Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Canterbury and Auckland star in national planning awards

5 April, 2014

Canterbury and Auckland star in national planning awards

Canterbury and Auckland projects were the big winners at the 2014 New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI) Awards, presented in Queenstown tonight, with Canterbury sweeping five of the 11 awards and an Auckland planning consultancy picking up the Supreme Award.

The Gala Awards Dinner was the culmination of the NZPI’s national conference and recognised winners from Auckland, Wellington, Kapiti and Canterbury.

NZPI CEO Susan Houston says the awards celebrate the important role of the planning profession in the community and highlight the best of the best from around the country.

“Planners are grappling with some of the most complex issues facing our communities today and the winners have all triumphed in their areas of expertise and made a positive impact on New Zealand communities,” Ms Houston says.

Auckland’s Campbell Brown Planning Ltd won both the Nancy Northcroft Supreme Best Practice Award and the Best Practice Award for Excellence in Integrated Planning for its work on the Sunderland Hobsonville Point Development Plan. Judges described the project as demonstrating outstanding creativity and innovation in an example of best practice planning for a high quality urban environment.

Winning projects from Canterbury included the Christchurch Southern Motorway Stage 2, Environment Canterbury’s Land and Water Regional Plan and Selwyn District Council’s Rolleston Town Centre and Foster Recreation Park Masterplans.

Wellington Zoo’s Carbon Neutral Project, a world first for a zoo, and the Kapiti Water Supply project were also winners on the night.

The complete list of NZPI Awards winners is as follows.

Reginald Hammond Scholarship
Sebastian Clark (Auckland) for his mentoring role for Maori and Pacific Island planning students and his role as an international buddy for planning students through the Centre of Creative Arts.

Rodney Davis Project Award
Kapiti Coast District Council, Te Ati Awa ki Whakarongotai Water Working Group and CH2M Beca Ltd for the Kapiti Water Supply Project.

Lance Leikis Graduate Award
Claire Lindsay (Christchurch) for significant contribution to the profession of planning, including her dedication to forging relationships with other professional organisations and assisting students of planning at Lincoln University

Alfred O. Glasse Award
Sue Wells (Christchurch) for outstanding services to planning by a non-planner, in recognition of her 15 years as a Christchurch City Councillor working in planning related roles.

Wallace Ross Graduate Research Award
Dr Lee Beattie (Auckland) for his PhD thesis which addresses the fundamental and critical question of whether or not district plans are actually delivering their intended planning outcomes.

Best Practice Award for Excellence in Consultation and Participation Processes
GHD, Beca and the New Zealand Transport Agency for the Christchurch Southern Motorway Stage 2 project.

Best Practice Award for Excellence in Integrated Planning
Campbell Brown Planning Ltd for its work on the Sunderland Hobsonville Point Development Plan.

Best Practice Award for Excellence in Strategic Planning and Guidance
Selwyn District Council for the Rolleston Town Centre and Foster Recreation Park Masterplans.

Best Practice Award for Excellence in Non Statutory Planning
James Luty of Beca, supported by the Wellington Zoo Trust and EnviroMark Solutions, for the Wellington Zoo Carbon Neutral project.

Best Practice Award for Excellence in District and Regional Planning
Environment Canterbury for the Land and Water Regional Plan

Nancy Northcroft Supreme Best Practice Award
Campbell Brown Planning Ltd for its work on the Sunderland Hobsonville Point Development Plan.

New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI)
The NZPI is the voice of planning in New Zealand. It is the professional organisation representing this country’s planners, resource managers, urban designers, and environmental practitioners. Planners have a critical role in shaping New Zealand’s future by helping to develop solutions to key issues, such as population growth, infrastructure needs, pressure on natural resources and environments, demographic change and transport. For more information visit www.planning.org.nz.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Negotiations Fail: Christchurch Convention Centre Build To Proceed Without PCNZ

After protracted negotiations, the government has ditched the construction consortium it picked to build Christchurch's replacement convention centre, which it now anticipates delivering at least two years behind the original schedule. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha: Greenpeace Launches Legal Challenge Against $1b Dam Plan

Greenpeace NZ is launching a legal challenge against a controversial plan to build a dam that’s set to cost close to $1 billion and will pollute a region’s rivers. More>>

ALSO:

Inequality: Top 10% Of Housholds Have Half Of Total Net Worth

The average New Zealand household was worth $289,000 in the year to June 2015, Statistics New Zealand said today. However wealth was not evenly distributed, with the top 10 percent accounting for around half of total wealth. In contrast, the bottom 40 percent held 3 percent of total wealth. More>>

ALSO:

What Winter? Temperature Records Set For June 20-22

The days around the winter soltice produced a number of notably warm tempertaures. More>>

Conservation Deal: New Kākāpō Recovery Partnership Welcomed

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says the new kakapo recovery partnership between DOC and Meridian Energy is great news for efforts to save one of New Zealand’s most beloved birds. More>>

ALSO:

Tech Sector Report: Joyce Warns Asian Tech Investors View NZ As Hobbits And Food

Speaking in Wellington at the launch of a report showcasing the value of the technology sector to the New Zealand economy, Joyce said more had to be done to tell the country's technology stories overseas. More>>

ALSO:

Mediaglommeration: APN Gets OIO Approval For Demerger Plan

APN News & Media has received Overseas Investment Office approval for its plan to split out its NZME unit ahead of a potential merger with rival Fairfax Media's New Zealand operations. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news