Offering District Planning Expertise

HYC has a proud history in undertaking policy development work for local authorities throughout New Zealand. In particular we have experience with urban issues such as growth management, centre revitalisation and residential planning. Many of these projects involve the key issue of raising development density as New Zealand moves towards more compact, sustainable urban forms.

HYC offers innovative, practical solutions to meet the ongoing challenges of urban planning.
District Plan-related projects have included:

  • Growth management
  • Community development issues such as affordable housing and crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED)
  • Town centre planning
  • Urban design
  • Open space planning, reserve contribution and reserve land acquisition
  • Consultation (general, Iwi)
  • Population and land use forecasting
  • Heritage management.