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Freeman Environmental is an environmental consultancy specialising in providing advice on environmental quality and water resource management issues under the Resource Management Act.

Mike Freeman, Principal Environmental Scientist & Director


I have over 30 years' experience of applying environmental science and resource management expertise to helping clients to achieve win-win solutions. I have worked as a research scientist, a water quality scientist, policy analyst, water quality specialist, general environmental consultant, contaminated site specialist, and independent Resource Management Act commissioner. I am based in Central Otago and Christchurch.

I have moved to Landpro, based in Cromwell. Please contact me via www.landpro.co.nz

  • Assistance with water permit, discharge permit and land use consent applications.
  • Assistance with water permit applications to replace mining privileges.
  • Advice on using OVERSEER® Nutrient Budgets under the Resource Management Act (RMA) i.e., in regional plans and resource consents.
  • Assistance with applying for land use consents for farming under the Canterbury Land and Water Regional Plan rules.
  • Preparation and auditing of Assessments of Environmental Effects for discharge permit, water permit and related resource consent applications
  • Contaminated site investigations and management advice. I am a Suitably Qualified and Experienced Practitioner (SQEP) able to undertake preliminary and detailed site investigations under the RMA.
  • Preparation and auditing of OVERSEER® Nutrient Budgets to meet regional council requirements
  • Auditing resource consent processes
  • Project management of major consent applications
  • Regional plan development advice, particularly policies and rules
  • Advice on submissions on regional plans and resource consent applications
  • Commissioner and mediation roles
  • Management of consent appeal processes
  • Training on writing rules and consent conditions
  • Resource consent and wider environmental compliance advice
  • Resource management science advice