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Town Planning Group is a specialist land and development consulting firm with principal offices in Queenstown and Christchurch. Established in 2006 by company director Brett Giddens, he is supported by senior planning consultants Daniel Thorne, Anita Collie and Kate McKenzie with office support from Paula Jepsen.

Our in-depth knowledge of New Zealand planning legislation and commercial awareness of all facets of the development process enables us to provide educated, credible advice to our clients. The company prides itself on providing tailored-strategic planning advice for each and every project we work on, no matter how large or how small.

We strive to provide additional value to all projects we are involved with and pride ourselves on our proven track record of success and client satisfaction.

Quality advice, pragmatic thinking and dependable service forms the backbone of our company approach – simply put – we plan for success.

Our services are wide ranging with our specialist areas being:

  • Resource consent preparation and advice
  • Policy development & plan changes
  • Project development feasibility
  • Land subdivision & development
  • Commercial, retail and residential development
  • Infrastructure and resource development planning- roading, irrigation & mining
  • Liquor licencing

Our planning team is well versed in the preparation of resource consent applications and can manage the process from inception to council on your behalf. Our assistance can range from pre-application evaluations, preparation of the resource consent application, assessments of effects, consultation, expert planning evidence at council hearings and the Environment Court.