Effects Management and Offset Design
The effects management hierarchy and design of effects management programmes lies at the heart of the NZ’s environmental legislation.
Projects that have unavoidable impacts on ecological values risk consent decline unless consideration for mitigation or redress is provided. We have worked in this space for many years, and have helped write national guidance on the subject. We regularly provide advice to Hearings and Court cases on these matters. We are sought out by developers, planners, lawyers, and project managers to provide advice on how to manage unavoidable adverse effects (impacts) for projects.
Because we work across sectors and in conjunction with leading planners and lawyers, we bring the latest understanding and experience with effects management to your project.
That understanding can have a profound positive effect on a project; it can identify key risks for a client’s project team before an application is lodged. It can also identify key risk or cost areas if a consent is granted, and which should ideally be part of a risk and cost analysis prior to lodgement.