Geoff Canham Consulting (GCC) adds value to your operation with our team having senior management, extensive technical and planning experience on hand to work with you or your organisation. We bring you and your project a multi-talented approach, blending technical skills with communication ability in large community projects or statutory processes.

We imagine and re-imagine the spaces and places where community happens – where our community congregate, recreate and communicate. We draw the link between spaces and places, the people that use them and the greater civil society outcome.

Our track record includes over 40 years of New Zealand and international experience in parks, recreation and tourism projects and planning.  As a result we are able to offer a range of specialist services and a significant network of industry contacts and research to best support our clients. From community planning, leisure facilities development, funding investment plans, recreation and physical activity strategies, event management to landscape design, open space planning, project management, reserves management plans, destination management activation and asset management plans we offer a one stop shop. 

GCC brings you an agile and more cost effective alternative for parks and recreation consultancy yet with all the back up and resources that you would usually find with a large company.

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Strategy Planning & Development

  • Policy and strategy documents 

  • Recreation planning and assessments

  • Recreation and parks expert witness

  • Strategic planning

  • Expert evidence

  • Open space strategies

  • Community development.


Open Space & Facility Planning, Assessments & Business Cases

  • Reserve management plans

  • Regional park establishment and development

  • Investment plans for alternative funding for parks and recreation

  • Physical activity strategies

  • Feasibility studies, needs assessments and business case development for park and recreation infrastructure.

Open Space Development

  • Landscape design

  • Vegetation assessments 

  • Cycle trails, planning, community consultation, fundraising, land negotiations and project management for all implementation

  • Signage and wayfinding

  • Regional park planning and development 

  • Plant selection and species listings

  • Local and sports park planning and development, walkway and cycleway planning and development

  • Ecological restoration

  • Way finding and interpretation project management

  • Specialist horticultural, amenity and propagation professional services.

Tourism Development 

  • Experience and product development

  • Destination access and transportation solutions

  • Amenities, services and infrastructure development

  • Environmental stewardship: restoration and rehabilitation

  • Operator capability and development programmes. 

Consultation & Facilitation

  • Community consultation

  • Facilitator and presentations

  • Community planning

  • Consultation

  • Community futures planning – giving community the context and language to answer the question “what do you want your community to look like?”.

Programme & Project Management

  • Parks project management, including parks and recreation infrastructure and development, Microsoft Project platforms

  • Parks and recreation management support: business plans, reviews, investment plans, marketing plans, capacity support, general professional services to assist

  • Asset management plans, activity plans, and levels of service reviews

  • Project management

  • Service level agreements and contracts

  • Parks and recreation operational procurement

  • Contract documentation for maintenance contracts and procurement processes.

  • General contract documentation.

Business Cases & Investment Plans

  • Reserve land acquisition, Reserves Act process assistance, parks consultation

  • Business plans

  • Programme management

  • Asset management plans.

Champions of small projects

  • Fundraising for projects

  • Peer review for parks and recreation projects, organisations or structures

  • Local and Central Government Parks, Recreation and Aquatic recruitment 

  • Industry benchmarking

  • Maintenance contract market benchmarking analysis.



We like to stay at the top of our game, that’s why Geoff Canham Consulting belongs to and supports a number of highly respected industry organisations including:

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Tauranga City Partner

We believe that  together we can make our cities and open spaces greener, healthier, wilder and fairer places to live. GCC supports: