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Urban Design Speciality Added to CivilPlan
Mike Smith September 2019

Jimmy Zhuang has joined CivilPlan this month as the Urban Design Team Leader with over nine years of urban design, planning and architectural design experience in both private and public sectors.

 

Jimmy’s professional experience includes leading urban design and master planning services for various scales of urban and rural development projects, providing architectural designs for apartment buildings, terraced and detached houses, as well as providing strategic policy planning advice.

 

Jimmy’s areas of expertise are neighbourhood design, complex land subdivision, architectural design of residential and mixed-use buildings and intra-relationships between land subdivision, land use, building typologies and planning rules.

We are excited to see the start up of the urban design team to provide our clients with a more complete service.

 

Sunset Beach Development - Local Community Support
Taylor Shrimpton July 2019

Construction is underway at Sunset Beach, Port Waikato on a project that improves and expands facilities for surf lifesaving operations as well as provides a community hall for the wider area.

 

CivilPlan has supported this volunteer led project with planning and engineering services supplied at no cost to the club, which helped to secure critical funding from the NZ Lottery Grants Board.

 

We are proud to assist local communities and charitable organisations on projects such as these.

 

 

David Clouston Joins the Team
Russell Baikie June 2019

David Clouston has joined CivilPlan this month as an Intermediate Planner, specialising in preparing and processing resource consent applications for a variety of public and private sector development projects.

David has 6 years professional planning experience in the public and private sector, in recent years he has worked in Auckland based planning consultancies acting on behalf of private clients.

 

David's areas of interest are master planning, development in Special Character Areas and seeing a project through from conception to the built form.  We welcome him to the team! 

 

New Staff Member
 
Russell Baikie May 2019

We welcome Juliana Cox as a Senior Planner to the CivilPlan team. Juliana has 10 years of experience in policy development, assessment and consenting in local government in NZ and London.  Most recently she was a Principal Planner with the Auckland Council policy team. She is an expert on the Unitary Plan being active in resolving submissions to the Plan and has had lead involvement in the preparation of recent plan changes for Council.

Juliana brings added expertise to the policy skill sets of CivilPlan with a keen focus to be involved in the broader aspects of residential subdivision and development. 

 

Park Estate Hingaia Phase 1 Earthworks Near Completion
 
Ryan Pitkethley April 2019

Phase 1 earthworks are near completion!  77,000m3 of cut to fill over 26ha has now been topsoiled and seeded ready for the next phase of the development.

 

We will be closing works down over winter and opening back up in October.

 

Park Estate Hingaia Phase 1 Construction Underway
 
Russell Baikie February 2019

Bulk earthworks and civil construction have started in this 100 hectare master-planned development featuring a new primary school, neighbourhood centre and an extensive mix of residential typologies to accommodate some 3,000 houses. 

 

The 10 year development will offer contemporary living opportunities with extensive views in a prime coastal location.

 

CivilPlan​​ Approved as an EngNZ Professional Development Partner

Ryan Pitkethley August 2018

 

We are excited to announce the approval of CivilPlan Consultants Limited as a Professional Development Partner in conjunction with Engineering New Zealand. 

 

Engineering New Zealand’s Professional Development Partners (PDPs) are companies who demonstrate a strong commitment to developing their engineering staff. They provide continued support to the profession.

By gaining EngNZ's endorsement as a quality engineering employer, we are showing our colleagues and clients that CivilPlan is committed to excellence and to raising the bar. 

Harvey Surveying Merges with CivilPlan

Mike Smith June 2018

 

We are excited to announce the merger of Harvey Surveying Limited and CivilPlan Consultants Limited.  Over the past twelve months we have worked to bring this merger together which we believe will offer you a more seamless and coordinated solution to your land development projects.

Campbell Harvey has joined the Board of CivilPlan as a Director.  He and his surveying team adds considerable experience and expertise in land surveying to the current CivilPlan services of planning, civil engineering and project management.

ACENZ Membership Gained

Ryan Pitkethley April 2018

 

ACENZ membership has recently been granted to CivilPlan. 

 

ACENZ are a firm based membership association that represents consulting and engineering professionals throughout New Zealand in the built and natural environment.

We are pleased to be affiliated with such an organisation whose goal is to assist members in improving their business performance and the quality of service. 

New Staff Members
 
Russell Baikie March 2018
 
Some new additions to the team...

Taylor Shrimpton has recently graduated from the University of Auckland, where she gained summer work experience with a multi-disciplined design consultancy. She is looking forward to developing and growing her civil engineering skills with the CivilPlan team

Mathew Husband is a graduate planner from the University of Otago.  There he gained a Master of Planning, with his thesis reporting on small town decline and development.  During his studies he worked alongside the Timaru District Council and the Christchurch City Council.  Growing up in Patumahoe, this local lad enjoys playing tennis, and is excited about the move back to Auckland to develop his skills as a planner.  He is a welcome addition to the CivilPlan team.

