Golf & Major Projects

In addition to property development projects, we also have an outstanding track record in helping a range of clients to secure consent or approval for various other major projects. These include:

» The development or expansion of world-class golf courses, including Millbrook and the Hills
» Eden Park’s right to host up to 60 concerts over the next 10 years
» New Zealand’s largest gas field (Maui)
» New Zealand’s largest mussel farm
» Auckland Airport’s second runway
» A $250 million infant milk formula plant
» The $100 million upgrade of the Skyline Gondola & Luge in Queenstown

Our Services

Before pursuing a major development, clients often wish to understand the current and likely future supply and demand for the goods or services in question. We can assist by analysing the scale, location, and nature of demand and supply, including modelling potential scenarios to identify the likely risks and opportunities associated with them.

Virtually all major projects require some form of consent or approval before they can proceed. We have provided expert economic evidence at dozens of hearings before a range of judiciaries, including Independent Hearing Panels, the Land Valuation Tribunal, Boards of Inquiry, the Environment Court, the Family Court, and the High Court of New Zealand.

How many jobs will this project create, and what is the likely contribution to GDP? These are two of the most frequently asked economic questions about new projects or developments. To answer them, a technique called economic impact assessment is commonly used. We have estimated the economic impacts of some of the largest developments in New Zealand, both to improve the public’s understanding of its likely economic effects, and to also help gain necessary consents/approvals.

We also regularly provide customised modelling and advice on a range of economic and financial matters on an as-needed basis.

What Our Clients Say

We have engaged Insight and Fraser multiple times for RMA related work. We have found Fraser to consistently provide a prompt and professional service in a friendly manner. The work produced is always robust and credible and stands up to inevitable scrutiny.

Alison Devlin
General Manager, Willowridge

I am always very happy to recommend Fraser. He understands the issues at stake, and expresses difficult concepts in a compelling and thoughtful way. He is reliable and efficient, and always on top of the latest thinking and theory.

Allison Arthur-Young
Partner, Russell McVeagh

Fraser has recently assisted Auckland International Airport Limited with several projects which will facilitate the development of the Airport of the Future. I have found Fraser to be extremely professional in his approach to these projects, providing specialist insight which has proven critical to the project outcomes. In the role of expert witness, Fraser’s written and oral presentation of evidence is clear, concise and compelling. I look forward to working with Fraser in the future and have no reservations in recommending him for work of this nature.

Kellie Roland
Manager Statutory Planning and Investment, Auckland International Airport Limited

Ryder Consulting Limited approached Fraser Colegrave (Insight Economics) to assist with an economic effects assessment for a client involved with the Dunedin 2GP District Plan Review. Fraser’s evidence was both compelling and well researched and his verbal presentation of evidence to the Hearing Panel was very well received.

Nigel Bryce
Environmental Planner/Associate Director, 4Sight Consulting

Recent Clients

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