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Our Story

Professional. Knowledgeable. Connected.

Based in Blenheim, Marlborough, Remac Consulting provides comprehensive resource management services to those seeking professional, committed and efficient expertise.

Our clients are property owners, business owners, developers, farmers, viticulturists, horticulturists, wine companies, marine farmers, legal professionals, building professionals, water companies, surveyors, engineers, architects, investors, community groups and district and regional councils. This diverse group all use Remac as platform to meet their obligations under the Resource Management Act 1991. We live and breathe that process – so you don’t have to.

Our professionally-qualified team have experience with due diligence, coastal permits in the Marlborough Sounds, industrial, residential,  rural and coastal subdivision,  plus a huge range of projects requiring land use consents, discharge permits and water permits for irrigation and commercial use.

We are an all-round resource management consulting firm, helping our clients across all the main areas of resource management services.

We’re relationship-driven – so you’re never just a number to us. Our goals are your goals and we always aim for effective solutions. We have a proven track record of success and a developing reputation as the firm that “just gets it done”.

Who We Are

The resource consent process can be a minefield. At Remac Consulting we have the knowledge and expertise to guide your project through this phase. We are used to coordinating and working with other professionals and stakeholders to achieve solutions. We take satisfaction in being professional, knowledgeable, concise and efficient.


Professionally-qualified and a member of the New Zealand Planning Institute, you can be rest assured that we will provide quality work and solutions. The resource consent process is fluid, therefore we are quick to adapt and always strive achieve your goals quickly and efficiently. Saving you time and money, and leaving you more time to focus on your area of expertise.


We have extensive resource management experience across all consent types. We have worked within council and have a thorough knowledge of consenting and strategic planning processes.


Our approach is all about building effective relationships. We maintain strong strategic alliances with Regional and District Councils, legal firms, local iwi, water companies, engineers, surveyors, architects and others. Working effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team is a key factor for successful outcomes.

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Meet our Team

Put a face to the names…

Ed Chapman-Cohen

Ed Chapman-Cohen


ed@remacconsulting.co.nz | 03 577 1925

Ed has 14 years resource management and property development consulting experience in the Marlborough, Nelson, Tasman, Kaikoura, Buller, Hurunui and Canterbury districts, including time contracted to the Marlborough District Council as a Planning Officer.

Ed has managed the integration of a diverse range of development projects into the regional and national planning framework. Projects of note include rezoning of the Springlands Mall complex, expansion of the Cloudy Bay winery, expansion the Treasury Wine Estates / Matua winery and expansion of the Chateau Marlborough Hotel.

Ed comes from a rural background and combines significant experience with an understanding of practical considerations.

Ed holds a Bachelor of Resource Management from Lincoln University, is a full member of the New Zealand Planning Institute and has recently completed certification in “Farm Dairy Effluent: System Design And Management” from Massey University.

When he’s not in work mode Ed can be found coaching a JAB team for the Moutere Rugby Club or diving, sailing and fishing in the Marlborough Sounds with his young family.

Anna Straker

Anna Straker

BA (Geography and History) and Masters in Regional and Resource Management.

anna@remacconsulting.co.nz | 03 577 1925

Prior to Attending the University of Otago, Anna grew up on cropping, sheep and dairy farms in Canterbury and Otago.

Anna’s qualifications paved the way into a career that has included working as a Treaty Claims researcher and a Resource Management Officer for the Marlborough District Council – focusing primarily on land use and subdivision consents.

Anna put her formal career on hold for several years to start a family. However, she kept her professional skills active during this time through involvement with Plunket and as a Board member of the Marlborough Kindergarten Association.

More recently Anna has undertaken contract work for the Marlborough District Council helping develop the new Regional Plan.  Since joining Remac in 2014, Anna has consulted on water permits for the Ugbrooke Water Scheme, coastal permit re-validations for the Waikawa Boatsheds and several complex rural subdivision / boundary adjustment proposals.

Outside work Anna enjoys family time and is often volunteering at various events for Witherlea School where she is on the current Board of Trustees.

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