Eliot Sinclair strives to enable diverse and inclusive communities to flourish. Communities where people feel a sense of place and connection.

Kakapo is a place that reflects Eliot Sinclair’s company values of Empowering Support and Ethical Solutions, balancing the social, cultural and economic outcomes to enable a unique development with a strong identity.


A strong emphasis on connection

Eliot Sinclair’s Urban design team created the foundational master plan, with design narrative support from Debbie Tikao and Traffic Design Group (now Stantec) to resolve the transport network. This plan provided a diverse range of living environments that effectively balanced affordability, promoted a variety of architectural forms, and catered to the needs of both building companies and community home providers. A strong emphasis on connection to open space and expansive views along the Paparua Stream corridor - a future restoration project, was fundamental to the vision.

Urban Design

Enabling innovative new communities to grow.

We are thrilled to recently see Karamū Residences - delivered by Kāinga Maha and Home NZ taking out the top prize for the Community and Affordable Housing project at the New Zealand Property Council Awards. It clearly builds on the masterplan for this community and is a significant validation of Ngai Tahu Property's initial vision, and the ability of our experienced team to deliver the underlying plan that enables innovative new communities to grow.

Read more on our involvement with Karamū Residential Subdivision here.

We look forward to the future neighbourhoods at the Riccarton Park Development, and what other exciting opportunities and innovative built environment responses there will no doubt be.

ngai tahu property

  • Ngāi Tahu Property
  • Land Development
  • Urban design
  • Landscape architecture
  • Civil and infrastructure engineering
  • Geotech engineering
  • Three waters engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Land surveying
Partner consultants
  • Traffic Design Group
  • Resource Management Group
  • Kamomarsh (detailed landscape design)
  • Debbie Tikao (formerly Matapopore Charitable Trust, now Tipu Design)
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- Eliot Sinclair have provided a range of urban design, planning, surveying, engineering and landscape architectural services for many of Ngāi Tahu Property’s developments for more than two decades.

Their work is consistently outstanding. Whether providing excellent project management, engineer design and geotechnical assessments, or supplying high-quality drone footage for marketing purposes, Eliot Sinclair’s services continue to evolve and provide value and insight across many aspects of our projects.

Ngāi Tahu Property looks forward to continuing our strong working relationship with Eliot Sinclair which has been evident in all our projects together -

Ngāi Tahu Property