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Vern Warren - Principal and Founding Director

MA (Hons) Massey, Dip T&RP (Melbourne), MNZPI , MPIA, MPINZ, MRMLA

Vern is a full member of the Planning Institute of Australia, the New Zealand Planning Institute, the Property Institute of New Zealand and the Resource Management Law Association. Vern's planning experience has been divided between the public and private sectors in Australia and New Zealand. In Australia he held the position of Director of Strategic Planning (State Planning Policy and Regional Planning) with the Town & Country Planning Board of the State of Victoria. in New Zealand from mid 1980 to August 1989 he held the post of Director of Planning & Community Development with the Auckland City Council. Since then Vern has been in private practice as the founding principal of Planning Network Services Ltd (PNS).

Vern's planning experience includes project planning, feasibility analysis and management, and resource management planning and processes for a wide range of projects from large and small shopping centres, large format retail developments, mining projects, office and industrial developments to residential projects and travellers accommodation, rural and coastal development, and all facets of district plan preparation and administration. Vern's wide experience enables him to give sound initial advice about proposed sites and development proposals and consent process strategy. He is widely experienced and highly regarded as an expert witness at all levels from Council hearings to the Environment Court and higher Courts.     awards »