Hill Young Cooper is a consulting firm providing planning, resource management, public policy, strategy and governance services.

Current projects

December to March 2018

Linda Bruwer is helping Kapiti Coast District role out their new District Plan to the community and stakeholders.

Mark St Clair and Hannah van Haren-Giles lodged a water permit and discharge permit application for Pernod Ricard Winemakers in Hawke’s Bay.

Emma Ryder and Charlie Hopkins lodged a land use consent application for Zealandia Eco-Sanctuary in Wellington City to construct a new building in a conservation zone.

Chloe Trenouth has been assisting the Auckland Council in relation to Unitary Plan appeals on the Rural Urban Boundary at Waiheke.

David Mead has been appointed to chair a hearings panel in Queenstown considering an application for jet boat operations on the Kawarau River. >


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: ........ >

New Staff at HYC

Hill Young Cooper are pleased to announce two new staff members. >