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 35 planning and urban design staff operating out of Auckland, Kerikeri, Whangarei, Hamilton, Napier and Christchurch 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 employ a small but 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

Planner/ Intermediate Planner


Planners (all levels)

Wellington & Queenstown

People We Work With


Barker & Associates have undertaken projects, spanning the length and breath of New Zealand from major infrastructure projects through to villa restorations.
  • All
  • Civic
  • Commercial
  • Infrastructure
  • Job
  • Policy
  • Residential
  • Retail
  • Subdivision

Updates / new projects & news


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