Te Pātaka-o-Rākaihautū/Banks Peninsula is a unique and distinct geographical feature within the footprint of Aotearoa/New Zealand, and it contains a wide variety of landscapes, ecosystems and people. For many people it is the tūrangawaewae of their whanau; for others it is the basis of their economic livelihood; and for city dwellers it is a huge back yard to explore and enjoy. For many species it is also a place where they have a tenuous hold on existence. Looking after this place therefore requires wisdom and understanding in order to balance the many differing priorities.
For many years, the team at Fox & Associates have been engaging with Banks Peninsula owners and land managers to help them look after their greatest asset, their land. We understand the context described above and the need to hold competing priorities in tension as we chart a pathway through the bureaucracy that controls activities on the land. We also have the staff, equipment and technology available to competently work in what can be a challenging physical environment.
We have been putting our skill set to good use on some recent projects on Banks Peninsula. Examples of this include helping our clients wanting to establish new dwellings on their rural properties. We use our drones to measure the shape of the land so that we can assist the architect in the design and location of the new home, as well as calculating the design of the driveway and the volumes of earthworks involved. We have been successful in obtaining the associated resource consents, ensuring that all the non-compliances have been identified and addressed so there are no surprises further down the track. We work in with other professionals to ensure that each new home and location is sensitive to the landscape, geotechnically sound and easily serviced – and ultimately a fantastic place to live!
We are also proud of our support of the Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust, providing land title and surveying advice to their staff and undertaking the conservation covenant surveys of areas of land to be legally protected in perpetuity. We fully support the aims of the Trust to improve the biodiversity, landscape and special character of Banks Peninsula as articulated in their 2050_Ecological_Vision. We enjoy meeting the landowners connected to the Trust and getting a glimpse of their unique part of the world through their eyes.
If you are looking for a trusted advisor to help with your next project on Banks Peninsula, then please get in touch for a chat.