What We Do

We help you achieve your project objectives. We provide resource management planning, landscape planning and urban design advice and services to development companies, landowners, local authorities and groups throughout the lower South Island. This includes:

Planning / Resource Management

Landscape Architecture & Assessment

Urban design

Reserves & Open Space

  • Subdivision & land use consents
  • Assessment of effects of the environment
  • Spatial planning, Plan change applications & processing
  • Designations & Notices of Requirement
  • Certificates of Compliance
  • Objections & Environment Court appeals
  • Expert evidence
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  • Landscape & Visual Amenity Assessments
  • Peer Reviews
  • Expert evidence
  • Development Design Advice
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  • Urban design input into & reporting on projects & consent applications
  • Urban design assessments & peer reviews
  • Preparation of design guidelines
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  • Reserve licences
  • Leases of Council reserve land
  • Concessions
  • Recreation permits
  • Reserve Management Plans
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Our capability and competence stems from our extensive experience in working with both local authorities and private clients. We get it right first time. Our experience means that our advice and professional opinions are held in high regard by consent authorities and by the Environment Court. The key services that we provide are:

  • Development Advice – Initial planning and design advice regarding development and subdivision proposals in order to maximise the ultimate success of the project as it proceeds through the resource management process.
  • Preparing applications and assessments – Devising and preparing resource consent and plan change applications including preparing the required assessments of effects on the environment and landscape and visual effects assessment reports. We can also brief and manage the work of other experts (engineers, surveyors, ecologists, etc) in order to provide a complete application preparation service to the client.
  • Expert Evidence – Expert resource management and landscape evidence for Council and Environment Court hearings.
  • Project Management – Managing a resource consent or plan change application through the process from start to finish, including design and application preparation, lodgement with the consent authority, public notification, liaison with local authority staff or other parties, management of a hearing and receiving a decision.

We work to fit your requirements

The services that we provide are adaptable and are tailored to your needs. In some instances we manage an entire project from conceptual level, through design and resource consenting up to the point of the client being able to start their new activity. In these situations we can engage and manage a multi-disciplinary team of experts to cover all project requirements. In other instances we slot into a project that is already in progress in order to provide an individual input, such as a landscape effects assessment report or a brief of Environment Court evidence. In all cases we will configure our services to suit your individual needs.