Transport planning and policy

ViaStrada provides a range of transport planning services, with a particular emphasis on safe and sustainable solutions. Some of our areas of expertise include:
  • School travel planning
  • Strategic business cases
  • Planning for walking and cycling networks
  • Transport legislation and regulations
  • Future transport trends and "mobility as a service"
  • Parking management
A selection of recent relevant projects is shown below:

ViaStrada staff prepared and lodged a resource consent application (which included noise and traffic assessments) on behalf of Wilkie Enterprises Ltd for a 26 child pre-school on an existing residential property in suburban Christchurch.

Auckland City Council (ACC) engaged ViaStrada to undertake a comprehensive cycling review for the "Learning Quarter", the campus area of the University of Auckland and the Auckland University of Technology (AUT), in the Auckland CBD.

ViaStrada staff prepared and lodged a resource consent application (which included noise and traffic assessments) on behalf of Annabel's Educare for a 75 child pre-school on an existing residential property in suburban Christchurch. ViaStrada also undertook consultation with the adjacent Avonhead Primary School to resolve traffic and safety concerns for their pupils. ViaStrada then provided expert evidence to a Council hearings panel, which subsequently issued Resource Consent in March 2009.

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.