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​Passionate about New Zealand's vast countryside, Laura takes a science-based and practical approach to planning.

Based in our Christchurch office, Laura joined the 4Sight team in June 2021 as a Planning and Policy Consultant after returning home to New Zealand from Canada.

With six years of experience working in both the private and public sectors, Laura has worked for New Zealand's largest civil construction company as an Environmental Manager providing consent acquisition and environmental compliance relevant to quarries, roads, 3waters, and large infrastructure projects. She also delivered the day-to-day onsite environmental management and staff training and has previously worked for a Regional Council processing resource consents.


Laura studied Geology and Environmental Management at Otago University and assists the Christchurch and broader Planning team with planning advice, preparing and processing resource consent applications, and environmental plans. 

She grew up in a small town in New Zealand on a farm, so looking after our environment is second nature to her. She loves caring for the environment through her work and enjoys giving back to nature and the community.

When she's not in the office or carrying out site visits, you will most likely find Laura somewhere in New Zealand's vast countryside mountain biking, skiing, and trail running or getting her hands dirty renovating her 110-year-old home!

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Areas of Expertise
  • Resource Consent Applications and Processing (Public and Private Sector Experience)

  • On Site Environmental Management, Plan Preparation and Auditing

  • Developing, Implementing and Maintenance of Systems and Processes that Conform to ISO Standards

  • Compliance Management 

  • Project Management