Innovation Bites - Planning barriers for prefabricated housing

Innovation Bites - Planning barriers for prefabricated housing

Topic leader: Toni Kennerley - Urban planner and researcher

Topic: Planning barriers for prefabricated housing

Are planning barriers hindering the uptake of prefabricated housing? A project funded by the Building Levy and completed by research firm Planalytics reviewed District Plans in 25 high and medium-growth urban areas to see whether there are inconsistencies in resource consent requirements for prefabricated housing. Join us for this webinar where Toni Kennerley will discuss the results of this research and its implications for the prefab industry.

Toni Kennerley is the Director of Planalytics, a research and monitoring consultancy based in Greytown, Wairarapa. Originally an urban planner, Toni has extensive experience in the housing and urban development sectors in New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and United Arab Emirates. Toni has a Bachelors degree in Resource and Environmental Planning from Massey University and Masters degree in Development and Emergency Practice from Oxford Brookes University. Toni has a wide range of research interests, including housing, community and international development, climate change, recovery after disaster, and urban planning.


PrefabNZ, the heart of innovative construction, are over-the-moon to offer an engaging series of bite-sized webinars to benefit you and your enterprise -- wherever you are.

Providing informal yet informative snappy 45-minute lunchtime learning webinars, held every two weeks on Tuesdays. A new expert introduced every session.

Enjoy 15min quick-fire presentation, followed by a 25min discussion where you get an opportunity to pose your questions to our guest speaker. CPD points available. All registrants will receive a replay link to the recording, including absentees. Absentees are still eligible for CPD points on completion of viewing the replay recording.

Innovation Bites are open and free for PrefabNZ Members and Cluster whanau organisation Members (NZGBC, NZIA, ADNZ, NZIQS, BOINZ, EngineeringNZ).

Informative and relevant, topics will include:

  • Design for manufacture and assembly
  • Investment in your enterprise
  • Gaining CodeMark for prefab design and manufacture processes
  • Future of Technology
  • Leadership
  • Business support
  • Taking a product to Market
  • Financing of prefabs
  • KiwiBuild
  • R&D
  • Collaboration
  • + Topics you suggest

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