Clarks Beach Stage 1 Construction Underway
 
Ryan Pitkethley January 2018

 

Civil construction works have started on the first stage of Clarks Beach residential subdivision.  Works are programmed to be completed and titles issued in the second half of this year.  The development will enhance the neighbourhood with water sensitive design and a roading network that encourages low vehicle speeds.

 

New Member of the Engineering Team
Mike Smith June 2017

Snow Lin is a Civil Engineer with 4 years experience in residential and commercial land development for both urban and rural sites. She is familiar with the Resource Consent application preparation including site investigation, design, draughting, reporting, and document preparation. Her skill set includes Auto CAD and Civil3D, HEC-RAS and HEC-HMS, and Tremble Juno and ArcPad. She is motivated and keen to develop her skills and knowledge in a quality team environment.  

 

New Staff Members
 
Mike Smith March 2017
 
Some new additions to the team...

Matt Richards has recently graduated from The University of Auckland.  His summer work experience included operating plant and machinery with a civil contractor.  He is motivated and keen to grow in the civil industry - we are happy to support him in doing that.

Mubeen Mohammed is a Civil Engineer with 2 years experience in residential, commercial and terrace housing projects.  He is qualified with a BEngTech (Civil) and is a welcome addition to the CivilPlan team.

Rezoning - Redhills, Massey North
Emma Bayly February 2017
 

We were excited to receive advice that 600 ha of rural land at Redhills was rezoned through the Auckland Unitary Plan hearings process to provide for approximately 13,000 new homes along with a local centre, new schools and an integrated open space network. 

 

CivilPlan provided a lead planning role working with key landowners, a wide range of technical consultants and Council to achieve a comprehensive policy and rule framework for the Redhills Precinct to ensure that development of the land achieves a quality urban environment.  

 

CivilPlan is now providing planning services to key landowners to progress subdivision and development of their land within the Precinct.  CivilPlan is also assisting landowners to negotiate infrastructure funding mechanisms and agreements with key infrastructure providers and Council Controlled Organisations.

Rezoning and Residential Subdivision - Clarks Beach
Ryan Pitkethley October 2016
 

Approximately 50 ha of land at Clarks Beach adjacent to the existing township was zoned Future Urban in the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan, and was identified as a Special Housing Area. 

CivilPlan Consultants prepared the Stormwater Management Plan to support a Plan Variation for the SHA land.  The Plan Variation was approved on 16 September 2016, providing for primarily residential development (approximately 700 households) with a neighbourhood centre. 

CivilPlan also provided planning and engineering services to design and prepare a resource consent application for the first stage of subdivision in the Plan Variation area, which has also been granted.  

 

The immense team effort used to deliver these milestones on time was greatly appreciated by our Client.

CivilPlan Growth
Ryan Pitkethley September 2016
 

CivilPlan is still growing!  

David Holland is a new engineering graduate of The University of Auckland.  Whilst studying at university he became familiar with engineering profession with summer work.  He is keen to learn, and is doing so through a series of progressively more difficult projects with CivilPlan.

Flat Bush Re-Zoning Approved
Renee Fraser-Smith March 2016
 

In February 2016 the rezoning of 200 hectares of land at Flat Bush was approved to facilitate urban residential development under the Housing Accords and Special Housing Area Act. 

 

The Plan Variation sought to rezone the balance of Flat Bush (Stage 3) from Future Urban to; Mixed Housing Suburban, Mixed Housing Urban and Neighbourhood Centre zones.  Overall, it is anticipated that approximately 2,500 dwellings can be accommodated in the area. Qualifying Development applications were also sought and granted concurrently with the Plan Variation.

 

The positive decisions have been the result of hard work put in by our planning team working in collaboration with industry partners to obtain the rezoning and resource consents under the Special Housing Area legislation.   

Park Estate, Hingaia Re-Zoning Approved
Russell Baikie April 2016
 

In March 2016 the rezoning of approximately 175 hectares of land at Hingaia (South) was approved to facilitate urban residential development under the Housing Accords and Special Housing Area Act.

 

Approximately 100 hectares of the land is held by CivilPlan clients, and has been rezoned from Future Urban to: Mixed Housing Suburban, Mixed Housing Urban and Neighbourhood Centre zones. Our planning team were instrumental in the re-zoning approval.

 

Overall, it is anticipated that approximately 1,500 dwellings can be accommodated in the area. 

Business North

Russell Baikie February 2016
 

CivilPlan has been published in the February edition of Business North!

 

Check out the link below to read more details - we are featured on page 11.

 

Business North - February 2016