Hearing Commissioner Appointments

Planz Consultants Directors and senior staff regularly appear as Council appointed Hearing Commissioners and have expert knowledge of the processes involved in preparing and presenting evidence, consent processing and mediation services. All are certified as Commissioners having completed the Ministry for the Environment’s ‘Making Good Decisions’ course.

Chairing Endorsement and Hearings certified:

  • Dean Chrystal – BRP, MNZPI
  • Bob Nixon - BA Dip TP, MNZPI

Hearings Certified:

  • Justine Ashley - BRS, PG Cert RS, MNZPI
  • Matt Bonis - BREP (Hons), MNZPI
  • Jonathan Clease - BSc MRRP, Grad. NZPI
  • Nick Boyes – MSc (Res Mgmt)(Hons)

Recent Commissioner Appointments include:

  • Horowhenua District Council – District Plan Review (Dean Chrystal and Bob Nixon)
  • Cashmere Primary School Designation Alteration (Christchurch City) (Justine Ashley)
  • Resource consent for Earthquake Repairs to the Arts Centre (Christchurch City) (Jonathan Clease)
  • Quarry Expansion, Amberley (Hurunui District) (Justine Ashley)
  • Take and use water for spray irrigation purposes, and undertake works to facilitate the diversion of water from the Cass River (Environment Canterbury) (Bob Nixon)
  • Plan Change 22 – ONFL’s (Horowhenua District) (Dean Chrystal)
  • Puketoi Windfarm resource consents (Tararua District) (Dean Chrystal)
  • Plan Change 20 – Rural Subdivision (Horowhenua District) (Dean Chrystal)
  • Residential Subdivision, Amberley (Hurunui District) (Justine Ashley)
  • Plan Change 21 - Waipara Urban Growth (Hurunui District) (Dean Chrystal)
  • Plan Change 32 – Rural Subdivision (Hurunui District) (Dean Chrystal)

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