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Gyles Bendall

General Manager Design & Place

Gyles has a background in landscape architecture with extensive experience in strategic planning, project management, master-planning, urban development and all facets of public realm design and development.

The Design and Place directorate is responsible for the delivery of quality urban design with an integrated place-led approach to regeneration. The team works across the organisation and extensively with the wider council family, mana whenua and local communities.

Gyles is highly proficient in local government including legislation, operational requirements and the political landscape.

During his time at Auckland Council he prepared the City Centre Masterplan and was heavily involved in a range of projects that supported the transformation of the city centre to realise its vision. This included being Auckland Council’s lead on Te Ara I Whiti – Light Path, which was a bold and collaborative project between NZTA, Auckland Transport and council.

Gyles believes that Eke Panuku has a great opportunity and privilege as a regeneration agency to work closely with communities to create a better quality of life and to realise the Eke Panuku vision of creating spaces that Aucklanders love.