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Cameron Drury

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BRP (Hons) MNZPI
Principal Planner | Director

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Resource and Environmental Planning (Hons) Specalising in Water and Wastewater Technologies – Massey University
  • Qualified RMA Decision Maker
  • Full Member of the New Zealand Planning Institute

Cameron graduated from Massey University in 2003 with a Bachelor degree in Resource and Environmental Planning (Honours) specialising in Water and Wastewater Technologies and has over 16 years professional experience having worked in both local government and the private sector.

Cameron has been involved in notified and non-notified resource consent applications and Designations involving a wide range of both District and Regional Council activities. He has presented evidence in the Environment Court and has experience in consultation and mediation in the role of the Council, the applicant and the submitter.

Cameron’s experience in dealing with various activities and preparing assessments of environmental effects is broad and has involved dealing with a range of activities from subdivision and inner-city development projects through to water harvesting activities and municipal wastewater discharges.

Cameron has also worked on Plan Changes and Implementation Planning projects in relation to both District and Regional Council functions.

Cameron is comfortable in various environments whether it is presenting to water user groups, consulting with tangata whenua on a Marae or presenting evidence at a Hearing or the Environment Court.

Cameron has worked with a number of technical experts and his role often involves him having to understand and report on technical matters, prepare briefs for technical input and co-ordinate various experts.

As well as co-ordinating a project team Cameron is often the face of a project when undertaking consultation with stakeholder groups and developing solutions to issues that have been raised.

With a strategic and blue-sky thinking mind and an outcome focused approach, Cameron is well placed to take on projects that at the outset may appear undefined and requiring of innovative and creative approaches and solutions to navigate the challenges often encountered in resource management.

 

Previous Roles

Senior Planner, Manager Hawkes Bay, Cheal Consultants, 2012-2017 | Principal Planner, Director, Planoramic, 2008-2012 | Consents Officer, Napier City Council, 2008-2012 (concurrent with Planoramic) | Engineering Planner, Strata Group, 2007-2008 | Consents Officer, Hawkes Bay Regional Council, 2004-2007

Roger Wiffin

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BRP MNZPI
Principal Planner | Director

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Resource and Environmental Planning – Massey University
  • Qualified RMA Decision Maker / Commissioner
  • Full Member of the New Zealand Planning Institute

Roger graduated from Massey University in 2000 with a Bachelor degree in Resource and Environmental Planning and has over 22 years professional planning experience having worked in numerous District Councils and private consultancies providing multi-disciplinary services throughout the North Island.

With multidisciplinary consultancy experience across a broad range of projects in major centres, together with Council experience, Roger has the ability to apply a practical and pragmatic approach to the challenges associated with resource management planning.

Rogers experience in dealing with various activities and preparing assessments of environmental effects is broad and has involved dealing with comprehensive residential and subdivision developments, retirement housing, rural farm parks, lifestyle development, and industrial and commercial activities.

Roger is experienced in engaging with and coordinating technical experts and this often involves interpretation of information requirements, preparation of technical briefs and interpreting and reviewing technical reports for planning purposes.

He has been involved in notified and non-notified resource consent applications, Designations and Private Plan Changes involving both District and Regional Council activities. He has presented evidence in the Environment Court and has experience in consultation and mediation in the role of the Council, the applicant and the submitter.

His time in the industry has assisted him to develop a clear understanding of process – from project conception and development through to approval, while his problem solving skills and relationship building experience enables Roger to undertake and facilitate meaningful and constructive consultation with Councils and other stakeholders.

In his role as a consultant Roger applies his skills to not only meet project outcomes, but to also guide applicants and Council decision makers to maintain, and where possible, exceed bottom line values and expectations. While Roger considers it his professional duty to contribute to positive community outcomes, he also considers it a privilege.

 

Previous Roles

Senior Planner, Hawkes Bay, Cheal Consultants, 2014-2017 | Senior Planner, Hastings District Council, 2008-2014 | Principal Planner, Action Planning, Hastings, 2005-2008 | Senior Planner, CKL Surveying and Planning (Auckland and Hamilton) 2000-2005 | Consents and Planning Officer, Horowhenua District Council, 1998-2000

Phillip Hindrup

BRP 
Principal Planner | Director

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  • Bachelor of Resource and Environmental Planning specialising in Geography at Massey University
  • Qualified RMA Decision Maker

Phil graduated from Massey University in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in Resource and Environmental Planning and has over 19 years professional experience having worked in both local government and the private sector.

