Professional Service and Supreme Award Winners 2019 - Wellington Region Business Award

To give your project the greatest chance of success, leverage our excellent working relationships with Councils throughout the Wellington region.

Cuttriss Consultants have an experienced team of resource management planners to assist you.


Our Planning services include:


Preparing resource consent applications


Plan changes and rezoning






Policy work


Processing resource consents for Councils

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Kevin Alkema

Cuttriss have been providing planning, civil engineering and surveying services for our Aotea subdivision over the last eight years. During this time we have developed some 250 high quality sections over six stages. We have built a great relationship with the Cuttriss team and are very happy with the efficient and professional services they provide us

Experts in planning and resource management

Our experienced planners have the expertise to successfully navigate council consent processes, to give your project the greatest chance of success.
We have long-standing, excellent working relationships with all Councils in the Wellington region. This means we understand what Councils need, so we can get it right the first time – saving you time and money.
See examples of our work in the Portfolio section, and find out what our clients say about our work in the Testimonials section.
We thoroughly understand council processes and requirements, including:

  • what information is needed in resource consent applications
  • how to get applications efficiently through the council process
  • a strong working knowledge of all district plans in the Wellington region
  • the latest Resource Management Act (RMA) requirements and changes.

Some of our work

Our planning services:

We’ve got extensive experience in a wide range of planning services, from basic resource consents, through to complex consents and plan changes.

Resource consent applications
We can prepare your resource consent application, and manage the process through council. Our services include:

  • pre-application evaluations
  • preparing resource consent applications
  • assessments of effects
  • expert planning evidence.

Our planners are also experienced in giving evidence in council hearings and in the Environment Court.

Plan changes and rezoning
We’re experienced in preparing applications to change the planning provisions for a site, and to rezone land. We can evaluate the options for your site, then project-manage and complete the plan change process for you.

Plan changes and rezoning land can improve the certainty for a development, and can reduce the need to apply for resource consents in future.

Policy work and resource consent processing for Councils
Our policy work has been recognised for its quality, robustness and assurance that it meets statutory requirements. As a result, we’re now a preferred supplier of policy advice for a number of clients, including some local councils in the Wellington region.
Natural hazards and climate change planning and policy
We have expertise in planning and policy work in:

  • natural hazards – such as earthquakes, tsunami and landslips
  • climate change policy.

In particular, we have been involved in developing national best-practice guidelines for reducing the risks and consequences of earthquakes, tsunami and landslips, with GNS Science.

We can help prepare your submission to council, if you are affected by a resource consent application, plan change, designation, or plan/policy statement review.

We can help:

  • identify the key issues affecting you
  • prepare a written submission
  • present expert evidence on your behalf, at local council hearings and/or the Environment Court.

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