Dean Chrystal


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Dean is a director at Planz Consultants and has over 30 years planning experience and was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the New Zealand Planning Institute in 2013.  He has an excellent understanding and knowledge of the local Government environment, having previously worked at a variety of different local authorities.

Dean has been involved in a variety of strategic projects including the preparation of statutory plans and planning reports, policy documents, design reports, research studies, the presentation of evidence before Councils and the Environment Court.  His skills include workshop presentations, plan preparation, project management, feasibility studies, environmental impact assessments, the preparation and presentation of evidence and working with business and community groups on local initiatives.

Dean acts as a Commissioner and has undertaken appointments for a number of Councils through the Country including Horowhenua, Hurunui, Tararua, Tasman, Timaru, Waimakariri, Waitaki and Selwyn District Councils and Canterbury and Manawatu-Wanganui Regional Councils.