Planning made simple

Magee Planning is a specialist planning (or ‘resource management’) consultancy providing services to a wide range of people, businesses, organisations, community groups, and also the public sector.

My goal is to forge and maintain long term relationships with clients by providing sound planning advice, personal reliable service, and highly professional documentation. I can assist with resource consent applications, re-zoning applications, existing use rights applications, consultation, submissions and expert evidence. I can also assess and provide advice on development proposals that may affect you.

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About Me

Craig Magee 1I am the owner/principal of Magee Planning. I have over 20 years of experience working both within Councils and as a private consultant. This experience includes consent acquisition (from a variety of Councils), consent processing (on behalf of Councils), feasibility assessments, assessments and advice for clients who may be affected by development, project management, consultation, appeal work, and policy development. I also provide general planning advice unrelated to specific projects.

I am qualified with a Bachelor of Planning (with Honours) from the University of Auckland, and I’m a full member of both the New Zealand Planning Institute and Resource Management Law Association.

I have been involved in successful projects involving residential development of all shapes and sizes, mixed use development, a wide range of commercial development (from factories, childcare centres, to retail), infrastructure, subdivision, events, community facilities, and the protection and development of heritage buildings.

Over the years I have provided expert evidence at the Environment Court, prepared affidavits for High Court proceedings, and represented clients at dozens of local Council hearings. Recently I represented Mt Albert and Mt Eden community groups at a number of Auckland Unitary Plan hearings.

My number one goal is to make the planning process as simple as possible for my clients. The main way I do this is by reducing costs, delays, and uncertainties and by working closely with an established network of trusted professional specialists. Considerable experience working in and with Council enables me to use my knowledge of key people and processes to your advantage. Through this I aim to balance client needs with Council expectations. I will also be up-front with you and explain what I am doing on your behalf.

WHY CHOOSE MAGEE PLANNING?

  • PERSONAL AND FRIENDLY SERVICE

  • EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE OF PROCESSES

  • ESTABLISHED RELATIONSHIPS WITH KEY PEOPLE

  • ATTENTION TO DETAIL

  • SERVICES DELIVERED ON TIME AND ON BUDGET

SERVICES WE PROVIDE

GENERAL ADVICE

If you are thinking about developing your property, start a business activity, are looking to buy, or simply want to know what the planning rules are.

RESOURCE CONSENT

Preparation of all manner of resource consent applications, and representation (at Council hearings) on applications and proposed plans.

SUBMISSIONS AND EVIDENCE

Preparation of submissions and expert planning evidence.

PLAN CHANGES

Preparing and lodging district and regional plan changes, and submissions on plan changes.

EXPERT EVIDENCE

Preparation and presentation of expert evidence at Council hearings and at the Environment Court.

PRE-APPLICATION PROCESS

Arrangement and attendance at Council pre-application meetings.

EXISTING USE

Research and assessments relating to establishing existing use rights.

AFFIDAVITS

Preparation of planning affidavits for the High Court (e.g. judicial reviews).

PEER REVIEW

Review of planning reports and other consent documentation.

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