Jennifer Carvill is a Technical Director – Planning with over 20 years’ experience in planning and resource management in New Zealand. She is a full member of the New Zealand Planning Institute (MNZPI) and a member of the Resource Management Law Association (RMLA). With a broad range of experience in land use and regional planning, Jennifer has expertise across strategic planning, complex consenting, and the plan development process. She has appeared in the Environment Court and at a range of council statutory and non-statutory hearings, with a reputation for providing clear and helpful expert planning evidence and making a significant contribution to the resolution of matters arising during hearings and appeals.
Her consulting experience includes a wide range of private sector and local government clients with projects in the infrastructure, industry, oil and gas, mining and urban development sectors. Jennifer has successfully led planning projects and provided expert planning advice for many major projects, including infrastructure, shopping centres, dairy factories, power stations, underground and open cast mining, wineries, and a variety of commercial and residential developments. Jennifer played a pivotal role in the consenting of the Auckland City Rail Link. In the Regional Consenting Specialist role she was instrumental in the team that delivered the suite of regional consents for the project, successfully navigating complex technical issues and tight timeframes. Most recently, she has taken a lead role in the consenting for the Downtown Infrastructure Development Programme, a significant undertaking to transform Auckland’s waterfront.
Jennifer’s strategic approach and strong project management skills ensure that consenting risks are closely managed and that the appropriate expertise is engaged to enable successful consent outcomes. She also has considerable stakeholder and mana whenua engagement experience, gained on complex consenting projects.
In addition to assisting clients with complex consenting projects, Jennifer is regularly involved in the plan development process and has experience across all aspects ranging from initial non-statutory planning processes through to resolution of appeals on regional and district plan provisions. Her attention to detail and collaborative approach have resulted in numerous positive outcomes.