Hill Young Cooper undertakes work for public sector, private sector and institutional clients across a wide range of planning, governance and resource management issues. Below are some examples of projects Hill Young Cooper has recently been involved in.

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    RMA Plan Making
    • Intensive farming provisions – Manawatu – Wanganui Regional Council

    • Urban design review – Auranga Stage B1 future urban area, Auckland

    • Marlborough District Plan / Environment Bay of Plenty – air quality provisions

    • Affidavit: Declaratory proceedings Special Character Overlay, Auckland Unitary Plan

    • Expert evidence: Okura appeal to Auckland Unitary Plan

    • Auckland Unitary Plan(Auckland Council):
      -  Regional growth
      -  Centres and business zones
      -  Affordable housing
      -  Flood hazard management.
    • Proposed District Plan roll out – Kapiti District Council

    • Drury South private plan change

    • Ruakaka Racecource for Whangarei District

    • Albany Centre Plan Change for North Shore City,

    • Anzac Avenue redevelopment

    • New Lynn Redevelopment (Plan Change 18) for Waitakere City

    • Frankton Flats Plan Change (PC 19) in Queenstown Lakes District


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    Notices of Requirement, Outline Plans and Public Works
    • NOR for Lincoln Road widening

    • Auckland Airport access investigations – representing Te Akitai Waihou

    • Preparation of Notice of Requirement and AEE for Takanini Stormwater Conveyance

    • Preparation of Notice of Requirement and AEE for Glenvar Ridge Road

    • East-West Link NoR: evidence for The Onehunga Enhancement Society

    • NZTA Transmission Gully and Basin Reserve Flyover Projects (Mark St Clair as Friend of Submitters)

    • Puhoi to Warkworth stage of the Road of National Significance (Trevor Mackie as Friend of Submitters)

    • Public works Act assessments: Glenvar Ridge Road


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    Resource Consents
    • Resource consent processing for Auckland Council , Porirua City and Kapiti District Council

    • Expert evidence: Cable Bay, Waiheke

    • McLennan Park upgrade – Auckland Council

    • Processing of Regional Consents for Manawatu-Wanganui Regional Council

    • Mary Potter Hospice Apartments: Preparation of Consent under Housing Accord and Special Housing Areas Act.

    • New manufacturing plant, Drury

    • Production site compliance reviews - Fonterra

    • Foxton Wastewater Treatment Plant (Mark St Clair as Reporting Officer on behalf of Horizon’s Regional Council).

    • Apartment Building at 47 Vivian Street: Preparation of consent for private developer. 


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    Urban Planning
    •  Nelson-Tasman Future Development Strategy
    • Supporting Growth work stream – Auckland Council and NZTA.

    • An economic profile for Auckland’s central city Fringe

    • Alternative funding options for Wellington's PT Spine study

    • Quay Park land use study

    • Urban redevelopment options for Lincoln Road, New Lynn, Wairau Valley and other areas of change

    • Flat Bush Town Centre Master plan strategic analysis

    • Housing Affordability in Auckland, Kapiti District and Queenstown

    • Business Land Needs Analysis for Queenstown Lakes District


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    Strategy and Policy
    • Development of the 2018 Thames‑Coromandel District Council Infrastructure Strategy

    • Auckland Film Protocol review, Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development

    • Reserve Management Plan reviews, Thames Coromandel District Council

    • Review of the Auckland Council Board Appointment and Remuneration Policy

    • Development of a Board Appointment Procedural Manual to support the implementation of the new Auckland Council Board Appointment and Remuneration Policy

    • Section 17a review of Thames‑Coromandel District Council’s building consent service, resource consent service and regulatory services


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    Hearing Commissioners
    • Plan Change 7 and 10 to Auckland Regional Plan (heritage provisions)

    • Plan Change 12 – Napier City Council

    • Apartment development – Grey Lynn

    • Apartment development – Hobsonville

    • New road – Wanaka

    • Private Plan Change 51 – Queenstown Lakes District Council


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    National Level Projects
    • Land use – transport integration in the Auckland Region, Ministry of Transport

    • Section 32 implementation guidance, MfE

    • Biodiversity policy statement review, MfE

    • Communities Facing Hard Choices report for MfE

    • RMA Impacts on Business and Community Groups

    • Audit of Resource Consent Survey Response

    • Review of Christchurch City Council Resource Consenting

    • Mark St Clair was a member of the Technical Advisory Group appointed to review sections 6 & 7 of the RMA