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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
REGISTERED landscape architect
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.