The Hills, Arrowtown (2004 – present)

Rural, residential and golf course development

Brown & Company is the lead planning consultant for New Zealand’s premiere golf course, The Hills of the Michael Hill New Zealand Open.

Planners: Jeff Brown

We have been involved in the development of the site to what is now a PGA-endorsed 18-hole course, complemented by the Club House, designed by Andrew Patterson (Patterson Associates, Auckland). We obtained the approvals for the commercial operation of the course and for the Open tournament. Brown & Company are also the lead planning consultants for the development of 17 homesites within the 500 acre property. The homesites are to contain partially subterranean dwellings, designed by Patterson Associates, with an expansive native revegetation programme to complement the golf course and the stunning array of sculptures in and around the course.

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  • Strategic advice
  • Large resource consent application
  • Sub consultant coordination
  • Public meetings and consultation
  • Territorial and Regional Council work
  • Master Planning
  • Large scale earthworks
  • Variations
  • Transport and traffic matters
  • Infrastructure
  • Visitor accommodation
  • Commercial activities
  • Commercial recreation activities
  • Recreational activities
  • Golf course development
  • High end residential
  • Ecological matters
  • Private Sector