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Josh Rush
Planning Consultant
josh@gmdconsultants.co.nz
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Josh is a Planning Consultant at GMD Consultants. He has recently completed his studies at the University of Waikato and will graduate with a Bachelor of Laws with a minor in Philosophy in 2022. Over the course of his studies, he focussed on Energy Law, Cyber Law, and Environmental Law.

In his time at University, Josh was a member of the Waikato Law Students Association and was also a student mentor in the Dentons Kensington Swan Mentoring Programme. As a mentor, he was able to guide his mentee through the difficulties that come with the first year of legal studies and ensure that the beginning of their experience at University was smooth and enjoyable. He was also a member of the Premier Mens’ Basketball Team.

As part of his role at GMD, Josh has been processing land use applications on behalf of Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency. This involves providing planning recommendations that best protect and maintain the integrity of the transport network across the country. Additionally, Josh has reviewed a range of planning documents of iwi across the Waikato and the Central North Island to identify key values relating to freshwater management and has also processed submissions for the Mercury Bay Reserves Management Plan.