Who We Are

Development Nous is a highly experienced team that is passionate about what we do. We have a commitment to quality and are recognised for our consistent delivery and service within the region.

DNL has a strong studio and team culture. Our team of professionally qualified, highly skilled people provide a full range of services from project planning through to completed construction. 

DNL is made up of people from a diverse range of backgrounds who are free to be themselves and share views shaped by their identity and values.

We promote an office environment that fosters a team approach and encourages a lively atmosphere. We believe a sense of humour is a must!

What We Do

We offer a multi-disciplinary service with expertise in Surveying, Urban Design, Engineering, Town Planning, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Consultation and Project Management. 

Among many things we:

  • Guide projects through the complex process of planning approval
  • Evaluate policy and advise on strategy
  • Design and plan urban and rural developments
  • Help our clients imagine and implement their visions

We work on projects big and small with a focus on green field development and urban regeneration. Our team has completed projects in mixed use, residential, health and age care, industrial, parks and open spaces, commercial, education and government.

We pride ourselves in a high level of senior staff involvement and aim to create solutions from rigorous application of both technical expertise and innovation. 

A particular focus on policy ensures our services and outputs comply with all applicable regulations and standards.

What We Value

Development Nous is pro-development, pro-environment. We believe in moving regions forward whilst protecting environmental, social and land values inherent in New Zealand’s culture. 

We consistently deliver high quality, practical and robust design solutions, designed and delivered to achieve connected and vibrant communities. We aim to provide quality streets and public open space, which in turn, results in happier and healthier communities. 

We work hard to understand what our clients want to achieve. At DNL we will manage expectations and assist our clients to see what is possible. 

We work to achieve quality, sustainable outcomes that make our towns and communities better.

How We Work

Development Nous engages clients from the outset to understand their needs and goals through open collaboration. 

We provide professional and practical solutions to experienced and first-time developers alike. 

We will guide you through the development process to achieve a successful and stress-free project.

We have fostered relationships through many years of experience within the region and nationally.

We offer independent, impartial advice, and clearly communicate a way forward for our clients, and guide them towards the outcomes they want to achieve.

We work with:

  • Governmental departments
  • Local Authority
  • Politicians
  • Local iwi and hapu
  • Farmers
  • Land developers
  • Private Consultancies
  • Schools and Institutions
  • The public and community groups