We create attractive and functional outdoor and open spaces that enhance the well-being of people -  customers, staff, and communities. Our approach provides long-lasting value by shaping the natural and built environment in a sensitive and aesthetically pleasing way.

Landscape architecture services

  • Planning and design
  • Construction
  • Maintenance
  • Project management through every stage of the planning, design, and construction process
  • Liaising with other service providers, designers, engineers and contractors
  • Stakeholder management and communication
  • Managing budgets and on-time delivery
  • Application and management of consent processes


We design high performing, sustainable landscapes that meet consent requirements, fit project budgets, delight customers, and become valuable business or community assets.

We work with businesses, private clients, central and local government to create beautiful and functional outdoor spaces that work for their customers.

Our expertise spans the whole project management process from project definition and scope, detailed landscape planning and design, procurement, works and scope management, onsite supervision and project delivery. We can also provide ongoing maintenance and care. By working closely with our clients to understand the desired outcomes, and applying our technical knowledge and project management processes, we can facilitate a successful project from start to finish.


Landscape Architecture Team

Our Landscape Architecture Team provides services in master planning, landscape detailing, and project management. 

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Professional Services Team Leader

Belinda leads Nelmac's Professional Services team, providing project management, reporting and tender support along with customer, community and commercial board liaison. She has a cross disciplinary background with a particular interest in public open space design, ecological and engineering-based projects. After graduating in 1991, Belinda began her career with Wellington City Council.  Projects that Belinda is particularly proud of include Wellington’s Civic Square development, Otari Native Botanic Garden redevelopment, Wellington Botanic Garden Redevelopment and Oakwood’s Village redevelopment in Richmond, Nelson.


Senior Landscape Architect - Registered

Lance has worked throughout Canterbury and the top of the South Island since 2004. He has experience with master planning, concept design, landscape and visual assessments, construction detailing and contract documentation, and design for engineering and ecological projects. At Nelmac, Lance works on a range of projects including residential gardens, subdivision developments, urban spaces, public reserves and playgrounds. His more recent projects include The Suter Art Gallery (Te Aratoi O Whakatῡ) renovation, Rutherford Park redevelopment, Manuka Street Hospital Assessment of Landscape and Visual Effects and Bythell Place Urban Design. Lance is an NZILA Registered Landscape Architect and is currently Secretary of the NZILA.

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Senior Landscape Architect
(BLA Hons)

Sharyn has been a landscape architect since 1998 and her experience includes five years working in New York. After returning to New Zealand,  she spent nine years with Opus NZ in Christchurch, where she was involved in numerous large-scale roading projects for the NZ Transport Agency. Sharyn has also carried out many projects for local authorities and schools - playgrounds, park designs, restoration plans and waterway enhancement. Of particular note is the preparation of numerous reserve management plans for Selwyn District Council and various urban design projects like the Hanmer Springs Main Street Redevelopment. Sharyn has a passion for all things sustainable.

The team went well beyond what was asked of them with friendly professionalism at all times. We couldn’t have asked for more and would recommend Nelmac services for a professional, all-inclusive project completed on time and with good service.
— Port Hills Villa owners