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Scrap the bus timetable: is on demand public transport the way of the future?

For the first time in New Zealand, on demand public transport will be trialed in Timaru next year as a replacement for existing public bus routes. But what exactly does “on demand” public transport look like? Timaru, like many cities across New Zealand and globally, has struggled to maintain patronage and as a result, financial […]

Naval Point Redevelopment

As stated in the headline in the Christchurch Press, “Redevelopment plans for Lyttelton’s Naval Point are finally being considered”. As a local resident I would definitely agree with the inclusion of the word “finally”, particularly when you consider that the previous marina was destroyed by a storm in 2000! The Council is asking for submissions […]

Business in the ‘burbs

Are you planning to open a business in a residential area, or to run a business from home? Make sure you’re aware of the resource consent requirements for your operations. City and district plans traditionally set out specific zones for commercial activities and others for residential use. However, some small businesses choose to operate in […]

The Future of Akaroa Wharf

The quaint French influenced town of Akaroa holds a special place in the hearts of many.  The iconic Akaroa wharf is nearing the end of its useful life, and the Council is keen to hear your feedback on its future. Let them know what’s important to you, what you think works on the current wharf, […]

Buying a property? Know your property’s potential!

When you are buying a property, its important, whether or not you are buying for solely investment purposes, to understand what the potential for development for that property is.  Its also important to understand what forms of development may be allowed on neighbouring properties, and how future neighbouring development might affect you. Understanding planning implications […]

Are you a Hurunui District resident or ratepayer?

If so, then you might have received notice from Environment Canterbury about Plan Change 1 to the Hurunui and Waiau River Regional Plan.    The Hurunui and Waiau River Regional Plan currently requires all farms where nutrient losses have increased by more than 10% since 2013 to apply for a resource consent.  Dryland farms (those […]

Welcome to our Blog

Avanzar Consulting is a boutique resource management planning and traffic engineering consultancy with staff in Christchurch and Timaru.    Welcome to our blog, where we plan to post interesting information relating to the planning and traffic engineering fields, as well as a bit more about us and what we do. We’ve love to hear your […]