Blair has over 20 years’ experience as a resource management planner, working across private practice, local government and central government, in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. As a former Resource Consents Manager, Blair is well acquainted with the planning framework in the Queenstown Lakes District. He has a breadth of experience gained from managing a consent processing team dealing with over 1000 subdivision and land use consents a year, across all topic areas. Blair is also very familiar with Environment Court processes, having been responsible for looking after Resource Management Act appeals for Queenstown Lakes District Council, and was involved in resolving over 40 different appeals, as well as providing expert evidence to the Environment Court. His recent role as Planning Practice Manager at the Queenstown Lakes District Council has given him extensive experience in Special Housing Areas within the Queenstown Lakes district, utilising the Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Act.