About Us

At Barker & Associates we pride ourselves in providing timely, accurate and cost- effective planning and urban design advice to a diverse range of public and private sector clients.

We keep processes simple and work collaboratively with clients & stakeholders.


Barker & Associates is a specialist planning consultancy founded in 1997. Today B&A has a team of more than 45 planning and urban design staff operating out of Kerikeri, Whangārei, Warkworth, Auckland, Tauranga, Hamilton, Cambridge, Napier, Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown and Wānaka offices. We service clients nationwide and undertake projects of all sizes.

Our Services

  • Resource consent applications
  • Notices of requirement and outline plans
  • Urban design
  • Plan changes and submissions
  • Master-planning
  • Due diligence reports
  • Strategic policy advice

  • Evidence for Council and Environment Court hearings
  • Iwi consultation and joint management agreements
  • Third party liaison: Councils, Heritage New Zealand, NZTA

Our People

At B&A, we are a dynamic team who have a huge amount of experience and specialist knowledge in all planning services.

Join the team / current openings

If you would like to join the B&A team, get in touch by sending us your CV and a covering letter to jointheteam@barker.co.nz

Associate / Senior Associate


Urban Designer / Landscape Architect


Intermediate - Associate


Associate / Senior Associate


Intermediate - Associate

Queenstown / Wānaka

People We Work With

Advance Build Logo
Stride B&A
Auckland Transport partner with Barker & Associates to establish effective town planning
Panuku Development Barker & Associates
Todd Property logo
Barker & Associates work the Housing NZ to establish planning and development around New Zealand
Far North District Council planning and design with Barker & Associates
Kaipara District Logo
Nelson City Council logo
Queenstown Lakes logo B&A partner
Whangarei Council logo
Fletcher Building - B&A assisted with planning
NZ Fire Service planning and design for station
Goodman logo and B&A design
NgatiWhatuaOrakei logo
Auckland City Council logo
New World planning and design by B&A
McDonalds planning and design for location
University of Auckland Planning
Kiwi Rail urban design
Kiwi Property logo and urban design
Sky City planning
Willis Bond logo
Bunnings new building urban planning
Argosy logo


  • Te Ao Māori
  • Policy | Strategy
  • Urban Design | Spatial Planning
  • Residential
  • Commercial | Civic
  • Iwi
  • Infrastructure
  • Job

Updates / new projects & news

Te Ao Māori

Te Tai Tokerau Māori and Council Working Party Strategic Intent & Implementation Plan

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Te Ao Māori
Aerial view of Queenstown showing land use and urban development.
Policy | Strategy

Queenstown Lakes District – Spatial Plan 2024 - Whaiora Gen 2.0

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PO Box 414, Kerikeri 0230

Level 1, 62 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri

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