Glenn Pope


Glenn Pope has 14 years’ experience in local government compliance and leadership roles, resource consent monitoring and enforcement, erosion and sediment control, Special Housing Areas, large-scale land and infrastructure development activities and resource consenting.

Glenn’s specialist areas include:

  • Resource consent compliance and RMA enforcement
  • Land development effects assessment and management
  • Ecological restoration techniques and offsetting
  • Erosion and sediment control
  • Management of construction effects
  • Local government regulatory processes and statutory approvals under the Resource Management Act 1991 and Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Act 2013.
  • Working knowledge of local government regulatory processes
  • Auckland Unitary Plan rules
  • Auckland University of Technology - Bachelor of Applied Science – 2003
  • Stream Ecological Valuation (SEV) – Auckland Council – 2013
  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) – Auckland Council - 2014
  • Stormwater Management, Treatment and Design (TP10) – BECA – 2013
  • Chemical Treatment Workshop – Auckland Regional Council – 2010
  • Erosion and Sediment Control for Plan Preparers(TP90) – Auckland Regional Council – 2007
  • Regulatory Compliance Certificate - Government Regulatory Practice Initiative - 2017
  • First Line Management Certificate - Learning State - 2012
  • Bay of Plenty Polytechnic – Diploma in Marine Studies - 2001
  • GMP Consulting Ltd – Director and Environmental Consultant; sub-contractor to RidleyDunphy Environmental Limited (from 1 May 2017)
  • Auckland Council: Team Leader, Western Incidents and Monitoring, Resource Consents (Sept 2016 – April 2017)
  • Auckland Council: Senior Compliance Advisor, Special Housing Areas, Housing Project Office (July 2014 – Sept 2016)
  • Auckland Council: Senior Environmental Monitoring Advisor, Western Resource Consents (2010 to July 2014)
  • Waitakere City Council: Environmental Monitoring Advisor, Resource Consents (2006 - 2010)
  • Foundation Engineering: Geotechnical Engineering Technician (2003 - 2004)


  • Team Leader for Auckland Council’s western compliance team investigating and resolving Resource Consent, RMA and Unitary Plan breaches (2016 - 2017)
  • Developed and implemented a collaborative compliance monitoring and enforcement strategy for the oversight of development of Special Housing Areas in the Auckland region under the Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Act HASHAA (2014 - 2017)
  • Processed comprehensive earthworks resource consents and acted as Auckland Council’s earthworks specialist across multiple qualifying development resource consents in Special Housing Areas (2014 - 2016)
  • Provision of specialist earthworks and streamworks compliance monitoring as part of Auckland Council’s resource consents compliance unit (2010 – 2017)
  • Provision of earthworks input and resource consent monitoring for Auckland Council and Waitakere City Council on various district and regional consent developments (2006 – 2016)
  • Oversaw the successful transfer of compliance functions between different Council departments during restructuring of Special Housing Area responsibilities (2016)
  • Operational understanding of the Auckland Unitary Plan (OIP) (2013 – current)
  • Specialist in housing affordability criteria compliance under the Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Act (2014 – current)
  • Working understanding of the full regulatory approval process for land development activities from 11 years in local government
  • Provision of geotechnical sampling, testing and reporting for Foundation Engineering (2003 – 2004)


  • Responsible for overseeing and provision of all compliance monitoring in Special Housing Areas across Auckland’s major development projects – Hobsonville Point; Flat Bush; Hingaia; Tamaki Transformation; Scott Point; Waimahia Inlet; Huapai Triangle; Whenuapai Village; Great North Road, Grey Lynn; Khyber Pass, Newmarket; Ngati Whatua o Orakei; Silverdale; Takanini; Oraha Road, Kumeu; New Lynn; numerous Housing New Zealand developments (2014 – 2017)
  • Part of a multi-disciplinary team (Housing Project Office – Auckland Council) delivering complex housing development regulatory approvals and construction monitoring across all Special Housing Areas in the Auckland region (2014 – 2016)
  • Processed comprehensive earthworks and contaminated soil remediation qualifying development HASHAA resource consent for over 20Ha of residential land development within the Scott Point Special Housing Area (2016)
  • Processed comprehensive earthworks and contaminated soil HASHAA resource consent for installation of bulk wastewater line servicing up to 6000 new homes in the Flat Bush Strategic Special Housing Area (2014)
  • Provision of specialist earthworks technical input and acted as the expert witness for Auckland Council for Whenuapai Village Special Housing Area HASHAA plan change and qualifying development consents (2014 – 2015)
  • Processed resource consent for spreading of topsoil over 2.9Ha of future parkland at Onekiritea, Bomb Point, Hobsonville Point
  • Provision of specialist earthworks assessment on various qualifying development HASHAA resource consent applications across the Auckland region as part of the Special Housing Area consenting team at Auckland Council (2014 – 2016)
  • Provision of specialist advice and resource consent processing of minor applications for Waitakere City Council (2006 – 2010)


  • Developed and implemented Auckland Council’s Special Housing Area compliance policy following implementation of the Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Act and Auckland Council signing a Housing Accord with central government (2014)
  • Reviewed and standardised Auckland Council’s resource consent conditions for use by Council’s Planners across all Special Housing Areas in the Auckland region (2014)
  • Operational use of the Auckland Unitary Plan since notification in 2013 during rollout of Special Housing Areas and subsequently as a Compliance Team Leader for Auckland Council (2013 – current)
  • Leading the implementation of Auckland Council’s risk-based compliance policy in the Western Compliance team (2016 – 2017)
  • Implementation of a Statutory Declaration policy for purchasers of affordable housing in Special Housing Areas in the Auckland region (2016)
Glenn Pope