Honest and upfront advice from day one

Masters in navigating resource consents and landscape planning. Formed from over 20 years of experience, we provide honest and upfront advice from day one. Work with the experts in the lower South Island.

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Resource Consent Planning

With you from day one. We’ll formulate and lodge your resource consent and plan change applications, including associated strategy and project management.


Landscape Planning

Get honest advice on landscape planning projects. We assess the landscape and visual effects of your proposals including associated mitigation design, reporting and expert evidence.

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“I have worked with the principals of vivian+espie for a number of years. They are well known and respected in the region for their experience and knowledge, not only of what they do, but of the region itself.

They understand the fragile landscape within which we live and work, and more importantly they understand the rules adopted by the Queenstown Lakes District Council to protect such landscapes, as in many cases they were instrumental in drafting them.

Such experience, knowledge and understanding goes a long way, but more than anything makes their clients’ involvement in resource management processes easier, as in my experience vivian+espie are personally known, respected and generally held in very high standing by consent authorities and other consultants involved in the area.”

Graeme Todd - Todd & Walker Law

"When Queenstown Marina was first being envisioned, one of our primary tasks was to build the right team to ensure success of the project.


The team at Vivian + Espie with their extensive knowledge of the Council rules and regulations and planning criteria hit the ground running as soon as we engaged them and remained engaged and continued their support until the project was completed.


Their key strengths are; intimate knowledge of the area, zones, restrictions, processes as well as being able to employ appropriate consultants as needed. The passion they bring to the table and working as an extension of our internal team, were invaluable in realizing our project scope.


We always call on Vivian + Espie for all our development projects and would highly recommend them."


Iraj Barabi