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About Iain McManus

Whether you’re seeking to get a project underway, or concerned about the environmental effects of a project nearby, you need good advice to give you the best chance of success in the shortest possible time.  That’s where I can help.

I’ve been a planning consultant since 1995, providing a breadth and depth of experience that enables me to quickly identify the key issues, think laterally about your options and be confident and effective in meetings and hearings.

I pride myself on the quality of my work and ability to write clearly and persuasively. This is important in planning, where the devil is often in the detail and the whole process is easier if you submit a quality application from the start.

I've also learnt the benefits of patience and diplomacy, allowing me to work cooperatively with others to achieve your objectives.

I’m qualified with a Bachelor of Planning (1st class honours) and a Bachelor of Arts and I'm currently studying towards a Master of Property Practice.  

Outside of my consulting work, I'm a Professional Teaching Fellow at the Department of Architecture and Planning, University of Auckland, and an active property investor.

I am a member of the New Zealand Planning Institute, the Property Institute of New Zealand and the Auckland Property Investors Association. 

If you’ve got a project you need help on, give me a call. I’m happy to offer a free initial meeting via Microsoft Teams, Facetime or similar.  Then you can decide for yourself whether you want to take it any further.

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