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Current projects

Projects over May 2017 to July 2017 include:

Mark St Clair has been busy with the Greater Wellington Regional Council Proposed Natural Resources Plan Hearings.

Charlie Hopkins has prepared a summary of submissions and investigated various consenting issues relating to the Whakapapa wastewater treatment plant upgrade, which is located within the Tongariro National Park, for Manawatu Wanganui Regional Council.

David Mead (with the help of Karen Inglis) presented evidence in support of Auckland Transport's Lincoln Road Notice of Requirement. A favourable recommendation has been received from the Hearings Panel.



The introduction of 30‑year Infrastructure Strategies added a new dimension to long‑term asset planning in local government. In 2015 councils consulted on and completed their first Infrastructure Strategies.

Recent reviews by the Office of the Auditor General and Audit New Zealand have provided direction on what could be improved in future strategies. For example, signalling a need for councils to: ........ >

Chloe Trenouth presents at the 2017 NZPI Conference

In April I had the pleasure of presenting to the NZPI Conference a case study for recognising Māori cultural landscapes at Puhinui. ...... >