Kudos for Boffa Miskell's planners
Boffa Miskell planners from across the country were well represented at the NZPI Conference in Tauranga.
The company sponsored the Welcome Reception, and Matt Allott from the Tauranga office chaired the Emerging Planners Congress.
Boffa Miskell planners also played a role in two of the awarded projects.
The New Plymouth District Council’s Draft Digital District Plan – developed with technology partner Isovist – won both the award for Best Practice District/ Regional Planning Guidance and the NZPI’s supreme award, the Nancy Northcroft Award.
Boffa Miskell provided content, data assessment and project management services to the New Plymouth District Plan Team across numerous topics including earthworks, subdivision, outstanding natural landscapes and features, waterbodies, notable trees, hazardous substances, network utilities, noise and lighting, public access, signs and contaminated land.
District Planning lead Juliet Johnson says, “Hamish Wesney and the rest of the Boffa Miskell team played a significant role in helping us deliver the content for this Digital District Plan, and the response by local residents has been very positive. Being awarded by the NZPI is fantastic recognition for everyone who contributed to the project.”
The John Mawson Award of Merit was presented to Associate Professor Caroline Miller (Massey University) and Dr. Lee Beattie (University of Auckland) for their book “Planning Practice in New Zealand”.
The book is the first to provide a comprehensive discussion of the practical issues and challenges faced in the application of planning law in New Zealand. Greg Vossler and Robert Schofield contributed a chapter about the requirements for establishing designations and heritage orders under the Resource Management Act.
Earlier in the month, Auckland-based planner Julie Bevan was presented with the NZPI Distinguished Service Award in recognition of her role as a leader within the organisation, and her significant contributions to the planning profession.
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4 April 2018