Lindsay has over 25 years’ experience in all aspects of resource management with a recent focus on strategic and RMA planning for the infrastructure sector. He is an experienced team leader and planning manager involved in multi-disciplinary projects and has a comprehensive knowledge of large consent processes throughout New Zealand. Lindsay has strong and wide ranging general planning experience in a variety of roles including policy preparation. As an independent commissioner Lindsay also has extensive experience on a range of applications, both large and small, where he has sat as either the sole hearings commissioner or as part of a panel.
Chris is a director of Incite based in Auckland and has over 25 years of professional experience in resource management and planning in New Zealand. His experience covers a wide range of areas in planning practice with a particular emphasis on infrastructure. This includes extensive experience in project strategy advice, site selection studies, designations, resource consents, reviewing and preparing submissions on policy statements and plans, and acting as an expert planning witness. As part of these work streams, Chris is regularly involved in putting together and managing teams of professionals from different disciplines.
Matthew is the director of Incite’s Christchurch office and has over 20 years of experience in resource management and planning in New Zealand, specialising in policy development. Matthew has particular expertise in policy planning, especially in leading policy development projects for regional councils. His legal training assists with precise and concise plan and report drafting, with robust outcomes. He has completed many long-term policy development projects in natural resource management, particularly nutrient management, water allocation, and water quality. Recent projects include leading the development of the Southland Water and Land Plan and the Hurunui District Plan, and reporting on Waikato’s Healthy Rivers Plan Change and the Canterbury Land and Water Regional Plan. Matthew is also an experienced hearings commissioner, with chair endorsement.
Tom is a Director in Incite’s Wellington office, having been a planning consultant in the lower North Island for over 10 years. He is experienced in the full spectrum of RMA matters, including district and regional consent applications, Council hearings, district and regional plan policy development, notices of requirement, feasibility/strategy studies and iwi/community consultation. Tom’s recent focus has been on the built environment, advising both infrastructure and private clients in regard to resource consent applications (both land use and subdivision) and plan change processes, where he achieved positive outcomes for both the client and the wider community. Tom is the current Chair of the Wellington Branch Committee of the New Zealand Planning Institute.
Angela is an Associate in Incite’s Christchurch office. Angela has more than 14 years of resource management and planning experience in both the private and public sectors in New Zealand. While specialising in regional policy and water management, Angela has a broad range of experience that also includes project management, community consultation and consenting for a wide range of infrastructure and irrigation projects. Recent projects include plan drafting and section 32 reporting for the Hurunui Waiau River Regional Plan, section 32 reporting for Plan Change 7 to the Canterbury Land and Water Regional Plan, and section 42A reporting for the Waikato Regional Council’s Healthy Rivers plan change.
Adele is an Associate in Incite’s Christchurch office with more than 10 years of resource management and planning experience largely in the public sector, but having also worked in the private sector. During this time, Adele has gained a broad range of regional consent processing experience that includes large-scale land development, municipal infrastructure projects and coastal permits. She also has experience in preparing resource consent applications and policy development and plan drafting projects. Recent projects include section 32 reporting for Plan Change 7 to the Canterbury Land and Water Regional Plan and section 42A Reporting for the Marlborough Environment Plan.
Fiona is an Associate in Incite’s Christchurch office. Fiona has over 20 years of resource management and planning experience in both the private and public sectors. Fiona has provided support to a number of different councils throughout the South Island, particularly in processing resource consents and also in resource consent and designation application preparation for large projects such as community centres. Fiona’s specialist area is the petroleum industry which provides its own challenges, including consenting requirements around contaminated land. She has also worked on a range of consenting projects including radio communications, schools and residential/commercial developments.
Andrew is an Associate in Incite’s Christchurch office with 10 years of planning experience working in both local government and the private sector. Andrew has a particular interest in coastal planning projects. Andrew has worked on plan development projects for both district and regional councils, and also has broad range of experience in consent processing and preparing resource consent and concession applications. Recent projects include section 42A reporting and involvement in Environment Court mediation for the Marlborough Environment Plan, provision drafting and preparation of the section 32 evaluation reports for the Proposed Otago Regional Policy Statement 2021, assisting the Rural Connectivity Group with the consenting of telecommunication sites across the lower South Island, and assisting the Southland Regional Council with the review of the Regional Coastal Plan for Southland including undertaking the efficiency and effectiveness review, and assisting with the drafting of plan provisions.
Felicity is an Associate with Incite’s Christchurch office with over 10 years of resource management and planning experience in both local and central government. Having worked on regional and district plans, as well as national planning documents and legislation, Felicity has specialised in policy analysis and plan development. Recent projects include technical oversight, provision drafting and preparation of the section 32 evaluation report for the Proposed Otago Regional Policy Statement 2021 (and leadership of the Land and Freshwater and Ecosystems and Indigenous Biodiversity chapters); involvement in Environment Court mediation, expert conferencing and evidence preparation for ORC’s Plan Change 8; and undertaking NPSFM assessments for Environment Southland.
