WilkesRM is a Marlborough-based resource management consulting firm specialising in:
- Resource management planning
- Water resources
- Due diligence
- Community consultation
- Policy development, and
- Sustainable land management
With more than 25 years’ experience and a sound knowledge of the Resource Management Act and related legislation, we are dedicated to finding the best solution for our clients and making the process as smooth as possible.
MSc(Hons)(Physical Geography), BSc(Geography)
Steve is a senior resource management professional, who has more than 25 years experience as a consultant and advisor for various companies and Government agencies in New Zealand and overseas.
He has been based in Marlborough for the past 13 years and been instrumental in guiding many of the region’s wineries, vineyards and marine farms through the resource management planning process. He is the principal resource management advisor for many Marlborough-based wine businesses including, Pernod Ricard Winemakers, Marisco Property Group, Delegat Limited, Indevin Estates, Weta Estates, Tirosh Estates and McKean Estates Marlborough. Steve also provides resource management advice to Saint Clair Family Estate, Dog Point Vineyard, Mount Riley Wines, Waihopai Valley Vineyards.
In addition Steve provides resource management to advice to the pastoral farmers, marine farmers and foresters. Clients include Blind River Irrigation Limited, Marama Irrigation Company, Awatere Irrigation Ltd, Flaxbourne Community Irrigation Ltd, the Hairy Mussel Company and United Fisheries.
Steve provides Assessments of Environmental Effects for resource consent applications and hearings. He has provided evidence at the Environment Court and the High Court for a range of projects including irrigation schemes, marine farms, water extractions and regional planning.
Due diligence reporting on all aspects of resource management also forms a major part of Steve’s workload.
A family man with three young children, Steve loves mountain biking, camping and travelling to far-flung countries and relaxes with great wine and coffee.
Master of Resource and Environmental Planning (MRP) (Hons), BSc(Hons)(Geography)
After graduating from Canterbury University in 2006, Catherine worked for Opus International Consultants’ Blenheim office as a resource management planner, before joining Steve at Wilkes RM in 2013.
During her time with Opus, she was involved with several major construction projects in Marlborough, Tasman and Canterbury. Projects include the St James Cycleway, SH1 Lions Back realignment, Torea Jetty replacement, Clarence Seawalls and Silverstream bridge replacement.
Catherine’s part time work with Te Atiawa iwi in Picton, as their resource management officer, brings valuable cultural insight to the Wilkes RM team.
Catherine is passionate about the environment, and enjoys the opportunity to protect and promote the management of the environment and natural resources. Cath is a keen tramper, mountain biker and loves roaming Marlborough’s hills and mountains.