Tourism Planning

Our other key areas of work are in the areas of feasibility studies,  quality audits, statutory planning and the obtaining of new concessions and consents.

This involves a range of work which we have successfully undertaken for both private and public clients.

Typically this work includes:

  • planning for new tourism developments including feasibility studies e.g. Royal New Zealand Air Force (Ohakea) new potential museum.

In this project we worked with the Tourism and Leisure Group to complete a feasibility study on the proposed re-development of the closed museum.

A full feasibility study was completed which included: extensive visitor surveys, tourism modelling and the development of a range of new potential experiences.

  • planning and completion of feasibility studies for museums.

An urge to develop the existing potential of the Raglan Museum  www.raglanmuseum.co.nz, lead to the completion of a feasibility study into this community driven initiative.

A full feasibility was completed along with some potential options for the new visitor experiences.

  • completion of quality audits based on an extensive international based best practise processes (in conjunction with Tourism and Leisure Group).

Some potential synergy between an existing attraction www.ferrymead.org.nz and a potential adjacent development, led to a comprehensive audit of the existing attraction.

A comprehensive report suggested a range of issues that needed to be resolved and implemented to bring the existing attraction up to best practise.

  • responses to statutory planning issues including Department of Conservation (National Park Management Plans, Conservation Management Strategies) and Local and Regional Councils (Resource Management Act statutory plans).

With increased requirements to respond to statutory management plans at both local/regional and national levels, we successfully worked with Ngai Tahu tourism www.ngaitahutourism.co.nz and Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu www.ngaitahu.iwi.nz/Te-Runanga/ to ensure their tourism aspirations were  developed and discussed in the relevant public forums.

  • management of applications for Department of Conservation (DOC) concessions, Resource Management Act consent applications  and DOC Safety Plans.

When an international company sought to develop a new operation in New Zealand they need a range of DOC concessions and RMA consents. We worked with www.coralprincess.com.au to successfully achieve their requirements.