Ūawa Reserve High Level Concept Plan Development

Xyst conducted a preliminary site visit to analyse the site and review consultation feedback prior to developing a high-level draft concept plan. This concept plan was reviewed by the community and finalised to produce a high-level concept plan.

Twizel Greenways Tree Planting Plan & Procurement

Ad-hoc plantings through the Twizel Greenways led to issues such as shading of properties, damage to fence lines, and the spread of seedlings. In response, the Mackenzie District Council engaged Xyst to identify and implement a solution. Our team started by conducting GIS mapping of the existing trees to better understand the area. Additionally, the […]

Judd Crescent Reserve Planting Plan and Planting Procurement

Xyst worked with Hutt City Council to develop a planting plan for a recently upgraded reserve at Judd Crescent in Naenae. We chose a suitable native plant palette for the area and developed the landscape planting plan and planting specifications, as well as procuring the plants and planting contractor.

Landscape Architecture

We all have access to public parks and open spaces. Landscape Architecture helps ensure they’re safe, accessible and easy to maintain.

Twizel Sports Field Concept Plans

The Mackenzie District Council engaged Xyst’s landscape architects and support staff to conduct a comprehensive analysis and scoping of two reserves for potential development with sports fields. Staff used standard field measurements and setbacks to help optimise the use of each site. Through this process, detailed concept plans were crafted verifying the suitability of each […]

Leamington Domain Masterplan

Xyst worked in partnership with mana whenua to undertake site analysis with key staff and lessees, a two-stage public engagement process and community board and council engagement. This provided a greater understanding of the key design outcomes and priorities for development. It also strengthened Council’s relationships with mana whenua, lessees and the community and their […]

Pōmare Park – Detailed Design

The work involved developing the concept plan prepared earlier in conjunction with the local Taitā community, the DHB and other stakeholders in to a detailed construction and tender set. Drawings included the development of a Site Context, General Arrangement, Set Out, Demolition, Earthworks, Level and Drainage, and Planting Plans. Xyst also prepared Planting Schedules and […]

Twizel Man Made Hill Development

The Twizel Community requested the transformation of “Man Made Hill”, an untidy mound of spoil from the Ministry of Works days. In response, Xyst crafted a concept plan for review and implementation by the Mackenzie District Council. The project’s primary goals were to engage the community, revegetate the hill, and enhance the existing walking trail. […]

Lake Ruataniwha Reserve Management Plan

Xyst was commissioned by the Mackenzie District Council to develop a Reserve Management Plan (RMP) for the Lake Ruataniwha Reserve, in accordance to the Reserves Act 1977. In the initial phase, Xyst conducted in-depth research into the land’s status and historical background. Critically, key stakeholders were then notified about the intention to formulate the management […]

Mauka Atua Reserve, Design & Development

Xyst took on the task of designing and developing the Mauka Atua Reserve, transforming it into a functional public space. Collaborating closely with the Lake Tekapo Community Board, Xyst identified and incorporated key features into a landscape plan for the reserve. After approval, Xyst project managed the site development, overseeing the project to completion. Over […]

Fairlie Ashes Circle

The team at Xyst were engaged by the Mackenzie District Council to spearhead the development of the Fairlie Cemetery Ashes Circle. The project started with a comprehensive landscaping plan, led by Xyst’s in-house landscape architect. Staff then used these plans to engage with the local community, including Community Board Members, the Fairlie Lions, Veteran’s Affairs, […]

Tina Zheng

As a landscape architect, I provide different types of plans according to the client’s requirements, the characteristics of the site, and make suggestions for future development. In social consultation, I use my graphic skills to help the public understand what kind of place they will have and the future development of the site. I also […]