Services reticulation design for residential and commercial estates and subdivisions is commonly known as Underground Residential Development (URD) or sometimes Underground Reticulation Development.

Our team at DMA have been delivering URD engineering design services for Queensland estate and subdivision developments to developers, town planners and civil engineers since 2014.  These services include the design of all street and roadway lighting (including both council roads and commercial lots), and nbn ‘pit and pipe’ and ‘pathway’ reticulation design.

We are fully accredited electrical URD consulting engineers for:

  • Ergon Energy – approved designer since 2014
  • nbn – Pit and Pipe designer since 2018.
  • nbn – Pathway designer since 2018.
Our URD Design Services

We work with our clients across all stages of the estate or subdivision project.

Our URD engineering design services cover:

  • Concept planning at the street layout stage.
  • Electrical masterplan development, including a focus on cost-efficient reticulation.
  • Supply authority negotiation (note that their first offer is not always final!)
  • Project Management.
  • Engineering design documentation.
  • Construction cost estimates.
  • Tender evaluation and recommendations.
  • Construction supervision.
  • Peer review.
  • Post-commissioning inspections.

Old Homebush Road, Gowrie Junction

Neighbourhood Park Estate Stage 3

Our team at DMA have been delivering URD design services to estate and subdivision developments to developers, town planners, civil engineers across Queensland since 2014. We are fully accredited URD consulting engineers for Ergon Energy and nbn.
The industries we specialise in

We’ve completed URD engineering design services for estate and subdivision projects across a range of industries and project types, including:

  • Residential estates.
  • Commercial estates and aprons.
  • Mobile home parks.
  • Holiday resorts.
  • Aged care subdivisions.
  • Sports fields.
  • Council roads.
Our URD Design Team
Associate | Senior Electrical Engineer
Our URD Work
Some of our best URD design work can be seen on the following projects:
  • Highview Estate, Fraser Coast.  93 lots, 6 stages
  • Sanctuary Estate, Fraser Coast.  172 lots, 5 stages
  • Cambooya Ridge, Toowoomba. 149 lots, 1 stage
  • Cotswold subdivision, Toowoomba. 64 lots, 1 stage
  • Palm Lake Resort. Caloundra. 270 lots. Documented to allow for 8 stages


If you would like to discuss URD planning and design for your next estate or subdivision development, please contact mail@dmaengineers.com.au or phone 07 3839 3050.