Resource Consents and Feasibility Studies

As experienced RMA practitioners, Incite are proficient in obtaining resource consents for a wide range of projects of any scale, from an addition or alteration to an existing house, multi-housing developments through to the redevelopment of community facilities. Incite has assisted a number of clients with obtaining resource consents for projects ranging from residential and commercial developments, a boutique wedding venue, radio communication sites for Police and Orion, LPG storage and use for OnGas and social housing developments for Kainga Ora.  We are experienced in addressing the actual and potential effects of such developments, and succinctly addressing these effects in resource consent applications.

Incite can also assist with site feasibility studies, which involves understanding and assessing the current conditions of a site and helping to determine if a site is suitable for a particular project under the relevant planning framework.

We have a network of professionals that we work closely with to ensure resource consent applications are as robust as possible prior to lodgement with Councils (including architects, engineers, traffic experts, landscape architects and urban designers). Incite are also experienced in residential and commercial subdivisions, and the RMA processes necessary to achieve resource consent for such proposals.

Service Station and Truck Fuelling Facilities

Incite has extensive experience in resource consenting of new service stations and truck stops and environmental upgrades of such facilities throughout New Zealand. This includes obtaining resource consents associated with stormwater discharges, site dewatering, excavations and removal of contaminated soil. This also involves project management of technical inputs from traffic and noise specialists and civil, soil and groundwater consultants.

Outdoor Media

Incite is the principal supplier of planning services nationwide for a major New Zealand and Australian outdoor media company. Projects involve a range of static and digital variable message outdoor billboard sites. This has included a number of premium digital ‘super sites’ in high profile inner-city locations.

Public Buildings and Recreational Facilities

Incite has provided planning services for the consenting of the redevelopment of existing community centres post the Canterbury earthquakes. This has involved consents associated with historically contaminated land and stormwater discharges, as well as project management of technical inputs from traffic engineers and noise consultants. Incite has also been involved with notices of requirement for dog parks, sporting fields and associated indoor stadiums/club rooms.

Resource Consent Processing

Incite’s team has a broad range of experience in providing assistance to regional and district councils in processing resource consents applications.  This includes assisting with the general processing of consents when there is an overflow or internal staff shortage, processing consents where the council is the applicant, or processing more complex or challenging consents.

Given our expertise in consenting and RMA processes, we are able to efficiently manage joint applications to both the regional and district councils and act as an expert planning witness for any appeals. Recently, we have undertaken consent processing for Environment Canterbury, Environment Southland, Waimakariri and Hurunui District Councils.