Landscape Planner, Principal
Tel: +64 3 364 4207
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and Planning, BOKU University, Vienna, Austria
Master of Landscape Architecture and Planning, Vienna, Austria
Master of Natural Resource Mgt. & Ecological Engineering, Lincoln University
Certified Environmental Practitioner, Environment Institute of Australia and NZ
Registered member, NZ Institute of Landscape Architects
Yvonne joined Boffa Miskell in 2005, after being a self-employed environmental consultant in NZ and working in a medium-sized landscape planning firm in Austria. Whilst working in Europe, she was involved in several river restoration projects funded by the European Union.
Specialising in the preparation of landscape and visual assessments for development projects within sensitive environments, Yvonne has prepared and presented evidence for a wide variety of projects at a range of scales for Council and Environment Court hearings.
She has also worked with several District and Regional Councils to review their plans by preparing territorial landscape and coastal studies. Her work has included preparation of landscape value assessments, identification of Outstanding Natural Landscapes, advice on the development of appropriate management mechanisms and evidence for plan review hearings. Following the release of the New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement she has also prepared assessments of coastal natural character values for various councils.