Craig Batchelar
Planner, Partner

Contact details:

Tel: +64 7 571 5511


Bachelor of Regional Planning (Hons 1st), Massey University

Advanced Executive Programme, NZ Institute of Management


Member, NZ Planning Institute

Associate, NZ Institute of Management

Member, Resource Management Law Association

About Craig

Craig has played a key role in major planning and development projects relating to urban development. His experience spans community, residential and business development issues. Craig has had advisory roles in urban growth strategies in the Bay of Plenty, Waikato, Hawke’s Bay and Canterbury Regions.

Extensive experience lies in both policy development and implementation under the Resource Management Act, the Local Government Act and other planning legislation. He has a special interest in infrastructure planning and funding, including development contributions.

An experienced expert witness, Craig has presented evidence at the Environment Court on many occasions during his career, most recently in relation to coastal hazard management policy, industrial land zoning, medium density housing development proposals, and natural hazard management.

A selection of Craig's projects

Te Reti Neighbourhood Centre >

Matata regeneration Project >

Wairakei Stream Landscape Concept Plan >

Tauriko Business Estate Private Plan Change >