Environmental Science

Managing Compliance and Environmental Impact

We work with clients in the primary industries, government, and land development sectors to manage their projects and any relevant compliance issues or minimize any environmental impacts that arise.

Together with our planning and surveying colleagues, we provide a one-stop shop for resource consenting and monitoring, as well as managing environmental and geospatial data.

Talk to us about anything to do with land (terrestrial ecology, contaminated sites, landfills and asbestos in soil), water (freshwater ecology, nutrient management, irrigation, hydrology, hydrogeology and water quality) or data (environmental monitoring, data analysis, visualization, GIS and mapping).

Water Takes

When you need to take water from a river, lake or aquifer for your project, we’ll make sure that you meet all the Resource Management Act requirements.

We have scientists who provide the essential technical input into the resource consent process.

Landpro will also ensure that your proposed water take can provide the required yield, and help design your proposal to prevent significant adverse effects on your neighbours’ takes or the wider environment. For example, our scientists can help to find the best location to drill a bore and coordinate all the hydrogeological testing that the regional council will require.

Water Quality

Our scientists understand the potential water quality effects associated with various land uses, water uses and contaminant discharges.

All these water activities need careful management to ensure that any adverse effects comply with the Resource Management Act.

Our environmental scientists work closely with our planning team to streamline the resource consent process so your application can be processed quickly, while meeting all the relevant environmental requirements.

Environmental Monitoring

Whether it’s for consent compliance, health and safety, or triple-bottom-line reporting, we can help with your environmental monitoring requirements.Our team have experience monitoring contaminants and nutrients in water and soil, as well as landfill gas and airborne asbestos.

We can assist with the entire process: designing a monitoring programme, working with Councils to negotiate appropriate consent conditions, installing wells and other monitoring gear where needed, carrying out the monitoring, and data management, interpretation and reporting.

Together with our surveying team (aerial and on the ground), we can bring spatial and environmental data together to help you understand your land better, and we even have a developing remote-sensing capability for environmental monitoring from the air.

Contaminated Land Management

If you’re planning earthworks or redevelopment on a former industrial or horticultural site, there’s a pretty good chance that the National Environmental Standard (NES) for contaminated land applies.

Our team can guide your project through all the potential fish-hooks of contaminated site development to a successful conclusion.

Our services span the full project life-cycle, from pre-purchase due diligence to make sure you don’t buy a liability, through site investigations, consenting, remediation, and validation. We are with you from start to finish. We have experience in dealing with a wide range of land contamination issues, including specialist areas like asbestos in soil, landfill gas, and groundwater contaminants.


Often on bigger projects an Ecological Impact Assessment (EIA) is required as part of the resource consent application process. Sometimes this news comes as a surprise, and can be a source of concern or project risk to those who haven’t gone through this before.

Fortunately Landpro has ecology skills in-house, and a pragmatic approach to projects, and experience with ecology in a range of sectors such as energy, agriculture, land development, infrastructure, as well as ecological restoration projects. EIA’s can be large or small, in proportion to the proposed project and its complexities.

We are experienced land-based ecologists, familiar with a range of environments, with a knack for getting to the bottom of how a project will interact with the environment, and manage any risks.