Phil brings a broad range of experience having undertaken both technical and project management roles, and in addition to Resource Management Planning, he has developed a sound understanding and proven track record in the world of Transport Planning.

Phil’s most recent position was the management of the Transport Services Team at Horizons Regional Council, responsible for public transport service delivery, road safety education and the delivery of strategic integrated land transport systems. This work involved consistent advocacy and influence of business and political leaders, facilitation of transport related economic growth opportunities, management of staff and key processes and strong financial acumen.

Phil is experienced in the preparation and processing of numerous resource consent applications for District and Regional Councils, policy formulation, Environment Court mediation and preparation and presentation of expert Planning evidence.

Phil is an accredited Hearings Commissioner having completed the Ministry for the Environment’s Making Good Decisions training.  He has considered and made decisions on multiple consent applications on behalf of councils.  He has also sat alone as an Independent Commissioner where he has heard and determined consent applications.

Phil has a sound understanding of the science, engineering (environmental and civil), transportation, urban design, wind energy and ecological (terrestrial and water) disciplines.  He has significant experience in all facets of planning (transport, regional and urban) which allows him to manage multi-disciplinary and integrated development opportunities.

Phil is an innovator with strong critical thinking skills, while his leadership roles have had a focus around organisational impact, staff mentoring and facilitating culture change. He has great rapport with staff, clients and customers.

Previous Roles

Manager Transport Services, Horizons Regional Council 2014-2020 | Team Leader Consents, Horizons Regional Council 2013-2014 |   Senior Consents Planner, Horizons Regional Council 2008-2013 | Consents Planner, Palmerston North City Council 2005-2008 | Planner, Horowhenua District Council 2005 | Policy Planner, Hawkes Bay Regional Council 2004-2005 | Consents Planner, Hawkes Bay Regional Council 2002-2004 | Planner VK Consulting Environmental Engineers 2001-2002

Claire Price

BRP (Hons) MNZPI
Senior Planner

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Resource and Environmental Planning (Hons) specialising in Economics – Massey University
  • Full Member of the New Zealand Planning Institute

Claire graduated from Massey University in 2001 with a Bachelor degree in Resource and Environmental Planning (Honours) specialising in Economics and has over 18 years professional experience having worked in both local government and the private sector.

After graduating from Massey University in 2001, Claire practised as a planner with local authorities in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom. She then moved to a Christchurch planning consultancy and worked on a range of resource management issues involving both urban and rural environments. Claire joined Boffa Miskell (Wellington) in October 2010, and while there undertook a wide range of project work, including RMA Policy development and resource consent applications. Claire and family moved to Hawkes Bay in 2017 and started with Stradegy Planning as a Senior Planner in 2018.

During Claire’s earlier work for local authorities, she primarily held consent planner roles. Since moving into private consultancy, Claire has had a wider breadth of work – such as preparing scoping reports for development proposals, consent applications for a range of clients and private plan change processes through to Council Hearing stage. Claire has reviewed proposed District Plans for a variety of clients and prepared submissions on their behalf. She has also prepared and lodged Notices of Requirements for new Designations and rollover designations into second generation District Plans.

Claire has also had the opportunity to work with internal staff of larger client organisations. She was part of the Horowhenua District Plan Review team which comprised planners from Boffa Miskell and the Council and was also part of the South Taranaki District Plan review team.

Claire also assisted the Environmental Team within Transpower NZ Ltd over a 4-5 month secondment in 2013. During this time, Claire worked on a range of District Plan policy matters, and as part of the larger Transmission Gully environment team, Claire had a role in preparing planning reviews of the numerous site specific environmental management plans which ran the length of the road alignment and across different construction activities/stages.

Claire has a thorough understanding of the Resource Management Act and its practical application to a wide range of development proposals. She brings a high level of written communication and analytical skills to all her projects. She has a good eye for detail and applies sound judgment around risk and the type of inputs required for a successful project.

 

Previous Roles

Senior Planner, Boffa Miskell, 2010-2017 (including 1 year of maternity leave) | Intermediate Planner, Resource Management Group, 2008-2010 | Policy Planner, Selwyn District Council, 2008 | Consents Planner, Wellington City Council, 2005-2007 | Development Control Planner, London Borough of Camden and London Borough of Newham, 2004-2006 | Consents Planner, Whangarei District Council, 2003-2004 | Opus International Consultants, Graduate Planner, 2002 | Otago Regional Council, Graduate Policy Planner, 2001-2002 |

Rebecca Sutton

BA, MRP (Hons), MNZPI
Senior Planner

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts (major in Geography) – Victoria University Wellington 2007
  • Masters of Resource and Environmental Planning (hons) – Massey University 2010
  • Full Member of the New Zealand Planning Institute

Rebecca is an experienced resource management planner with 13 years professional experience across both local government and private sector environments.

Rebecca is experienced in the preparation of applications for large-scale urban developments; as well as residential developments located within sensitive landscape and ecological areas – such as the Hauraki Gulf Islands and Waitakere Ranges (Auckland). She is adept at managing and successfully resolving the unique challenges that such proposals present.

In commencing her career in the Auckland region, Rebecca has dealt with both District and Regional Council functions and gained valuable experience through the regions transition to a unitary organisation and associated planning framework.

Over her career Rebecca has also supported local government organisations through providing consulting services and holding direct employment roles. In her most recent role as a local government Senior Planner, Rebecca managed the processing of complex resource consent applications for subdivisions, residential and commercial activities within the Napier City area – some through to Council Hearings.

Rebecca’s personable and straight-forward manner has resulted in the establishment of excellent working relationships with a range of industry-related professionals and she has a proven track record with co-ordinating project teams.

She is highly experienced in the preparation of assessments of environmental effects for submission to local government; as well as the preparation and presentation of planning evidence at notified hearings. She demonstrates a progressive attitude to planning and takes great satisfaction in providing a smooth, ‘no surprises’ process for her clients.

Rebecca has a genuine passion for the planning profession and takes great satisfaction in delivering a timely and quality service to her clients.

 

Previous Roles

Senior Planner Resource Consents, Napier City Council 2019-2020 | Contracting Consultant Planner 2015-2019 | Senior Planner, Positive Planning 2013-2014 | Intermediate Resource Consents Planner, Auckland Council (Western) 2011-2012 | Planner, MPC Planning 2010-2011 | Resource Consents Planner, Auckland City Council/Auckland Council (Hauraki Gulf Islands |

Charlotte Drury

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MRRP BSc (Geog)
Consultant Planner

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Bachelor of Science majoring in Geography – Otago University
  • Masters in Regional and Resource Planning – Otago University
  • PHD Candidate – Massey University

Charlotte graduated from Otago University with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Geography with a Masters in Regional and Resource Planning.

With over 14 years’ experience involving large resource consenting processes, plan changes, and policy implementation roles focused around the primary production sector and freshwater quality outcomes, Charlotte has an in-depth understanding of planning processes and a strong ability to link policy development to implementation.

Having observed the challenges of the environmental sector and recognising that outcomes are borne of out doing, Charlotte commenced a PHD focusing on how implementation can be better enabled and provided for at the beginning of the policy development process. Her studies have broadened her thinking and provided opportunities to expand her understanding of the issues facing many sectors and how partnerships and an awareness of each other’s challenges is critical in achieving positive outcomes.

Having been involved in multi-disciplinary projects Charlotte has developed strong project management and communication skills and the ability to quickly understand various technical and scientific matters. This enables her to deliver expert planning advice, and quality research skills, as well as add value to a project overall.

Charlotte has Environmental Court experience and has also had the opportunity of presenting expert evidence to special tribunals. Charlotte is a competent planning witness and trusted advisor.

 

Previous Roles

Implementation Planner, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, 2016-2017 | Principal Consents Planner, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, 2016-2012 | Senior Consents Officer, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, 2007-2012 | Consents Officer, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, 2007-2012 | Planner – Policy, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, 2006-2007

Matthew Morley

BEP
Planner

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Environmental Planning specialising in Society, Politics and the Environment – Waikato University

Matthew joined the Stradegy team in September 2019 and since then has graduated from Waikato University with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Planning specialising in Society, Politics and the Environment. Prior to commencing his professional experience in the private sector, Matthew also spent a short period working with the Napier City Council during his studies.

During his time at Napier City Council, Matthew was responsible for undertaking planning checks of building consent applications and processing resource consent applications. He also assisted the policy team with background work to inform a full review of the Napier District Plan review as well as other policy-based projects.

Since joining Stradegy Matthew has prepared a number of resource consent applications for subdivision and various urban and rural landuse and production-based activities and is developing his experience around Regional Council functions also.

