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