Your partner in planning success

Planz Consultants is an award-winning planning consultancy with staff in Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown, and Auckland. Our experienced team have the knowledge and contacts to help you get your next project across the line. We also play a leading role in a range of statutory planning and large-scale strategic projects both within the city and further afield.

RESOURCE CONSENTS

We can help you prepare resource consent applications, giving you the best chance of a successful outcome. Our specialist knowledge results in reduced regulatory costs and appropriate balance between development and environment, whatever the scale of your project.

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SUBMISSIONS & EVIDENCE


If you are affected by a resource consent application, a plan change, a notice of requirement for a designation or a plan/policy statement review, Planz can explain any technicalities and prepare a submission on your behalf, as well as provide expert planning evidence for hearings and appeals.


STRATEGIC POLICY DEVELOPMENT & PLAN CHANGES


Planz often assist Councils and private clients with policy development and plan changes/zoning variations. We encourage strategic thinking and use our policy experience and our strong relationships to achieve good planning policy development and efficient expansion strategies for our clients.


HEARING COMMISSIONERS


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. To find out more about our certified Commissioners, click here.


STRATEGIC POLICY DEVELOPMENT & PLAN CHANGES


Planz often assist Councils with policy development and plan changes/zoning variations. We encourage strategic thinking and use our policy experience and our strong relationships to achieve good planning policy development and efficient expansion strategies for our clients.


HEARING COMMISSIONERS


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. To find out more about our certified Commissioners, click here.


Christchurch Airport Campus Development

Planz has assisted CIAL for more than 20 years, including the redevelopment of both international and domestic terminals, the control tower, multi-storey parking building, on-campus hotels and backpacker accommodation, new hangars, and a range of aviation-related warehouse and distribution facilities.

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The Tannery retail and hospitality precinct

This retail and leisure facility in south Christchurch has made an important contribution towards the regeneration of the wider area. A series of consents were all obtained on a non-notified basis.

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Historic Homestead repairs and alterations

Planz has considerable experience in assisting clients with consenting for alterations and additions to historic homesteads and dwellings, which often include coordinating engineering, architectural, and heritage experts to ensure documentation is appropriate

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Liquigas expansion and upgrades

A significant increase in storage capacity for Liquigas’ primary LPG storage and distribution facility that services the upper South Island required careful planning and ongoing consultation.

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Preschools

The Planz team have extensive experience in working with clients to gain resource consents for preschool developments in residential areas.

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Northlands Retail Centre

Planz have provided ongoing planning advice and assistance with obtaining the resource consents necessary to enable the operation and development of the Northlands Shopping Centre

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Theatre Royal Repairs & Redevelopment

The repair and rebuilding of the Theatre Royal formed an integral component of the Performing Arts Precinct as part of the wider regeneration of Central Christchurch.

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Christchurch District Plan Review

Planz is actively involved in assisting a wide range of clients on the District Plan Review.

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Turanga Central Library

Central Library Anchor Project

This NZ$80 million project involved careful consideration of heritage and urban design matters to ensure a functional and attractive civic building was able to be delivered

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Fonterra Darfield

Darfield Milk Processing Plant consents and plan changes

This $500 million project involved extensive public consultation, identification of the full range of potential environmental effects, and working collaboratively with both…

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Hagley Oval

Hagley Oval Anchor Project

As well as preparing evidence for the Environment Court hearing, Planz worked closely with the Council’s Greenspace asset team to develop the application and associated set…

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Northlands Retail Centre

Northlands Retail Centre

Planz have provided ongoing planning advice and assistance with obtaining the resource consents necessary to enable the operation and development of the Northlands Shopping…

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The Tannery

The Tannery retail and hospitality precinct

This retail and leisure facility in south Christchurch has made an important contribution towards the regeneration of the wider area. A series of consents were all obtained…

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Our clients

These are just a few of the organisations we work with…