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  • Welcome.

    THERE WAS A TIME a straight line was the shortest distance between two points. Not today. Today, when decisions on major projects are being made, New Zealanders expect more.

     

    TIME AND MONEY are no longer the sole considerations. No longer is it enough to merely mitigate environmental, sensory, social and cultural impacts. Today, New Zealanders are asking: what other outcomes that we value make this project worthwhile?

     

    AT WAYFINDER, we help those planning significant projects anticipate sensitivities and contemplate possibilities. It’s by bringing a different perspective at the outset that we speed up and reduce the cost of the planning, consenting and delivery.

     

    WAYFINDER. We’re the shortest distance between two points.

  • Our projects.

    We work with a wide variety of infrastructure and recreation providers, including Councils, Government Agencies and Private Corporations, either directly or as sub-consultants to Engineering or Planning firms. Below is a selection of some of our favourite projects. Click on the images to link through to our client's information websites.

    southern corridor improvements

    Through Aurecon Group for the NZ Transport Agency

    We're the Principal Urban and Landscape Design Advisors for the Transport Agency during the construction phase of this significant motorway project in Auckland.

    sh16 / sh18

    Through Aurecon Group for the NZ Transport Agency

    We're the Principal Urban and Landscape Design Advisors for the Transport Agency during the planning and consenting phase of several projects across these two important northwest transport corridors.

    20 connect

    Through Aurecon Group for the NZ Transport Agency

    We're the Principal Urban and Landscape Design Advisors for the Transport Agency in the assessment, design and consenting for the longer term improvements of transport access to Auckland International Airport.

    hawke's bay rivers

    For Hawke's Bay Regional Council

    We've been helping the Council recognise the recreational and amenity value of the key Hawke's Bay Rivers, and help their longer term improvement for public use.

    HAWKE'S BAY REGIONAL PARKS

    For Hawke's Bay Regional Council

    After assisting with the development of the Regional Parks Network Plan, we've been helping the Council with long term amenity and recreational improvements throughout all their Regional Parks.

    VICTORIA ESPLANADE

    For Palmerston North City Council

    We've been leading the development of a masterplan for Victoria Esplanade, Palmerston North's largest and most visited park. We're championing a values based approach that encourages long term outcomes to be realised.

    spark 4g

    For Spark

    We're helping Spark grow their 4G network to improve remote connectivity by helping to assess sensitive landscape locations and consider methods to avoid and mitigate potential effects.

    waverley wind farm

    For South Taranaki District Council

    Shannon was appointed as an independent commissioner to hear and decide a resource consent application for the proposed Waverley Wind Farm in South Taranaki.

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  • About Us.

    Our office is located in the heart of Hawke's Bay's apple growing landscape, but we work on projects nationwide. We can come to where you need us, when you need us, and we use digital platforms to collaborate across client teams.

    shannon bray

    principal/director

    b.for.sc. b.l.a.(hons)

    Shannon has worked on a wide variety of masterplanning, urban design and environmental projects throughout New Zealand. He specialises in evaluating landscape and visual effects, and providing strategic development advice across interdisciplinary teams.

     

    He is an experienced and recognised expert witness, and has presented evidence before Councils, Environment Court and Boards of Inquiry. He is available as an independent RMA Commissioner.

     

    Shannon is a Registered Member of the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects, having served as their immediate past president.

    lizzie burn

    landscape architect

    B.A.S. (Lasc arch)

    Lizzie graduated with a Bachelor of Architectural Studies in Landscape Architecture from Victoria University in 2016. She specialises in the development of strategic plans and visual representations, and the preparation of engaging documents.

     

    With a background in hospitality management, Lizzie is naturally drawn to people and skilled in listening. She is a conceptual thinker who is able to bring together ideas in a creative, holistic manner.

     

    Lizzie is an Associate Member of the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects, and is involved with various young professional groups locally.

    lizzie@wayfinder.nz

    027 346 6524

    MEGAN McBAIN

    REGISTERED landscape architect

    B.L.A. (HONS)

    Megan has been working as a landscape architect for 15 years. She specialises in conceptual and detailed design, with a particular focus on public open spaces across a wide range of scales.

     

    With a long history working on environmental enhancement projects, Megan has a passion for restoration projects, and for delivering community led initiatives through engagement.

     

    Megan is a Registered member of the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects, having served on the Executive Committee and as Treasurer.

     

    Megan is a mum to three young girls.

    megan@wayfinder.nz

    021 257 6695

    suzanne marryatt

    office manager

    Suzanne looks after all our accounts and invoicing, and makes sure we remember to complete our timesheets.

     

    suzanne@wayfinder.nz

    digger

    top dog

    Digger keeps us active with requests for lunchtime walks and constantly wanting us to open the door.

     

    digger@wayfinder.nz

  • contact us.

    100a Longlands road west

    rd5, hastings

    hawke's bay 4175

     

    info@wayfinder.nz

    027 451 6319