Director - Principal Planner

Monique Leith

  • 027 208 0140 (please text)
  • [email protected]
  • 12 Ihakara street, Paraparaumu (5032) Wellington

Monique Leith: Principal Resource Management Planner RMA and a full member of the New Zealand Planning Institute.

Monique co-founded Leith Consulting Ltd in 2019 driven by her passion to support people and organisations who invest in the future of local communities, and to provide bespoke planning services.

Prior to forming her own consultancy, she worked as a Senior Planner for a land development firm. Her role included guiding a team of planners with all aspects of the planning workstream, and leading the resource consenting projects for complex and/or large-scale: subdivision, infrastructure, and land development projects throughout the Wellington region.

During 2011-2015, Monique was with Kāpiti Coast District Council working within the resource consents and policy planning teams.

A firm believer in the planning profession, Monique graduated from Massey University with a Bachelor of Resource and Environmental Planning (with Honours), is a Full Member of NZPI, a Member of RMLA, and has sat on various advisory and steering panels for central and local government resource management groups. Monique is regularly approached to mentor graduate planners and tertiary level students, and is a point of contact for local secondary schools with students looking to pursue planning as a career.

Monique is an experienced practitioner in both plan formulation and plan implementation. She has a proven track record in guiding complex and large-scale land development projects through RMA processes, both in terms of devising consenting / stakeholder management / consultation strategies, and as a delegated decision maker.

Having worked with a variety of local authorities, Monique has experienced a range of systems and tools used by councils to deliver resource management processes. Monique is passionate about streamlining systems and the use of tools which empower both customers and decision makers.​

Monique is a staunch supporter of the Arts, a passionate wine and food enthusiast, and lover of all animals.



Monique Leith: Principal RMA Planner, BREP (hons) | MNZPI