Planning for a better future
We have a strong team of planners who together offer proven resource management planning expertise at every level: from planning policy guidance and evidence to the preparation and processing of resource consent applications. AR & Associate Planners take a holistic approach by using a ‘systems thinking’ lens to understand how processes influence one another within a whole. From inception to implementation, we drive a sustainable conversation for better results.
RESORUCE CONSENT APPLICATIONS
Resource consent applications can be tedious and mind boggling, but we will guide you on a journey of your dream development. Our planning team is happy to offer frank advice and project manage the resource consent process of varying scales.
STRATEGIC & SPATIAL PLANNING
Forward planning by setting a strategic direction for community and contributing to an identified area’s social, economic, environmental, and cultural wellbeing through a comprehensive and effective long-term strategy. A practice of place-shaping and delivery
Heritage planning is the heart of most of our projects and our experiences has allowed for a confident team in New Zealand’s historic heritage which encompasses a diversity of significant places such as, historic areas, sites, buildings and structures; archaeological sites; coastal sites; and Maori heritage.
Vigilant is key. At AR & Associates, we have a great understanding of New Zealand’s structures, systems and facilities that support daily life such as roads, underground services and communications.
MASTER PLANNING & URBAN DESIGN
Creating quality buildings, spaces and places of various scales for communities that are accessible, inclusive and sustainable, recognising human diversity and design personas. We are proudly experienced in bringing a project vision to life in the form of a master plan.
OTHER COUNCIL APPROVALS
Our team at ARAL is able to guide and walk you through all types of other Council approvals such as licenses and regulations for noise, signs and driving on beaches.
We have a competent team that will guide you in processing and lodging your building consent with expert and professional technical advice along the way.
MANA WHENUA ENGAGEMENT
Mana whenua have a special cultural and spiritual relationship with the environment, which is a matter of national importance under the Resource Management Act. The ARAL team is very familiar with mana whenua engagements and processes required to liaise with relevant iwi authority.