Traffic planning and policy

ViaStrada staff appeared at a Ashburton District Council hearing for a 45 child pre-school on an existing residential property in suburban Ashburton. ViaStrada staff provided expert planning and traffic planning evidence to an Independent Commissioner, who subsequently issued Resource Consent in October 2008.

As former environmental policy manager of Nelson City Council and a former consultant processing water abstraction applications for Environment Canterbury, Tony Quickfall is competent in both regional and district planning processes.

Resource consent has been granted for a complex application at Nelson’s Gardens of the World, involving a crematorium, memorial gardens and kiosk. 

Tony Quickfall has been involved in a number of retail projects, including successfully obtaining consents for a cluster of high end retail shops in central Nelson:

- Para Rubber;
- Romanos Fruit and Vegetables;
- Pets n All; and
- Fashion Island.

Tony Quickfall's expertise in policy analysis complements the ViaStrada team. Significant policy projects led by Tony include:

- Nelson Urban Growth Strategy;
- Nelson Heritage Strategy;
- Nelson Regional Land Transport Strategy;
- Marlborough Regional Land Transport Strategy; and
- Marlborough Workers Accommodation Issues and Options Paper.

    Tony Quickfall has developed a good understanding of iwi requirements in planning processes, having been involved in a number of development projects for Ngai Tahu in Christchurch (e.g the former army barracks redevelopment).  Tony’s consultation process with Iwi for the Kaikoura District Plan was promoted by iwi as best practice, and is noted on the Ministry for the Environment website as an example of best practice.

    Tony Quickfall has successfully obtained resource consents for a number of projects in Kaikoura, including a 22 lot residential subdivision, motel extension, and a concrete plant combined with a landscape supplies business.

    Tony Quickfall recently secured approval for a new Air New Zealand servicing hanger to be located at Nelson Airport.

    Tony Quickfall currently has a number of appeals under way as planning expert for Marlborough District Council.

    Nelson’s Largest development.  Tony Quickfall is the planning advisor to Marsden Park, where a 600 lot mixed use subdivision and new commercial area is proposed for Marsden Valley, Nelson.  Not just another subdivision, this project involves leading edge urban design, a network of walking and cycle links, and extensive landscaping.