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The team at GMD Consultants is able to provide you with a broad and full range of environmental, resource management and planning solutions. We specialise in providing strategic policy planning advice and project management services while also being across a wider range of resource management and organisation requirements such as corporate planning and resource consent appraisal and development.

We have the depth and breadth of experience within our team to provide you with the best strategy, implementation and outcomes for a particular project. Our experience ranges from project management of strategic and statutory documents to dealing with complex technical issues that require sound resource management knowledge and experience. We have developed relationships with numerous key stakeholders, and pride ourselves on outstanding communication with our clients, and those they interact with. Our clients range from local government to iwi, and central government organisations to private companies. Our aim is to achieve timely, pragmatic and cost-effective outcomes for you.


In the heart of Central Hamilton, GMD Consultants have facilities available for our clients to use for their meeting, workshop or seminar requirements.

We can also provide facilitation services if required.

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Our experienced team brings a wealth of policy knowledge and professional methodologies to all projects. We deliver a wide range of planning, policy and strategy services, using sound resource management and corporate planning knowledge and expertise.

This can be summarised by the following:

  • Strategic planning, including corporate planning

  • Resource Management planning

  • Policy development and evaluation

  • Demographic services

  • Negotiation and mediation services

  • Independent expert witness services for hearings

  • Public consultation and meeting facilitation

  • Iwi consultation and engagement

  • Farm Management Plans

  • Policy implementation

  • Research and analysis in support of policy services

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project management

We are able to provide full and comprehensive project coordination and management services for any scale of project you may be undertaking. We provide you with the leadership and expertise to ensure your project moves smoothly from conception to completion.

We are experienced in bringing together teams in support of projects, including co-ordination of internal staff, contractors or consultants, and are able to manage project timeframes and budgets on your behalf.

Our project management services include:

  • Preparation of project briefs

  • Client representation

  • Design management

  • Better Business Case development

  • Sub-consultant brief definition and selection

  • Sub-consultant engagement and cost control

  • Project team management

  • Budget management

  • Information management

  • Contract administration

  • Project delivery advice

  • Project reporting



GMD provides expert resource consent advice. Whether you are seeking expert advice on consents for development prepared by others, or need consent for your own project, GMD is committed to making the consent process effortless for you.

Our resource consent services include:

  • Assessing resource consents for public and private organisations who are either too busy with other tasks, or who are looking for specialist resource management expertise

  • Providing consent strategy, advice, and guidance

  • Preparation of consent documents to submit to local authorities, including preparation of Assessment of Environmental Effects (AEEs)

  • Expert witness evidence and representation at hearings, and attendance at Council and Environment Court mediations and negotiations

  • Representation if you are affected by a resource consent application for development.


corporate strategy

GMD works closely with clients to review and develop relevant, practical and actionable corporate strategies. These are aimed at being results-oriented, and creating real value for the organisation. We can strengthen your strategy development processes, helping you to make better decisions and act on them.

GMD can assist with finding strategic solutions to specific issues or provide a comprehensive new approach to strategic management and planning. We manage the strategic process, undertake robust analysis, and facilitate workshops.

Development of corporate strategy needs to be done in close collaboration with our clients and we pride ourselves on helping clients to create corporate strategies which are valuable, enduring, forward-looking and actionable.

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