Established in 1999, Mt Hobson Group is a specialist Town Planning and Resource Management consultancy.

We are constantly striving to achieve a consent solution that best fits your aspirations, as well as the myriad of Local Authority and Resource Management Act bureaucracy.

We achieve our aim by being involved in the development process from the early stages. We find solutions before they become problems. We build and maintain relationships with relevant local authority and a number of relevant specialists across Auckland. This ensures that no matter the challenge we are poised to tackle any issues head on.

We are an experienced team of planning professionals who are constantly working towards simplifying and making the consent process as straight forward and simple for you as we possibly can. From car ports to apartment developments, no task is too great or small.

We are your resource management consultants.

MEET THE TEAM

Hamish Firth

Hamish Firth

Director

Hamish has extensive commercial, industrial and residential resource management experience. As Director, Hamish does a lot of work within the community. He often speaks to various organisations sharing his planning knowledge and getting to know potential clients.

DDI: 09 950 5110

Mark Benjamin

Mark Benjamin

Principal Planner

Mark has comprehensive experience in consenting mixed-use developments, intensive residential developments, and rural and urban subdivisions. He has good working relationships with key Council staff and the wider property consulting industry.

DDI: 09 950 5107

Mike Yu

Mike Yu

Senior Planner

Since spending a lot of time in the UK as well as in New Zealand, Mike has extensive resource management experience. He has worked on a variety of projects ranging from residential, commercial, and mixed-use developments. Mike is also our professional development officer and has helped keep everyone up-to-date on the Auckland Unitary Plan developments.

DDI: 09 950 5108

Sunny Kan

Sunny Kan

Senior Planner

Sunny is a real asset to our team with wide-ranging experience in residential, commercial and major infrastructure developments in Wellington and Auckland. With a Master’s Degree in Urban Design and experience as a Urban Design Specialist for Auckland Council, Sunny is also our go to Urban Design specialist.

DDI: 09 950 5106

Rose Bayes-Powell

Rose Bayes-Powell

Intermediate Planner

A specialist in CBD resource management, and commercial, residential and mixed-use developments, Rose is a core part of the MHG team. She is the point of contact for new clients, doing plan and site checks before allocating projects to the most suited team member. Rose is also a key individual in ensuring the smooth running of the office and the wider business.

DDI: 09 950 5101

Shilpa Maharaj

Shilpa Maharaj

Intermediate Planner

Shilpa is a diligent and creative planner who has worked on multiple land use developments and subdivision projects. She has a wealth of knowledge and understanding of both the old district plans and the new Auckland Unitary Plan.

DDI: 09 950 5105

Sam Gibbs

Sam Gibbs

Intermediate Planner

Sam is an enthusiastic planner passionate about achieving high quality outcomes while providing advice and guidance throughout the consenting process. Sam has several years’ experience and has worked on a variety of commercial, residential and subdivision applications within Auckland. Sam has knowledge of legacy and operative plans and is keen to give honest advice to all involved in a project while providing great customer service.

DDI: 09 973 0694

Rakad Jaffar

Rakad Jaffar

Planner

A recent Bachelor of Urban Planning (Hons.) graduate, Rakad has worked for the New Zealand Transport Agency specializing in Auckland/Northland State Highway and Network Operations, with particular experience in access management, signage and land use developments. Rakad will be managing property and site reviews and residential consents.

DDI: 09 950 5103

Bella Jackman

Bella Jackman

Marketing and Office Manager

Bella is a Bachelor of Communication Studies graduate. In addition to helping Hamish with the marketing and communications, Bella oversees the day-to-day operation of our office. She also has extensive experience with liquor licence applications, iwi consultation and assisting our planner with their resource consent applications.

DDI: 09 950 5100