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. >

Submission on transition to low emission economy

David Mead’s submission on the Productivity Commission’s report on transitioning to a low emission economy calls for a greater focus on how cities will need to transition......


Reflections on Crater Hill and Okura

The recent Environment Court decisions on Crater Hill - Ngā Kapua Kohuora and Okura have reinforced the importance of strongly worded objectives and policies in plans driving decisions on how resources are to be sustainably managed. >