REGISTRATIONS CLOSE - 9am, Wednesday 13th October 2021. For late registrations please email

Presented by Gina Sweetman

This course provides planners with an understanding of land development planning from a strategic to an on the ground level, and covers:

  • Legislative and NPSUD drivers for planning for growth
  • What else do you need to think about when planning for growth (so, infrastructure, funding, parks, social infrastructure, “qualifying matters”)
    - The economics of land development from a developers' perspective
  • Tools and techniques – structure plans, master plans, development areas, future urban zonings
    - What do these involve?
    - RPS and District Plan provisions
  • Understanding land tenure and subdivision
    - What is it, the process and different types of Subdivision
  • Dealing with Māori land

Policy planners will gain a better knowledge of the nuts and bolts of land development, helping to develop better planning frameworks, as well as how a RPS or District Plan fits within a wider framework. Consent planners will gain a better understanding of the strategic side of land development and growth and how they contribute to getting better outcomes.

Included will be case studies from around New Zealand

Presented by Gina Sweetman
Gina is an experienced planner with a wide range of experience, having worked for over 28 years in local and central government and currently private practice. She has a strong knowledge of all aspects of the RMA, with particular strengths in policy review and development, training, planning for Māori values, statutory planning and implementing best RMA practice into everyday practice.

Gina is also an experienced accredited Hearings Commissioner (Chairs endorsement), Government appointed Freshwater Commissioner and Development Contributions Commissioner and NZPI Distinguished Service Award recipient.

NOTE - If you are interested in attending a workshop please register early to ensure it goes ahead. Minimum numbers are required for a workshop to run. This generally ensures there is sufficient people to allow different experience and views to be part of the discussion within the course setting. Registration deadline is normally 2 - 3 weeks prior to the event. Thank you.

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