Planning Services

New Zealand is a unique and special place, and we want to look after it. Our multi-disciplinary team has experience in the public and private sectors, so we can help clients with a range of planning services. 

Project success is supported by effective policy and planning. Understanding the planning environment and legislative framework is part of our core business.

We are outcomes focused and take the pain out of planning. We have experience in open space, community engagement, streamlined regulatory planning and project delivery. We understand the delicate balance required to navigate the project cycle and how to bring competing needs of a project together. We offer our clients the best value for money.

You can rely on us for:

  • Environmental planning
  • Reserves Act management plans
  • Strategic plans, feasibility studies and business cases
  • Landscape design and concept planning
  • Resource Management Act policy development and review
  • Community engagement
I would like to thank Karen and the team at Graymatter, for and outstanding job delivering the new roundabout at Hanlin Road. The project was very high profile, as it was outside the National Velodrome and St Peter’s School in Cambridge. Graymatter were involved from the beginning with project planning, and other activities needed to get funding approval. Graymatter led project and stakeholder workshops, and completed a comprehensive business case for the works. Graymatter also led investigations and completed the design work and contract documentation, and well as project supervision, and MSQA. Throughout the process the Graymatter team acted professionally and ensured tough questions were not avoided, and overall our stakeholders and partners enjoyed the positive collaborative honest and friendly approach taken. The end result is one the community is proud of, and looking at the project I can see many areas, where the inputs led by Karen and the team made a difference and ensured that value was added. Additional cyclepaths and bus access was able to be incorporated into the design. Karen also managed to keep all the parties working towards common agreed goals. The construction also was disrupted by COVID shutdown and Karen kept the project construction moving forward, and ensured that the all parties managed their own risks positively and colaboratively.   I would have no hesitation in recommending the Graymatter team for other works.
Paul Strange Asset Management team leader-Transportation
WAIPA DISTRICT COUNCIL