Our Services

We are specialist environmental planners and project managers. We are at our best when immersed in projects with our clients, partnering with them and their stakeholders to find balanced and enduring solutions. To ensure we reach the best outcomes, we tailor our approach according to the aspirations, constraints, timeframes and realities of each project.

We have highlighted our key specialist areas below. Please get in touch if you have any questions about what we do and how we might be able to assist with your project.

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Natural Hazards Planning

Planning for climate change, particularly in the coastal areas of New Zealand, has become a key focus for many local authorities around New Zealand. Since 2014, we have been working alongside district and regional councils and their communities to develop strategies for managing change in the coastal environment. Our team are leading experts in this field. We have extensive experience in facilitating cross-council and community engagement, and strategy development and implementation....


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Freshwater

We have extensive experience in developing and facilitating stakeholder engagement processes associated with freshwater policy, preparation of resource consent applications for freshwater use and for discharges to land and water. Our work in this space has been recognised by the Chapman Tripp Project Award from the Resource Management Law Association for “Developing an approach in the reconsenting of the Ohakune, Raetihi and National Park Wastewater Treatment Plants that was culturally inclusive, collaborative and technically feasible and effective.”


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Resource Consents

Whether you require resource consent for a residential dwelling, industrial or commercial development, or upgrading/renewing a Council asset, we can manage the consenting process for you. We can assist you from pre-application consultation and design, through the preparation of consent documents (including the management of expert input, consultation processes, and representation at hearings), and implementation of consent requirements.


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Stakeholder Engagement

We understand that engaging with the right people, at the right time, and in the right way, is essential to achieving positive outcomes. Our team have a wealth of expertise in identifying key groups and individuals, developing meaningful engagement strategies and facilitating public engagement processes.

Whether you require advice to connect with affected parties for a consent application, preparation and facilitation of a public engagement process, or expertise in cross-council/multi-agency processes, we have experts on-hand that can help.


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Policy Development

Writing, interpreting and analysing policy is what we do. We have built our experience working with local and central government policy teams in New Zealand and internationally.

If you want to prepare a submission on a proposed plan or strategy, undertake a formal review of a planning document, or prepare a new plan, policy, or strategy, please talk to us about how we can help.


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Mediation

Our team includes a qualified mediator, accredited by the Arbitrators and Mediators Association of New Zealand. Need to resolve a dispute? We are happy to help.