Our expertise

As we work with a wide range of clients from public, corporate, iwi and private sectors, we frequently bring our range of experts in planning, design, ecology, cultural heritage, graphics and mapping together in multidisciplinary teams to strengthen our understanding of each project and ensure all aspects are explored. Below is an overview of the key areas of expertise our consultants can contribute to your project.



Assessments

Gain insights and robust data on ecological, landscape, visual, social, urban design, cultural and heritage values for planning, policy development or consent applications.

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Biosecurity

Expert advice on protection against unwanted species on Crown land, for primary industries, and for private landowners. Delivery of large-scale biosecurity management projects. The ability to provide expert advice and cutting edge research-driven solutions to biosecurity threats, with extensive experience in managing large scale complex projects.


Communication

Convey your vision, data or plans through 2D and 3D images, presentations, publications and simulations.

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Consenting

Prepare a successful consent application that minimises risk, cost and delays.

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Consultation and stakeholder engagement

Engage with and understand stakeholders, local community, iwi/hapū, Councillors and public and get them on board with your policy or project.

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Cultural Advisory/Te Hihiri

Engage with iwi/hapū and Māori organisations and understand how to incorporate cultural values within planning, research, assessment and design processes.

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District planning

Respond to changing community needs and environmental conditions, while meeting requirements under the Resource Management Act, 1991.

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Ecology

Assess, monitor and manage ecological values associated with the effects of projects, specific conservation or environmental management.

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Evidence

Present a sound and compelling case at council, Environment Court, Board of Inquiry or Environment Protection Agency hearings.

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Feasibility studies

Evaluate and scope an opportunity to best meet your goals.

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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Perform high level geospatial analysis, mapping and visualisations to understand natural and ecological landscapes, urban designs, and the spatial patterns of project sites.

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Guidelines and manuals

Inform current and future activities in the environment.

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Implementation

Ensure your design is implemented according to plan and consent conditions.

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Independent Commissioner

Accredited to act as Independent Commissioners under the Resource Management Act 1991.

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Landscape architecture

Shape natural, built or social environments for current and future generations to live, work, play and enjoy.

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Landscape planning

Understand and incorporate visual and landscape values in your policy planning or land development

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Management plans

Develop long-term strategies to guide future development or use of an environment.

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Master plan

Create vision for a community, landscape, resource, place or site.

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Monitoring

Assess the status or trends in an environment and how they might be affected by policy or developments.

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Planning

Prepare, review and implement Iwi, public, corporate and individual policies, plans and developments.

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Policy review and change

Develop, implement or administer policy statements and plans in accordance with the Resource Management Act and other relevant statutory frameworks.

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Research

Obtain specific facts and information to support statutory planning or resource management.

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Restoration

Bring back ecological, cultural, landscape or urban design values to an environment.

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Survey

Evaluate the attributes or conservation values of a specific site or area.

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Training

Empower or up-skill your team.

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Urban planning and design

Design public spaces to provide vital, attractive and functional places for people.

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Visual simulation and spatial modelling

Use detailed visual data to analyse information or show plans.

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Waste

Find pragmatic and sustainable ways to manage waste.

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Water

Plan resilient water supply infrastructure, protect and restore freshwater ecology, or design stormwater management that delivers multiple benefits for our communities.