Hannah is an Associate in Incite’s Christchurch office with 8 years of resource management experience in both the private sector and local government. Hannah has been involved in providing environmental impact and policy assessments for a wide range of discharge permits to discharge contaminants to air, water and land, landuse consents and water permits, including attendance at hearings for large notified resource consent applications and Environment Court assisted mediation. Hannah has also been involved in regional policy projects including plan drafting projects. Recently, Hannah has assisted Southland Regional Council with resolving appeals on the proposed Southland Water and Land Plan (pSWLP) and Otago Regional Council on their review of the Regional Policy Statement for the Otago Region, specifically provisions relating to air quality.
Hannah is a Senior Resource Management Consultant in Incite’s Wellington Office. Hannah has nine years’ experience, having worked in both central and local government, as well as in the private sector. During this time she has been involved in a range of work including the assessment of planning applications in New Zealand and the United Kingdom, presentation of evidence at council hearings and the review of district and regional plans. Most recently she has been involved in the policy development, drafting and hearings for the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill 2015.
Marnie is a Resource Management Consultant in Incite’s Wellington Office. Marnie has nine years’ experience working in local government. Predominantly processing resource consents for subdivisions, she also has experience with a wide range of land use activities, including multi-unit residential developments. Marnie has implemented Resource Management Legislation Amendments at a district level, leading to strengths in engagement and consultation with a variety of stakeholders.
Jacqui is a Senior Resource Management Consultant in Incite’s Christchurch office. She has more than 20 years experience in resource management and planning in both the private and public sector in New Zealand. Jacqui specialises in regional policy and water management but she also has extensive experience in regional consenting for a wide range of activities. This includes preparing, processing and deciding resource consent applications. In her most recent role before joining Incite, Jacqui was involved with developing a work programme focussed on implementing the Government’s Essential Freshwater package. Other recent projects include assisting with the s42A reports for Plan Change 7 to the Canterbury Land and Water Regional Plan, and developing an interim regional council response to the Overseer Peer Review Report.
Kirstie is a Senior Consultant in Incite’s Christchurch office with over nine years’ experience in the resource management field. Kirstie has advised local authorities and private sector clients on a broad range of matters including planning, consenting, RMA enforcement action, and environmental due diligence. Kirstie has particular expertise in advising regional councils on the development and implementation of freshwater management plans. Recent projects include assisting Environment Canterbury and Environment Southland with various proposed plans and plan changes designed to give effect to the NPSFM and other higher order planning documents.
Danielle is a Resource Management Consultant in Incite’s Christchurch office. She has more than 6 years of resource management experience in local government and private sectors. Danielle has been involved in resource consent processing for a wide range of activities, with a focus on rural water takes and uses, land uses and discharges, including several notified processes. Danielle has a growing interest in freshwater policy work, including plan development and implementation. Recently, Danielle has been involved in several projects reviewing regional plan provisions for Marlborough and Canterbury against the National Environmental Standards for Freshwater, and looking at how to resolve the conflicts that exist. She has hands on experience in the agricultural industry, and has completed the intermediate and advanced Sustainable Nutrient Management courses at Massey University.
Hannah is a Resource Management Consultant in Incite’s Christchurch office. She has experience working within a local government context, specifically with policy and plan development. Her involvement at district and regional levels has led to strengths in engagement and consultation with a variety of stakeholders, policy analysis, preparation of section 32 evaluation reports, submission analysis and drafting of section 42A reports. Recent projects include supporting Otago Regional Council with section 42A reporting on the Proposed Otago Regional Policy Statement 2021 and assisting Southland Regional Council with a review of the Regional Coastal Plan. With a passion for the outdoors, she has a particular interest in New Zealand’s natural environments.
Sunit is a Resource Management Consultant in Incite’s Auckland office. Sunit has graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Planning (Honours) degree in 2013. He has worked on a range of projects including telecommunications, industrial activities and schools. He specialises in the preparation of resource consent applications, outline plans of works, site selection and feasibility studies, and environmental effects assessments.
Olivia is a Resource Management Consultant in Incite’s Christchurch office. Olivia graduated from the University of Canterbury in 2019 with a BSc. in Environmental Science and Geography, and this supports her role at Incite processing regional consents, with a particular interest in the freshwater environment. She has come from working in local government processing resource consents, and has experience in a range of projects including subdivisions, tertiary education facilities, and contaminated land. She also provides assistance in a number of other consenting areas where required, including processing designations, and preparing applications for a variety of projects including telecommunications facilities, residential developments, and rural-based activities.
Kathleen is a Resource Management Consultant who has joined Incite in 2019. Prior to Incite, Kathleen worked for the Ministry for the Environment in the RMA Practice Team. Kathleen has experience in RMA policy analysis and development at both local and central government levels. She also has experience in processing and drafting resource consent applications.
Helen is a Resource Management Consultant in Incite’s Christchurch office. She has a strong interest in Māori policy and planning, both as a practitioner and within a research capacity. Her experience in mana whenua engagement includes the facilitation of mana whenua feedback on resource consents, plan changes and various council and private projects. Some of her most recent research includes an exploration of tikanga Māori-based tourism, and the development of an online tertiary course module for Te Tiriti/Treaty education
Leanne is the Office Manager of the Christchurch Office and has over 20 years experience in office management and administration. She brings expertise in business systems, finance and experience managing a wide range of administrative duties. Leanne also lodges resource consent applications prepared by the Christchurch Team for a variety of projects.