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Mark Thode

Mark Thode has over 11 years of experience in planning and resource management and has held senior positions at the Auckland Council as both a Principal Planner and Senior Project Manager.

Mark’s broad experience covers the full spectrum of resource consents, including complex notified and non-notified consent processes, subdivision, outline plans of works, heritage issues, committee hearings, section 125 and 127 applications, integrated regional plan applications involving discharge permits, water diversion, contamination, stream works and earthworks.  Mark has been closely involved in a number of large-scale infrastructure and development projects, including the Sylvia Park Town Centre, Tamaki Regeneration Area, large-scale apartment buildings, greenfield subdivision, urban infill and brownfield developments to name a few.

Mark has extensive experience in project managing large urban development areas, both in terms of consenting strategy and as a delegated decision maker. This puts him in an ideal position to navigate and lead development proposal through the consent process.

Mark is particularly passionate about higher density urban development and its ability to reflect innovative urban design. He has direct experience in negotiating and securing higher density housing and subdivision consents and has extensive experience with affordable housing under HASHAA.

Mark has a strong network of contacts at Auckland Council from his roles over the last 11 years and is able to assist with a wide range of local government issues.

Mark is a keen photographer and cyclist!