Expert planning
advice & research


Our view starts from where we’ve been and what we’ve learnt and looks to the future with awareness, creativity and a philosophy of continuous improvement.

Our research improves our day to day planning, and our day to day planning reveals our research needs. This keeps us at the forefront of the profession and sees us working with the private sector, local government and non-government organisations alike.


  • Resource consent applications
  • Plan changes and submissions
  • Stakeholder consultation and coordination
  • Evidence for council and environment court hearings
  • Research and special projects
  • Strategic policy advice
  • Implementation planning
  • RMA hearing commissioner


Management Plan for regional park (Te Ikatiere)

Napier City Council Stormwater


PhD, MRRP, BSc (Geog)

Charlotte graduated from Otago University with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Geography with a Masters in Regional and Resource Planning. She also holds a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Freshwater Governing from Massey University.