Anita Collie

Anita has over 13 years’ planning experience, having worked for regional and central government authorities in resource consent processing and project management. Anita is experienced in all facets of district and regional resource consent planning and processing, including appearing as an expert witness for consent applicants, submitters and local authorities.

Anita’s approach is helpful and precise, maintained through prompt and clear communication, and enhanced by her meticulous and direct style.

Email: [email protected]

Cell: 021 568 335

Juliette Lovett

Juliette has over nine years of experience with particular expertise in urban planning. She is a results-driven planner with experience in local government and the private sector, having worked across various planning systems in New Zealand, Melbourne, and London.

Juliette values strong working relationships, adding value to her clients and their projects.

Email:  [email protected]

Mobile: 022 5489 404


Sam Kealey

Sam has over seven years of experience, having worked in Auckland and North Canterbury for local government authorities in resource consent processing and project management. She has particular experience in subdivision, land use and large commercial projects whilst also providing evidence in a number of hearing processes and processing plan changes. Sam’s approach towards all relationships is clear, collaborative, precise and proactive enhanced through a solution focused approach for the client.

Email: [email protected]
Cell: 021 057 3762

Paula Jepsen

Paula manages all administration, financial, marketing and management aspects of Town Planning Group. She is often the first point of contact for clients, and is friendly, approachable, and an excellent communicator assisting the team and our projects to operate efficiently and effectively.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 0800 224470

Hannah Staines

Hannah has a diverse professional background, including experience in international development, social work, and four years in policy planning both in local government and consultancy. These roles have enhanced her ability to listen actively and communicate effectively. With a strong understanding of community needs, she brings empathy and strategic thinking to her work at Town Planning Group. Hannah is adept at engaging with stakeholders and is committed to finding practical, sustainable solutions for clients across New Zealand.

Email: [email protected]

Cell: 027 280 8248 

James Ling

James is an accomplished planner with a wealth of experience specialising in the regional planning space having worked on a diverse set of projects, from small-scale residential developments to complex industrial land ventures and regionally significant initiatives. In addition to effectively presenting evidence at hearings, they are able to adeptly convey their insights in written form, ensuring informed decision-making is achieved at all levels. Having also contributed to policy work in the UK, they bring a global perspective to their role. James prides himself on cultivating strong relationships with clients and stakeholders alike, recognising that transparency and collaboration are essential for successful planning outcomes.

Email: [email protected]

Cell: 021 781 856