A selection of our recent projects

Multi-Unit Waste Management Plans

September 2023

So often waste management is an afterthought in the design process for multi-units but that is changing. We're helping public and private clients navigate new waste bylaws and multi-unit planning rules that require the approval of waste management plans to ensure waste is appropriately separated and collected safely and efficiently.

Client: Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities & Others

Brief: Waste management plan

Christchurch Housing Intensification Submission

May 2023

As the last cab off the ranks out of all Tier 1 urban centres required to notify housing intensification rules, we knew Christchurch City Council's proposed plan change 14 (PC14) would be interesting! Relaxing of development controls is on the table, but plenty of red tape also. We assisted with preparing a broad and deep submission. 

Client: Wolfbrook Residential

Brief: Plan change submission

Richmond Street, Petone, Lower Hutt

March 2023

Obtaining resource consent for this impressive development of four detached townhouses with off-street parking was a challenge, with the planning rules changing and the site being located in the Petone flood plain and Tsunami zone. We worked through the need for Neighbour's written approvals, detailed solar studies, and a compelling permitted baseline, with our client to get planning approval over the line. 

Client: Mike Greer Homes

Brief: Planning approval (resource consent)

Cleanfill Scoping

March 2023

We supported the scoping of a potential new cleanfill site by leading a multi-disciplinary team through due diligence and resource consent scoping. It was interesting work with a number of moving parts to work through in the early feasibility stage.

Client: Private Client

Brief: Planning approval scoping | due diligence | project management

Birch Street, Lower Hutt

October 2022

Our first housing project for Faisandier Group and we're again working hard to pioneer the dual-key townhouse in Lower Hutt. This site is in a great location just up the road from Waterloo shops and train station. We obtained planning approval for 12-units including 4 dual keys units (a 1-bed unit on the ground floor and the same upstairs).

Client: Faisandier Group

Brief: Planning approval (resource consent)

Bernard Street, Tauranga

September 2022

Perhaps the first medium density development in Tauranga without car parking? We obtained planning approval for 25-townhouses on a large corner site. Along the way, we successfully challenged Tauranga City Council on its City Plan and interpretation imposing minimum car parking requirements, contrary to national level urban policy direction.

Client: Williams Corporation

Brief: Planning approval (resource consent) | urban design (sub) 

Council Planning Support

2022 - 2023

We're trusted advisors to the planning team at Whanganui District Council. Taking on many of their most complex resource consent applications with a solution focused approach.

Client: Whanganui District Council

Brief: Planning approval (resource consent) processing

Porutu Street, Lower Hutt

August 2022

Making the most of medium density zoning with 3-storeys. Our bulk and location input and planning advice streamlined the planning approval process with resource consent for 17-units issued in less than three months through the Hutt City Council's Streamlined Housing Process.

Client: Williams Corporation

Brief: Planning approval (resource consent) | urban design (sub) | waste management plan

Rainey Grove, Lower Hutt

July 2022

We're super proud of this 35-unit development obtaining resource consent, even before the new Medium Density Residential Standards (permitting 3-storeys) kicked in. The location across from Wingate Train Station is perfect for public transport. The development positively contributes to well-functioning future urban environment national direction.

Client: Williams Corporation

Brief: Planning approval (resource consent) | urban design (sub) | waste management plan

Riverside Drive, Lower Hutt

March 2022

This 11-unit development next to the Waiwhetu Stream is designed to mitigate the flood risk with minimum floor levels and safe access routes. We assisted with a change to the planning approval, for an unexpected building height and sunlight plane infringement identified during construction and prepared a waste management plan.

Client: Williams Corporation

Brief: Planning approval (change to resource consent) | waste management plan

Biddle Crescent, Lower Hutt

August 2021

There are two things we love about this 30-unit development that we obtained planning approval for the individual gables and the central courtyard space. The site originally comprised four houses each on a large section. Early planning and urban design input was key to maximising the efficient use of land for medium density.

Client: Williams Corporation

Brief: Planning approval (resource consent) | urban design (sub) | waste management plan

Otago Water Plan Changes

2021 - 2022

We were privileged to support the Hearings for the Otago Water Plan Changes acting as the Environment Court appointed Hearing Administrator. These hearings were among the first to implement Te Mana o te Wai, with the health and wellbeing of the water the first priority before all other resource uses.

Client: Otago Regional Council

Brief: Hearing administrator

Our pioneering planning spirit

We love testing the boundaries to deliver better outcomes for our clients and the environment.

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