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.
Gain insights and robust data on ecological, landscape, visual, social, urban design, cultural and heritage values for planning, policy development or consent applications.
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.
Convey your vision, data or plans through 2D and 3D images, presentations, publications and simulations.
Prepare a successful consent application that minimises risk, cost and delays.
Engage with and understand stakeholders, local community, iwi/hapū, Councillors and public and get them on board with your policy or project.
Engage with iwi/hapū and Māori organisations and understand how to incorporate cultural values within planning, research, assessment and design processes.
Respond to changing community needs and environmental conditions, while meeting requirements under the Resource Management Act, 1991.
Assess, monitor and manage ecological values associated with the effects of projects, specific conservation or environmental management.
Present a sound and compelling case at council, Environment Court, Board of Inquiry or Environment Protection Agency hearings.
Evaluate and scope an opportunity to best meet your goals.
Perform high level geospatial analysis, mapping and visualisations to understand natural and ecological landscapes, urban designs, and the spatial patterns of project sites.
Inform current and future activities in the environment.
Ensure your design is implemented according to plan and consent conditions.
Accredited to act as Independent Commissioners under the Resource Management Act 1991.
Shape natural, built or social environments for current and future generations to live, work, play and enjoy.
Understand and incorporate visual and landscape values in your policy planning or land development
Develop long-term strategies to guide future development or use of an environment.
Create vision for a community, landscape, resource, place or site.
Assess the status or trends in an environment and how they might be affected by policy or developments.
Prepare, review and implement Iwi, public, corporate and individual policies, plans and developments.
Develop, implement or administer policy statements and plans in accordance with the Resource Management Act and other relevant statutory frameworks.
Obtain specific facts and information to support statutory planning or resource management.
Bring back ecological, cultural, landscape or urban design values to an environment.
Evaluate the attributes or conservation values of a specific site or area.
Empower or up-skill your team.
Design public spaces to provide vital, attractive and functional places for people.
Use detailed visual data to analyse information or show plans.
Find pragmatic and sustainable ways to manage waste.
Plan resilient water supply infrastructure, protect and restore freshwater ecology, or design stormwater management that delivers multiple benefits for our communities.