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About Avanzar Consulting

Based in Canterbury, we carry out work for a range of private clients, including both large clients and first time developers who may be unfamiliar with the process, as well as local authority and government departments in New Zealand and the Pacific. We treat all our clients with respect, and understand the importance of each and every project, large or small, to our clients.

Avanzar Consulting is a small, multidisciplinary, professional services consultancy firm, focusing on the disciplines of Civil and Transport Engineering and Resource Management Planning.
We take a practical approach to your project, and will at all times provide a personalised and timely service. We deal with each project in a timely manner and will provide advice aimed to ensure that you get the best value from your investment and a result that meets your expectations.

We work closely with our clients and prefer to take a collaborative team approach to each project. From concept, through to design, consenting and construction, we ensure that the best decision for our client is made at each step. Our range of expertise makes us ideally placed to oversee the design and consenting processes necessary to carry out land development.

Avanzar Consulting staff prefer to customise their approach to every project. We are committed to ensuring that your project, whatever its scale, will proceed in an organised, timely manner, with personalised attention from our senior staff.

We offer planning advice and support to members of the public, and are available to attend meetings at Council with you, with regard to any planning issues, large or small.

Avanzar Consulting should therefore be your choice of consultant for all land development or traffic engineering/infrastructure projects, large or small.

In addition to our specialist fields, Avanzar Consulting has cultivated a number of associations with other large and small companies that will provide specialist input into a development project. Where additional expertise or manpower is needed, our excellent relationships with complementary companies will ensure a streamlined and efficient process.


Key Staff

Antoni Facey — BE(Civil), MIPENZ

Antoni is a Civil, Traffic and Transport Engineer with some 27 years of experience providing traffic and transportation expertise to private, corporate and government clients throughout New Zealand, Australia and in the Pacific. He is able to prepare innovative design solutions for both large and small transport infrastructure projects.

He is an expert in road safety analysis of transport infrastructure and carries out crash and benefit cost analysis using full and simplified PEM methods. He is available to provide temporary traffic management auditing, intersection analysis and design, speed limit assessment, design and maintenance strategies. He is experienced at managing successful projects of many types.

He is also an expert in traffic effects assessments, intersection modelling for land use applications, subdivision applications and plan changes, and is available to act as an expert witness.


Mary Clay — MApplSc (Environmental Management), BSc (Geography), FRGS

Mary Clay is a Principal Planner with over 15 years of experience working in the planning field, at Councils and multidisciplinary consultancies both in New Zealand and in the UK. She has recently been involved in the preparation and success of several large plan private plan changes in the Canterbury Region and also in the preparation of large and complex land use and subdivision resource consent applications.

She has extensive experience in statutory and environmental planning and her knowledge of the complexities of land development enables her to give sound and sensible advice that is crucial to the success of a development project. This coupled with her scientific background and communication skills make her an excellent member of any project team.


Kylie Hall

Kylie Hall is a Senior Planner with over 13 years of experience, working in local government, central government and multidisciplinary consultancy firms both in New Zealand and the UK. She has extensive experience in the preparation and processing of resource consent applications of various scales.

She has extensive experience in all realms of planning, which includes assessing, negotiating and providing recommendations on numerous types of resource consent applications, however, is also familiar with the Environment Court and with judicial review in the High Court, having frequently been called as an expert witness in those forums.


Kylee Galbraith

Kylee is our Timaru based planner. She is an experienced transport and land use planner, with experience working in consultancies and councils both in New Zealand and overseas. She studied Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management in Lincoln University, and did her postgraduate study in Planning at Lincoln. She has also studied project management at Canterbury University.

Kylee has extensive experience in transport planning and a sound knowledge of land use and environmental planning. She is actively involved in her local community through her role as a member of her local Water Zone Committee, helping to set rules for the Sub Regional Plan of the Canterbury Land and Water Plan.

She has strong project management skills and has managed large multidisciplinary teams. High profile projects have included the Thames Riverside Water/Cycle enhancements project (London, UK), and the Fulham Riverside Regeneration Project – 5000 new homes and 21000m2 of commercial development (London, UK).

She enjoys being based in the Timaru area, and being able to bring up her family in rural Canterbury.