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Te Uku Wind Farm

The Te Uku Wind Farm project will see 28 wind turbines constructed inland from Raglan. The project is being constructed by Spartan Hicks Joint Venture. SouthernSkies undertook the environmental lead for Hicks, developing and getting sign off for all erosion and sediment control plans, and providing ongoing site auditing and liaison with Environment Waikato compliance staff.  In August 2010 the project won the inaugural “Site of the Year” award by Environment Waikato to highlight the high quality of its high standard of erosion and sediment controls in this environmentally sensitive earthworks project....

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SouthernSkies Environmental Limited was established in 2003 by experienced environmental and resource management practitioners.

Each of our senior staff have longstanding experience in providing technical, consenting and policy services, as well as training services to regional, city and district councils, and other public and private organisations throughout New Zealand.

Our high level of experience managing consent application processes and understanding these activities from both the regulator and project team perspective. This gives SouthernSkies a key advantage in understanding the critical need to maintain high levels of communication and positive relationships with regulatory staff, applicants and key stakeholders in the management of resource consent applications at all levels of complexity. This also gives us an advantage in understanding different regulatory expectations and mechanisms for providing project flexibility through designation and consent conditions.

All members of the company understand the responsibilities that are inherent in providing services to public and private organisations and share the commitment to environmental stewardship that those organisations hold.

Professionalism and ethical behaviour is a core principle of the company. This is reflected throughout all our activities. SouthernSkies staff are members (associate and full) of the New Zealand Planning Institute, Resource Management Law Association, International Erosion Control Association,New Zealand Association of Resource Management & CPESC.

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  • Our culture is based on our people.
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  • We are passionate about the environment and the legislative fields that we work within and encourage interest in these matters for all staff, clients and stakeholders.

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