Daniel Murray has 21 years’ professional experience in resource management planning, working across a wide variety of public and private sector projects including land transport, water resources, energy, mining, industry, and urban and rural development. His specialty is leading, managing and preparing Assessments of Effects on the Environment and providing expert evidence for complex and high-profile consenting processes.
Daniel has built an extensive track record in the infrastructure and natural resources sectors and has the knowledge and experience necessary to communicate and work effectively with technical experts and stakeholders in this area. As a project manager, Daniel regularly leads multi-disciplinary teams in project delivery, and undertakes all aspects of contract, budget and schedule management.
After joining Tonkin + Taylor in late 2016, Daniel was seconded to the North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery Alliance (NCTIR) as Planning Approvals Lead. He led an environmental team working to obtain dozens of resource consents, concessions, and other authorisations for the reconstruction and enhancement of State Highway 1, Main North Line, Inland Route, and Kaikoura Harbour following the November 2016 Hurunui-Kaikoura earthquakes. He has worked closely with NZTA and KiwiRail planners, consent authorities, stakeholders, and numerous specialists from construction, technical and design disciplines. The project was the recipient of the RMLA Project Award 2018 and received a Highly Commended for the NZPI Rodney Davies Project Award 2018.
In prior roles, Daniel has been the lead planner on several major consenting projects, including the reopening of Burwood Landfill to receive waste following the Christchurch earthquakes, Central Plains Water Enhancement Scheme, Milford Sound Flood Protection Scheme, Christchurch City Wastewater Overflows, and Waitaki Dam Repairs. Daniel regularly provides project feasibility and policy advice, and submissions and evidence to district and regional planning processes, for a number of clients across the infrastructure and natural resources sectors.