Consents & Environmental Management

Consents & Environmental Management

Our national RMA / Environmental Planning Team deliver professional planning services to help you navigate the environmental regulatory process.  We have experience across local government, infrastructure, including river and coastal works, 3 waters, roading, consent processing, industrial, waste management, commercial, agriculture, agri-business sectors, and marine and coastal works.
Services that we provide:
  • Planning assessments
  • Resource consent applications including the preparation of Assessment of Environmental Effects (AEE)
  • Community and iwi consultation
  • Policy and Plan development, monitoring and review
  • Resource consent processing on behalf of local government
  • Development of corporate environmental policy
  • Identification of “gaps” in existing management systems
  • Identification of significant environmental effects and legal requirements
  • Environmental audits (e.g. to assess compliance with statutory and other requirements for pre-purchase inspections and due diligence tests)
  • Development of objectives, targets and environmental programmes to improve environmental performance
  • Development of procedures to implement an EMS
  • Environmental training for staff and contractors
  • Carbon management services
  • Developing solutions for sustainable development
  • Site selection and risk management

Our specialists can help you obtain a resource consent.

  • Preparation of Assessment of Environmental Effects documents, resource consent application and project management
  • Technical assessments for environmental impacts on ground, water and air
  • Coordination of technical inputs to resource consent applications
  • Consent processing for district and regional councils
  • Public and iwi consultation
  • Submissions to planning documents, legislation and consent applications
  • Expert evidence at council and Environment Court hearings
  • Negotiation of resource consent conditions with Council Staff