Below is our wonderful team of resource management consultants. Established in 1999, Mt Hobson Group is a specialist Urban Planning and Resource Management consultancy.

We are here to achieve a consent solution that best fits your aspirations. This is done by strategically managing what you would like to do with the myriad of bureaucracy that often comes hand in hand with dealing with local authorities and the Resource Management Act 1991.

We achieve great results for our clients 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 with a wide variety of skill professionals to support us and you.

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.

Email: hamish@mhg.co.nz

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.

Email: markb@mhg.co.nz

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.

Email: rose@mhg.co.nz

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.

Kelsey Bergin

Kelsey Bergin

Intermediate Planner

Kelsey has experience in, and understanding of, both sides of the resource consenting process, having worked in private consulting in NZ and Council in the UK. She has extensive knowledge with regards to infrastructure, contaminated land and large scale land development and has worked with Councils and planning rules all over NZ.
Kelsey values communication, both with her clients and the Council, and focuses on getting things right the first time.

Email: kelsey@mhg.co.nz

Harrison Burnard

Harrison Burnard

Graduate Planner

Harrison is a Bachelor of Resource and Environmental Planning (Hons) graduate, with a particular interest in urban design and transport issues. Harrison has experience at Auckland Council, Auckland Transport and MRCagney Ltd. He has a good understanding of the Council’s working environment and processes and will be managing site reviews and residential consents.

Email: harrison@mhg.co.nz

Bella Jackman

Bella Jackman

Office Manager

Bella is a Bachelor of Communication Studies graduate. In addition to helping Hamish with his day-to-day tasks, Bella helps our entire team with a range of things. She is essentially the go-to person for all office issues as well as helping chase Council, managing liquor licence applications, and MHG accounts. She also works with Hamish on the marketing and branding for Mt Hobson Group, which is where her real passion lies.

Email: bella@mhg.co.nz