strategy and action plan development.
  • Composting Facilities, Refuse Transfer Stations, Resource Recovery Centres, Cleanfills and Landfills:
    • Site investigations (survey, geotech, environmental), concept and preliminary design
    • Resource consent applications,  assessment of environmental effects  and consultation
    • Providing expert witnesses and technical evidence at resource consent hearing
    • Detailed design, tendering, construction observation and certification
    • Facility management plans, capital and operating expenditure cost estimate
    • Operational advice and remedial works implementation
    • Peer review
  • Landfill leachate, stormwater and gas management.
  • Closed landfills, aftercare risk assessments, management plans, ongoing monitoring
On-site Wastewater

Fraser Thomas have specialist skills in on-site wastewater management (TP58), decentralised sewerage, system design, consenting and certification including cost effective upgrades of existing wastewater systems. We have been at the forefront in the development of appropriate wastewater technology in New Zealand, including oxidation ponds, aerated lagoons, wetlands, irrigation of municipal effluent, milliscreens, and decentralised sewerage and are recognised for its innovation, cultural sensitivity and consultation skills in this area.


The team at Fraser Thomas provide expert support at every stage of your project

Opaheke Sports Park – Water Supply System

Fraser Thomas were engaged by Auckland Council to design, consent and project manage the construction of the Opaheke sports park, comprising an extensive sports park on the outskirts of Papakura.

Climate Resilient Rice Commercialization Sector

Fraser Thomas were selected to prepare a wide ranging sector development programme including investments in infrastructure, capacity building, research and sector governance.

Te Whāriki Subdivision

This 350-Lot subdivision in Lincoln required numerous challenges to be addressed during the design and construction phases, and offers residents more than just a home.

Call us today to discuss your project

Auckland 09 278 7078

Napier 06 211 2766

Christchurch 03 358 5936

Blenheim 03 428 3292