Avanzar Consulting is a multidisciplinary, professional services consultancy firm, focusing on the disciplines of Civil and Transport Engineering and Resource Management Planning.

Based in Canterbury, with offices in Christchurch and Timaru, we carry out work for a range of private clients, including both large clients and first time developers who may be unfamiliar with the process, as well as local authority and government departments in New Zealand and the Pacific.

We treat all our clients with respect, and understand the importance of each and every project, large or small, to our clients.

We take a practical approach to your project, and provide personalised and timely service. We provide advice aimed to ensure that you get the best value from your investment and a result that meets your expectations.

We work closely with our clients and prefer to take a collaborative team approach to each project. From concept, through to design, consenting and construction, we ensure that the best decision for our client is made at each step.

Our range of expertise makes us ideally placed to oversee the design and consenting processes necessary to carry out land development.

Avanzar Consulting staff prefer to customise their approach to every project. We are committed to ensuring that your project, whatever its scale, will proceed in an organised, timely manner, with personalised attention from our senior staff.

We offer planning advice and support to members of the public, and are available to attend meetings at Council with you, with regard to any planning issues, large or small.

Avanzar Consulting should therefore be your choice of consultant for all land development or traffic engineering/infrastructure projects, large or small.

In addition to our specialist fields, Avanzar Consulting has cultivated a number of associations with other large and small companies that will provide specialist input into a development project. Where additional expertise or manpower is needed, our excellent relationships with complementary companies will ensure a streamlined and efficient process.

Key Staff

Antoni Facey — BE(Civil), CMEngNZ

Antoni is a Civil, Traffic and Transport Engineer with some 34 years of experience providing traffic and transportation expertise to private, corporate and government clients throughout New Zealand, Australia and in the Pacific. He is able to prepare innovative design solutions for both large and small transport infrastructure projects.

He is an expert in road safety analysis and audits of transport infrastructure and carries out crash and benefit cost analysis using full and simplified PEM methods. He is available to provide temporary traffic management auditing, intersection analysis and design, speed limit assessment, design and maintenance strategies. He is experienced at managing successful projects of many types.

He is also an expert in traffic effects assessments, intersection modelling for land use applications, subdivision applications and plan changes, and is available to act as an expert witness.

Mary Clay — MApplSc (Environmental Management), BSc (Geography), FRGS

Mary Clay is a Principal Planner with over 20 years of experience working in the planning field, at Councils and multidisciplinary consultancies both in New Zealand and in the UK. She has recently been involved in the preparation and success of several large plan private plan changes in the Canterbury Region and also in the preparation of large and complex land use and subdivision resource consent applications.

She has extensive experience in statutory and environmental planning and her knowledge of the complexities of land development enables her to give sound and sensible advice that is crucial to the success of a development project. This coupled with her scientific background and communication skills make her an excellent member of any project team.

Jillian Frater - BSc (Bio), Dip Tchg, MAppSc (Res Mgt), PhD

Jillian Frater is a Senior Planner with over 20 years’ experience. She has worked in local government, central government and as a consultant, both as a sole practitioner and for private consultancies in New Zealand. This work has included the preparation and assessment of resource consent applications, preparation of Plan changes and District Plans, and the completion of non-statutory reports. Large scale projects she has been involved in include the Horncastle Arena, Pioneer Pool and QEII pool redevelopments.

She has extensive analysis and research skills due to her recent post-doctoral studies in Geography where she considered the factors that influence adolescents’ decisions to cycle to school. As a consequence, she has a strong interest in transport planning. She is actively involved in her local community of Lyttelton and has taught for several years at Lincoln University. She has a science background in biology and zoology.

Jen Orange – MEnv&Sust, BA (Geography), BCom

Jen Orange is a Senior Planner with 10 years’ experience in Resource Management and Environmental Planning. She is skilled in providing planning advice and preparing assessments of environmental effects and resource consent applications, submissions and evidence for hearings.  Jen has experience working in multidisciplinary teams on projects across a range of sectors and scales including subdivisions, residential, commercial, industrial, transport, education and recreation developments.

Jen also has strong skills in strategic research and environmental analysis, having worked in strategic planning for the Singapore government’s Urban Redevelopment Authority, and as an environmental planner for local government and sustainability consultant in Melbourne, Australia.

We are happy to meet with you initially on an obligation free basis, to see how we can help you advance your ideas into reality.

Contact either Antoni or Mary to discuss your ideas further.