Professionals

The professionals at SPG are dedicated to providing the best possible advice to clients.

The skills and experience are extensive and diverse. SPG works in a collaborative manner with a range of other professional disciplines and with statutory authorities. SPG takes great pride in adopting excellent communication on any given project.

Scott Freeman

Scott Freeman

Scott has over 18 years experience as a resource management planner. Scott started his planning career with the Queenstown Lakes District Council in 1997 and moved into private practice in 1999. Scott started Southern Planning Group in 2003.

Scott has worked for a range of private and public clients with highly varying development aspirations throughout the South Island. Such work has entailed a significant number of appearances as an expert witness in both Council and Environment Court hearings, for both consenting and policy planning matters.

Scott is based in our Queenstown office.

E: scott@southernplanning.co.nz
M: 021 335 998

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Sean Dent

Sean Dent

Sean Dent joined SPG in 2007 after previously working for the QLDC as a  resource consents planner and compliance officer and subsequently became a Director of SPG in 2017.

Sean has 14 years experience undertaking a variety of planning work at SPG for both private and public sector clients. The wide variety of planning work Sean undertakes includes obtaining various approvals throughout the South Island via the Resource Management Act 1991, the Conservation Act 1987 and the Land Act 1948 including DOC Concessions and LINZ Recreation Permits. Sean’s extensive and varied work streams have included a number of appearances as an expert witness in both Council and Environment Court hearings, for both consenting and policy planning matters.

Sean leads SPG’s Cromwell office and also services Queenstown and Wanaka.

E: sean@southernplanning.co.nz
M: 021 946 955

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Alex Dunn

Alex Dunn

Alex started his planning career at Westland District Council in 2014 after graduating from Lincoln University and now has over seven years’ experience. Alex made the move to Queenstown in 2017 where he continued to gain experience in local government through working with the Queenstown Lakes District Council. During his time in local government, Alex dealt with a wide range of consenting matters from commercial developments, rural subdivisions, as well as large scale residential subdivisions.

Prior to moving to SPG, Alex held a Team Leader role within the subdivision and development contributions department at Queenstown Lakes District Council, in which he gained considerable experience in dealing with all aspects of the subdivision process. Alex always looks for the most practical solution for any issue that may arise through the consenting process.



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Queenstown Office
PH: 03 409 0140

Cromwell Office
PH: 021 946 955

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