Clark Fortune McDonald has extensive experience in the provision of services associated with resource management planning, including the preparation of resource consents, plan changes, public and private consultation and negotiations, master planning, Council and Court hearings and other matters relating to legislative actions pertaining to land.
Clark Fortune McDonald employs three planners based in Queenstown who offer a comprehensive service taking in all aspects of resource management planning.
Work carried out by the company as part of the resource management process often leads to a project management role particularly for larger subdivision developments. Clark Fortune McDonald’s project management service enables clients to place their projects in the hands of experts who have a clear vision and understanding of the demands of the project. Our expert planners and surveyors are qualified for the role of project manager and the increasing number of developments which are being overseen in the district by Clark Fortune McDonald underlines the growing reputation the company has in this field. Employing a project manager simplifies communication at all levels particularly for the client and ensures developments are completed in a hassle free environment on schedule and on budget.
Clark Fortune McDonald work on a wide range of projects from small to large scale subdivision developments, infrastructure and commercial projects, urban and rural developments to single dwelling houses. Our long term and experienced staff retain a wealth of local knowledge that spans across the many facets required for successful land development and resource management planning.

2015 – Alpha Properties, Queenstown Hill

15 lot residential apartment complex, resource consents, engineering and setout surveying.


2015 – Hogan’s Gully Road, Lake Hayes

Five lot rural residential subdivision - resource consents, consultation and negotiations with landowners, Council hearing, engineering and earthworks design and setout surveying.


2014 – Willowburn, Arrowtown

Five lot rural residential subdivision - resource consents, consultation and negotiations with landowners, Council hearing, engineering and earthworks design and setout surveying.


2013 – Platinum Estates, Littles Road

18 rural living allotments – engineering, allotment and earthworks design, resource consents, Council hearing and Environment Court resolution.


2012 - Shotover Country

925 lot subdivision – plan change 41, resource consents, Environment Court resolution, engineering design and approval, project management.   In 2015 Clark Fortune McDonald made a successful application for a Special Housing Area.


2011 - Remarkables View, Queenstown Hill

200 lot subdivision – resource consents, engineering design and approval, project management.


2010 - Wakatipu Trails Trust - district wide

Various walking and cycle ways – resource consents, consultation and negotiations with landowners, engineering and earthworks design and setout surveying.


2008 - 11 Plan Changes

11: Definition of ground level
 06: Access widths
 10: Amenity values in high density residential zone
 19: Frankton Flats
 41: Shotover Country

Lake Hayes Estate Ltd

500 lot subdivision, resource consents, engineering design and approval, project management, commercial precinct and comprehensive residential unit complex – resource consents, Council hearing, variations, engineering design



2007 – Lower Shotover Partnership, Shotover River

Gravel extraction consents Shotover River and Crown access agreements


2006 - 09 Bush Creek Investments

Arrowtown retail and supermarket development. Resource consent, Council hearings and resolution of appeals.


2006 - 10 Jacks Point Ltd

Subdivision and land use consents, cadastral survey work


2005 – 09 Motutapu Station - Homestead

Resource consent and Council hearing - stables and farm buildings

Frasers Broadview, Fernhill
27 unit comprehensive residential development. Resource consent, Council hearing and Environment Court evidence


2005 - Scope Resources Limited

Oasis development of 20 residential units and ecological rehabilitation of abandoned quarry.  Resource consent, Council hearing, Engineering design


2000 – 09 Wensley Developments

Resource consent, Council hearings, engineering design, setout surveying
 - The Shore
 - The Club
 - The Beacon
 - Mantra Marina


1994 – 99 Shotover Resort Zone

Plan change
Subdivision and land use consents, cadastral survey work


1988 - 94 Remarkables Village Park

Project management - residential and golf course development, 420 allotments, Scheme Change


1986 – 99 Queenstown Lakes District Council

Submission to Plan Change and Proposed District Plan


1984 - 91 Queenstown Lakes District Council

Nine Scheme Changes to District Plan
 - Rural/Residential Zones
 - Hotel Zones
 - Petrol Station Sites

1982 - 86 New Vale Coal Mine

Management Plan


1981 - 91 Town Planning Applications

Relating to land use and subdivision. Representation through to Planning Tribunal level Southland-Otago area