With an active interest in the outdoors and surfing, Matthew is passionate about achieving good outcomes for both natural and urban environments and draws on his fundamental values to assist clients in achieving high value outcomes.

Matthew is able to provide an innovate and creative way of thinking to resolving challenges often faced in planning and resource management.

 

Previous Roles

Planning Assistant and Resource Consent Planner, Napier City Council, 2018-2019

Andrew Dooney

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MNZPI
Senior Planner

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Farm Management – Massey University 
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Science specialising in Environmental Management – University of Auckland
  • Full Member of the New Zealand Planning Institute 

Andrew graduated from Massey University in 2001 with a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Science. He complemented this with a post graduate Diploma in Environmental Management in 2008. He has over 13 years of professional planning experience having worked in both local government and the private sector.

Andrew has been involved in consent compliance and processing of notified and non-notified resource consent applications involving a wide range of Regional Council activities. He has previously worked as a Consents Compliance Officer for Auckland City Environments and has held Senior Planner and Team Leader roles at Wellington Regional Council. Before joining Stradegy, Andrew worked with Jacobs Engineering Ireland gaining international experience in Environmental Impact Assessment on multibillion euro infrastructure projects.

Andrew has experience in assessing and preparing assessments of environmental effects for a broad range of activities from bulk earthworks, flood protection schemes and port infrastructure through to forest harvesting activities, municipal drinking water supplies and underground rail. Much of his work has centred around water quality and the development and implementation new policy frameworks, while his earlier work in consent compliance gives him a strong understanding of how to negotiate conditions and how they can affect a project post granting.

Andrew has also had the opportunity to work with a range of stakeholders. This includes internal council stakeholders, iwi groups, infrastructure managers and developers.  He has worked to provide expert advice in complex consenting processes to applicants, submitters and key stakeholders by taking complex issues and effectively communicating these to different audiences. He has a strong track record in forming working relationships in adversarial circumstances and negotiating outcomes for clients. 

Andrew has experience working with and managing technical experts within consenting process. This often involves project managing experts’ timeframes, scope and understanding and reporting on technical matters. 

Andrew has a thorough understanding of the Resource Management Act and its practical application. He brings a high level of written and oral communication skills to all his projects. He has a strong ability to form working relationships and to assess risk and the type of inputs required for a successful project.

 

Previous Roles

Principal Environmental Consultant, Jacobs Engineering Ireland 2018-2020  |  Team Leader/Senior Consents Planner, Wellington Regional  2010-2017  |   Consents Officer, Hawkes Bay Regional Council, 2010  |  Consent Compliance Officer, Auckland City Environments, 2007-2008.

Pip Beachen

Pip-Beachen

BSc MUrb Plan(Prof) Grad.NZP
Intermediate Planner

Qualifications

  • Master of Urban Planning (Professional) – The University of Auckland 
  • Bachelor of Science Majoring in Geography – University of Canterbury 
  • Graduate Member of the New Zealand Planning Institute

Pip graduated from the University of Auckland in 2016 with a Master of Urban Planning (Professional) degree. She has worked in both local government and the private sector. Her experience includes the preparation and processing of resource consent applications in a wide range of activities. This has been throughout various regions in New Zealand including Auckland, Whangarei, Thames Coromandel, Canterbury, Queenstown and Hawkes Bay.

Pip’s experience of processing applications and preparing assessment of environmental effects for different activities ranges from residential projects, commercial and industrial developments, outline plan of works and urban and rural subdivision applications.

Through Pip’s work for both Council and in the private sector, she has been required to project manage the application and decision making process requiring consultation and input from a number of stakeholders and technical specialists. This often requires using judgement to weigh and balance contradictory aspects of a particular application in order to determine consenting strategy. Additionally, Pip is experienced in collating and reporting on specific technical matters in an accessible manner in order to determine outcomes of applications. 

Pip is passionate about working with others to achieve practical outcomes which balance the interests of individuals and the environment and is effective in managing various consultation workstreams whether these are pre-application processes with Councils, the co-ordination of other experts or engagement with stakeholders. 

Organised and reliable, Pip brings a high level of commitment to a project. 

 

Previous Roles

Planner – Resource Consenting and Compliance, Auckland Council, 2018-2020  |  Planner, Barkers &Associates, 2016 – 2018  |   Planning Assistance, Barkers &Associates, 2015 – 2016