Project updates

Updates on completed projects and those still in progress.


Counting Archey’s Frogs in the Coromandel >

Boffa Miskell ecologists have been working with our client OceanaGold to identify and protect native plants and animals at several proposed exploration sites in the Parakiwai Valley in Coromandel Forest Park.

4 December 2017

An island playground inspired by nature >

Mariner Rise reserve and playground, a joint ecology and landscape project around a Special Housing Area on Whangaparaoa Peninsula, north of Auckland, was officially opened in late October.

1 November 2017

Affordable housing for Māori hapu  >

A new subdivision being developed by the Ngā Potiki a Tamapahore Trust will see new houses built in Papamoa, including affordable housing for members of the Ngā Potiki hapu.

28 July 2017

Memorial garden begins journey to Passchendaele >

At a dawn ceremony, components of the New Zealand Memorial Garden were farewelled on their journey to the Passchendaele Museum in Zonnebeke, Belgium.

10 April 2017

Pop-up Hub generates Riverlink discussion >

The Hutt River regeneration project, ‘Riverlink’, is moving towards a completed preliminary concept design

9 March 2017

A beautiful road >

Locals using the newly opened Mackays to Peka Peka (M2PP) section of the Kāpiti Expressway are seeing their district from a new perspective and appreciating the extensive environmental enhancements.

6 March 2017


Long Bay urban transformation continues >

Maximising green spaces in a medium density housing area.

11 November 2016

Te Awahou - Nieuwe Stroom: development begins >

Boffa Miskell lends a helping hand to the new cultural hub of Foxton.

29 September 2016


Design enhances work life balance >

Business parks should be places where businesses want to be and where people want to work. But what happens after work? Will everyone leave or will people stay on to enjoy the area in other ways?

9 December 2015

Bringing Waterview into play >

When designing a playground, who better to ask for inspiration than children?

29 October 2015

Lizard protection in action >

How do we manage the effects of development on native wildlife? One way is to move animals out of harm’s way, during construction, into specially created habitats.

29 October 2015

Leading role in South Taranaki district plan review >

The key to success in managing a district plan review is a close working relationship with the council and a collaborative consultation process.

29 October 2015

Collaborative engagement aims to enhance flood mitigation project >

A collaborative design and engagement process will help achieve multiple benefits from the widening and restoration of 1.3 km of Te Auaunga Awa (Oakley Creek) in Mount Roskill, Auckland.

30 September 2015

Special Housing Area under construction >

The first duplex unit has been built at the Waihi Road Special Housing Area in Tauranga, less than twelve months after the development was first mooted.

24 August 2015

Manu the drone tackles biosecurity >

A new drone, used by Boffa Miskell and LINZ for biosecurity work and recently demonstrated in a virtual field trip, has been named 'Manu’ – the winning name in a nation-wide schools competition.

22 July 2015

Campus hub refurbished >

When student services at the University of Canterbury were relocated into a building designed for staff rather than students, Boffa Miskell landscape architects faced design challenges to make the entrance and surrounds more inviting.

17 May 2015

Weaving together cultures, people and place >

In the heart of Foxton, the proposed Te Awahou - Nieuwe Stroom Cultural and Community Centre will play a key part in revitalising the former river port town.

10 March 2015


Ruakura Development Private Plan Change >

A nationally significant development for Hamilton

25 November 2014

High revs on expressway construction >

As the 18-kilometre M2PP Expressway forges ahead from MacKays Crossing to Peka Peka on the Kāpiti Coast, a dedicated Boffa Miskell team is working at the Paraparaumu-based M2PP Alliance project office, providing landscape, ecology and urban design input.

29 September 2014

Christchurch Arts Centre: bringing the past into the future >

In restoring New Zealand’s largest cluster of category 1 heritage buildings as a creative hub in central Christchurch, what landscape treatment is appropriate?

3 September 2014

Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan (PAUP) >

In late February, a flurry of activity in our Auckland Office saw staff preparing and lodging submissions on clients’ behalf to meet the deadline for initial submissions on the PAUP.

11 July 2014

New HQ for Comvita New Zealand >

Over the last two years, Boffa Miskell has assisted natural health and beauty products company, Comvita, to redevelop its Bay of Plenty headquarters.

11 July 2014

Christchurch rebuild: Transforming the residential red zone >

Clearing residential red zone areas unsuitable for rebuilding and providing for the retention of amenity and ecological values until decisions are made about the lands future.

10 June 2014


Zhenjiang New Town Central Park >

Designs become a reality

1 August 2013

Landscape art garden opens >

The Boffa Miskell-designed ‘Wetland Waka’ garden is one of 19 finalist entries completed for the May opening of the 2013 World Landscape Art Exposition in Jinzhou, a world-wide design competition run by the International Federation of Landscape Architects and Jinzhou City.

1 August 2013

Cornwall Park 100-year Masterplan >

Boffa Miskell is delighted to be working in collaboration with Nelson Byrd Woltz on a masterplan for Auckland’s historic Cornwall Park that will look 100 years into the future.

27 June 2013

First part of the Kāpiti Expressway approved >

An independent Board of Inquiry, appointed by the Minister for the Environment, recently approved the proposed MacKays to Peka Peka Expressway north of Wellington, bringing to fruition three years of preparatory work.

23 April 2013

Waterview Connection >

Waterview project continues to evolve

3 April 2013

Structure plan green light for Comvita New Zealand >

In 2012, Boffa Miskell assisted Comvita New Zealand to obtain the necessary planning approvals the company needed to redevelop and expand its commercial and manufacturing headquarters at Paengaroa in the Bay of Plenty. Stage 1 of the redevelopment is now well underway.

25 February 2013

Dong Jiao Villas, Shanghai >

Dong Jiao Villas, Shanghai Stage 3

31 December 2012


Trestle Leg Series >

Poetry and prose writ large

1 November 2012

Waterview Kindergarten >

New home for kindergarten

1 November 2012

Whitianga Main Street  >

People first in street upgrade

1 November 2012

Transmission Gully Highway >

Presenting ecological evidence at the Board of Inqury hearing.

1 November 2012

Setting sights on urban quality >

The $340-million Victoria Park Tunnel upgrade of State Highway 1 in central Auckland, has been completed - with urban quality to the forefront.

1 November 2012

Milestones for Ruakura >

Two significant milestones for the Ruakura growth area east of Hamilton are the culmination of over three years’ intensive work.

1 November 2012

Queen Elizabeth Park on the Kapiti Coast >

Regional Park: celebrating the past.

1 November 2012

Eco-park in Zhenjiang City >

A 40-hectare parkland, designed by our landscape architects in China, will soon create a green corridor through a new satellite town being constructed east of Zhenjiang City area in China.

1 November 2012