Honest and upfront advice from day one

Masters in navigating resource consents and landscape planning. Formed from over 20 years of experience, we provide honest and upfront advice from day one. Work with the experts in the lower South Island.

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Resource Consent Planning

With you from day one. We’ll formulate and lodge your resource consent and plan change applications, including associated strategy and project management.


Landscape Planning

Get honest advice on landscape planning projects. We assess the landscape and visual effects of your proposals including associated mitigation design, reporting and expert evidence.

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'We have been working with Vivian & Espie for approx. 17 years and on a large variety of subdivision work across the Wakatipu basin.


Their expertise and knowledge in the district plan is extensive, and the strategies provided have proved very helpful in our projects to date. Given the changing nature of council policies and the increased bureaucratic hurdles to jump, Carey & the team are able to help navigate through the system, make the process is smooth as possible, and mitigate lengthy delays to the best of their ability.


The team constantly keep an eye on the changing environment and advise of potential rezoning that may have an effect on my property.


Their approachability and professionalism is to be commended, and I would not hesitate to recommend their services."

David Broomfield - Woodlot Properties Ltd

“I have worked with the principals of vivian+espie for a number of years. They are well known and respected in the region for their experience and knowledge, not only of what they do, but of the region itself.

They understand the fragile landscape within which we live and work, and more importantly they understand the rules adopted by the Queenstown Lakes District Council to protect such landscapes, as in many cases they were instrumental in drafting them.

Such experience, knowledge and understanding goes a long way, but more than anything makes their clients’ involvement in resource management processes easier, as in my experience vivian+espie are personally known, respected and generally held in very high standing by consent authorities and other consultants involved in the area.”

Graeme Todd - Todd & Walker Law