NEWCASTLE 02 4925 2557

Our History

Surdevel Pty Ltd specialises in the surveying and project management of urban & rural subdivisions and is involved in many large residential projects within Sydney, the Hunter and many other regions of New South Wales and Queensland.

The Company was established in Swansea, NSW, in 2000 by Registered Surveyor Stephen Lawler. Since this time the firm has grown to include a software development branch with the common focus on automation of information management systems.

SurDevel is located in the CBD of Newcastle.

SurDevel bases it's operations upon the utilisation of the latest systems and technology in the development industry, including GPS and the most sophisticated information management packages available. The structure of the company is driven by research into efficient, automated office and field systems in conjunction with traditionally valued survey practices.

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Stephen Lawler

Managing Director & Registered Surveyor


  • Certificate in Surveying, Newcastle TAFE 
  • Bachelor of Surveying, University of Newcastle NSW 
  • Completed Board of Surveyors Registration Exams 

High Level of Experience in

  • Subdivision Development 
  • Land & Cadastral Surveys
  • Property & Survey Law
  • Torrens & Old System Titles
  • Community & Strata Titles
  • Draft 88B Instruments - Easements & Covenants
  • Subdivision plans
  • Consolidation Plans
  • Lease Plans for registration
  • Subdivision Engineering Works
  • Contract Documentation
  • Civil Design Management
  • Sewer & Water Design
  • Negotiator with statutory & other authorities
  • Feasibilities, Due Diligence, Development Costings
  • Urban Design, New Urbanism, Contemporary

Professional Experience
Over 25 years survey experience in private practice in NSW including:

  • Urban & Rural Subdivisions
  • All types of Land Surveying
  • Design & Project Management of Large subdivisions
  • Civil Design (Road, Drainage, Sewer & Water)


  • Board of Surveyors NSW


  • ACS NSW (Association of Consulting Surveyors NSW)
  • SSSI (Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute)

Memberships & Insurances Held


  • ACS NSW (Association of Consulting Surveyors NSW)
  • ACSIS (Association of Consulting Surveyors Insurance Society)

Insurances Held

  • Professional Indemnity ($5m)
  • Public Liability ($20m)
SurDevel | Surveying Newcastle | Surveying Sydney | UDIA Membership
SurDevel | Surveying Newcastle | Surveying Sydney | ACSIS Membership