As a consultant, I have been involved with a mixture of parks planning, asset management, capital works delivery and programme management projects for councils, charitable trusts and Maori trusts. My role often requires a high degree of consultation and engagement with the public, key stakeholders and mana whenua.
In any project, I work with people to develop alternative and innovative options for open spaces. This involves developing and undertaking meaningful, effective, and efficient public consultation and engagement. In doing so, I help clients develop and improve relationships with key stakeholders and the public.
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I have broad experience in the parks and recreation sector. This has included field-based construction and maintenance of recreation facilities, parks maintenance contract management, parks capital works, strategic parks planning, reserve management planning and parks policy development. Consultation and engagement have been a significant component of many of my roles and projects.
- Bachelor of Tourism Management, Lincoln University
- Certificate Extractive Industries, Tai Poutini Polytechnic
- Traffic Control Management, Level 1 Basic TC
- IAP2 public participation theory, planning, methods and techniques, International Association for Public Participation
Xyst in action
Xyst has made a big impact on outdoor spaces in ways that many people wouldn’t notice. One example was with signage for Gisborne MTB Park. The challenges involved developing a signage package for a park with a complex network of trails and potentially dangerous junctions.
We achieved this by providing a full sign package that was clear, concise, intuitive and that significantly reduced the quantity of signage and sign pollution in the park. It also incorporated the council’s dual language sign policy.
While people may take signage for granted, it plays a significant role in improving the user experience in parks, health and safety, and reduces conflict between walkers and bikers.