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Barker and Associates

Barker & Associates is New Zealand’s largest specialist planning consultancy, with over 20 planning and urban design professionals. Based in Auckland, we operate throughout the country and have offices in Whangarei, Napier and Christchurch. Lead by three directors Karl Cook, Nick Roberts and Matt Norwell and a principal Gerard Thompson, the firm has a vast range and depth of experience in often large, very complex and high-profile projects throughout urban and rural New Zealand. We have detailed knowledge of the planning context, statutory processes and organisational structures within which projects take place.

Since its establishment in 1997 the B&A team has developed extensive relationships with key individuals and organisations that influence strategic and consenting planning processes that affect the property industry. We recognise the essential importance of the contribution made by all of those involved in the property industry and B&A specialises in harnessing that collective resource. Our approach to strategic and consenting projects alike is to gain a detailed understanding of the client and development requirements, analyse both the directly applicable planning framework and wider strategic context, and establish and implement a tailored plan. B&A prides itself on the passion of our staff and the value we add to our clients’ endeavours, and by extension the economy and environment.  

Our link to the Trust

Barker & Associates is proud to be the first specialist planning consultancy to join the Keystone trust sponsor family. The planning process plays a key role in the property industry. With B&A at the forefront of so many high profile projects, policies and plans we have welcomed the opportunity to contribute to the development of those who represent the future of the industry. 

Contact details

Barker and Associates
Level 4, South British Insurance Co Building ,
3-13 Shortland Street,,

Ph 09 375 0900