Incite works with a number different clients to provide ‘whole of project’ planning services from inception through to obtaining all necessary RMA permissions.

Our experience includes project engagement and community consultation, preparing Notices of Requirement, designations and obtaining resource consents from both Regional and District Councils. We regularly prepare expert planning evidence and present this at plan and court hearings.

As the lead consultant for many large projects, we have the experience and insight necessary to provide valuable planning input into strategic studies, option evaluation and submissions on proposed plans.

From this page you can see examples of projects we have been involved in, sometimes in a leadership role, others in partnership with the organisation involved. Please do get in touch with us if you would like to know more about our work.

The stunning Marlborough Sounds, a major part of our work on the Marlborough Environment Plan.
The stunning Marlborough Sounds, an important aspect in our Section 42A Reporting for the proposed Marlborough Environment Plan.

Section 42A reports on proposed Marlborough Environment Plan

Several of Incite’s team have been involved in preparing and presenting Section 42A reports to the Hearing Panel on the proposed Marlborough Environment Plan. These have covered a broad range of topics including indigenous biodiversity, rural areas, utilities, discharges, forestry and land disturbance.

National Grid Switching Station and Transmission Line

This project involved obtaining designations for a new Transpower switching station and transmission line spur to connect a new gas fired power station in Taranaki to the National Grid.

Incite led the designation process and prepared the necessary notices of requirement which were processed on a limited notified basis and confirmed in 2017 without the need for a hearing following the resolution of matters raised in the only submission.

Effectiveness and efficiency review of the Regional Coastal Plan for Southland

In 2018, Incite was commissioned to prepare a report assessing the effectiveness and efficiency of the Regional Coastal Plan for Southland, as a first stage of preparing for a new Coastal Plan.

The report assessed the effectiveness of the Plan by examining its outputs (including consents, compliance and monitoring data), the outcomes that have been achieved over the life of the Plan, and the usability and suitability of the planning framework generally. It also assessed the efficiency (including costs and benefits) of the Plan, and outlined the change factors and emerging issues that will be important for the new Plan to address.

Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Regeneration Plan

Incite were part of a group of planners who assisted Regenerate Christchurch in 2018 in preparing the Christchurch District Plan provisions that formed part of the draft Regeneration Plan for the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor. This involved working alongside other planners, including those representing the Christchurch City Council and Ngāi Tahu, to develop a set of plan provisions that would facilitate the vision and objectives set out in the draft Regeneration Plan.

Adding to the challenge of working under alternate legislation to the Resource Management Act, was working to deliver the draft Plan to the Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration within a very tight timeframe.