Wayne Gair: Senior Resource Management Planner and independent RMA Hearings Commissioner
Wayne Gair is a full member of Survey and Spatial New Zealand (formerly known as the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors) and is a Registered Professional Surveyor. After graduating from Otago University with a Bachelor of Surveying in the late 1970’s, Wayne worked for a consultancy based in Dunedin before moving to Wellington as his partner, Dianne had become employed in planning research by the Ministry of Works.
Following a short stint working for a local property developer, Wayne took up a position in the Wellington City Council as a Surveyor, which ultimately lead to the process of transition into the planning field. While with Wellington City, Wayne took on a number of roles, including interim Property Manager, Assistant City Surveyor and, following several major restructures of the entire organisation, enjoyed experience in a range of fields, including resource consent enforcement, subdivision compliance, and development consultation with both external and internal clients.
More recently, Wayne has been the Principal Planner in the Resource Consents Team at the Kāpiti Coast District Council, which he joined in 2003. He has dealt with an impressive range of development applications and subdivision certifications, and regularly advised on development legislation and processes both internally an externally.
Wayne is an accredited RMA Hearings Commissioner with expertise in subdivision and infrastructure development-related aspects of property developments, development-related legislation, and local government processes. He has a deep interest in ensuring that development projects reflect well on the developer while meeting the needs of current and future communities.
In his spare time, Wayne is a keen croquet player and referee. He also has a long-term passion for motorsport in almost all of its forms and can be found at events officiating as a steward or occasionally competing.