One of New Zealand’s leading and most established planning consultancies.

Haines Planning is a successful planning practice based in Auckland, New Zealand. Our Company is privately owned and was established just over 20 years ago by its Director, David Haines.

Prior to establishing Haines Planning, David Haines was the Senior Principal of a large multi-disciplinary consultancy and held senior posts in central and local government agencies. Our Company was formed in response to a clear need in the marketplace for a specialised planning practice comprising knowledgeable and experienced personnel, with a strong understanding of both commercial and environmental imperatives.

We work closely with our various institutional and private sector clients to understand their business needs and to seek ways of optimising their property portfolios through careful attention to project formulation. Our respected team of senior personnel all have local authority planning experience and are able to relate directly with officials on all levels of government in order to satisfactorily address relevant issues and achieve outcomes that are acceptable to applicants and consent authorities alike.

Our company is known for its strong commitment to professional standards, summarised as:

  • “Valued added” and results oriented planning
  • Highest standards of professional service
  • Clearly understanding client needs and identifying appropriate strategies / solutions
  • Independent, accurate advice
  • Environmental considerations included in project formulation

Our company’s reputation for consistently achieving results for its clients has been confirmed in an independent review, carried out by Ernst & Young. The company has a 100% success rate in obtaining RMA authorisations for numerous commercial development projects which we have project managed. Nearly all of the applications have been obtained without notification thereby avoiding protracted delays through the third party appeal system, which operates in New Zealand.