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Making ideas a reality


With a focus on land development and subdivision the Planners at Axis are involved in a variety of land development and construction projects from the simple to the complex. 

Able to assist with individual development aspirations through resource consent applications, and longer term strategic policy planning, we provide a full suite of resource management services.

Our extensive experience includes land developers, industry, local authorities and central government.  So whether it’s a bulk in location infringement on a residential site, or a larger scale residential or commercial development we can assist in navigating the resource consent application and local authority plan process at district and regional levels.

From dwellings to cleanfills, and everything in between we’ve got the planning expertise to achieve successful outcomes.
We offer:

  • Resource Consent Application Preparation for landuse, land disturbance, discharges to air and water, and for works in the coastal marine area.
  • Plan Provisions Research and Analysis.
  • Environmental Effects Assessment.
  • Submissions to resource consent applications and to local, regional and national policy, strategy and plans.
  • Local, Regional and National Policy and Strategy, Review and Analysis.
  • Variations and plan changes.
  • Expert Evidence.

From urban to rural developments, city to coast, our land use and regional planners can advise and assist in all aspects of resource management planning.

Making ideas a reality

 Creating practical solutions to service urban & rural developments

Creating practical solutions to service
urban & rural developments


Our engineering team work with our clients to provide expert advice with cost effective and practical results. Sustainable solutions are at the heart of what we do. Our engineers are experienced in all phases of civil engineering from preliminary advice through to consenting, design and project execution.

Our expertise includes:

Engineering Advice

  • Pre-purchase advice and due diligence
  • Engineering feasibility studies
  • Cost estimation and budgeting

Engineering Design

  • Master planning
  • Stormwater, detention tanks, wastewater and water supply design
  • Stormwater and wastewater discharge consents and engineering approvals
  • Earthworks modelling and cut/fill balancing
  • Road and driveway geometric and pavement design
  • Low impact design and sustainable engineering

Industrial and Trade Activities

  • Stormwater treatment design
  • Industry and Trade Activity (ITA) consents
  • Emergency management and environmental management plans
  • Trade waste consents
  • Wastewater/trade waste treatment design
  • Site auditing and waste reduction initiatives

Flooding and Coastal Hazards

  • Flood reports and overland flowpath assessments
  • Coastal hazard reports and mitigation option analysis

Handling projects from conception to completion

Project Management

We provide a full project management service with bespoke options to suit client requirements.  


We can manage individual components or the entire land development project.  Our creative, methodical and resourceful personnel provide effective and efficient project management of big and small projects no matter what stage of the process.

Handling projects from conception to completion

 Scoping viable & practical land use options

Scoping viable & practical land use options



Site investigations and scoping of development options.

Tell us where your land is and we can undertake site investigations and scope realistic development options based on surveying, planning and engineering constraints having regard to local authority rules and regulations.


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