About

If there is one thing you need to know about us, it’s that since 1999 we have been trusted by the major players in the New Zealand economy: organisations such as KiwiRail, Hawkes Bay Airport, Ministry of Corrections,Wellington International Airport, CentrePort, the Ministry of Justice, Fairfax, Wellington City Council, Ministry of Education and The Co-operative Bank.

We are experts in our field, providing independent project management services to corporate and government clients, specialising in planning and managing building and infrastructure developments. Our service ethos is a great client experience, whether it is a short-term commission to solve a major problem like a generator to power Wellington’s Dock Wharf temporarily while 4 x 11,000-volt cables are turned off whilst maintenance is carried out to the wharf, or the long-term delivery of a new international passenger terminal for Wellington Airport.

These projects are delivered by our passionate people, who are driven and ambitious and come to work at Impact because of the quality of the projects and the team environment. Our culture is about outstanding client service, learning from each other and having fun in the process. We don’t take ourselves too seriously, but our projects are our passion and we take their successful delivery as a personal and collective goal.

When Impact becomes part of your team, you get an independent service; we don’t design, construct or supply. We lead your project to provide you with the best and most cost-effective outcome using the most appropriate method of delivery.

Impact has been in business for 15 years. Contributing to Impact’s success in project management are our level and breadth of experience in quantity surveying, architecture and building.

“It’s people and their experience that deliver successful projects, not spreadsheets, drawings or programs. People who are experts in project management join Impact to be part of a team who are passionate about delivering successful projects for their clients.”


Meet the Director

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Garth Palmer

Garth Palmer

Born in New Zealand, Garth moved to Brisbane, Australia in the early 1980s where he completed his secondary and university education. The boom and bust cycle of Queensland provided many opportunities for big project experience, including Central Plaza, a 40-storey commercial high-rise located in Brisbane, programming for the $1 billion Hope Island Resort on the Gold Coast, and numerous shopping centres throughout southern Queensland.

However, the pull home to New Zealand was too great, and in 1992 Garth and his wife moved back to Wellington.

Te Papa beckoned, and programming $125 million of separate contracts in nearly four years resulted in the completion of Wellington’s biggest international tourism draw card. As project manager for the conversion of the historic MLC Building in Lambton Quay to apartments, Garth received a Highly Commended Award in 1997 from the NZIOB (New Zealand Institute of Building).

But the desire to ‘do his own thing’ resulted in the start-up of Impact in 1999. Since that time the company has prospered delivering exceptional service to blue chip corporations. Highlights include Project Director for Wellington Airports $60m terminal expansion and the $63m National Library redevelopment.

Watch Garth’s interview on TVNZ’s AMP Business programme on 26 September 2011.

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Client testimonials

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CentrePort

 

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CentrePort

“CentrePort is a vital contributor to the New Zealand economy and as such we are constantly investigating new business initiatives and operating efficiencies. Impact has become a key part of our team and is playing a major role in the planning and delivery of strategically important projects. We demand high standards of service, concise and timely reporting and strategic thinking that align with our objectives. Impact more than meets this need.”

– Nick Wareham, General Manager, Property and Infrastructure, CentrePort

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Department of Conservation

“It was always going to be a challenge to build New Zealand’s first green building; we all had a lot to learn. However, Impact had an excellent reputation for understanding and meeting client requirements, so we were confident the project would be in good hands. The result has exceeded our expectations, setting a new standard for environmentally sustainable design in New Zealand – and Impact played a key role in making it happen.”

– Dave Alcock, Project Manager, Department of Conservation

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Fairfax Media/Dominion Post

“At The Dominion Post and Fairfax Media we have developed a first-class relationship with Impact that has been based on a number of years of excellent service, superior advice and guidance and very professional and skilled key staff. Impact have come to understand our business and always make it their priority to work closely with us as the client to achieve the best and most cost-effective results with minimal disruption to the production of a daily newspaper. We are happy to endorse them.”

– Paul Elenio, General Manager, Fairfax Central Region

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Ministry of Education

“Impact showed real initiative when challenged with such a time conscious project. They offered insight into cost reducing measures, and free flowing collaboration between the many specialist consultants required to deliver on time.”

– Lawrence Joseph, Case Manager, Ministry of Education

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JR Duty Free

“Impact and JR Duty Free formed an excellent and efficient partnership to deliver our new arrivals, departures and landside tenancies at Wellington International Airport. Impact’s existing relationships with airport management and contractors ensured good communication and a streamlined process. Impact’s professional and proactive management skills, in-house design capability, problem-solving skills and ‘can-do’ attitude provided JR Duty Free with confidence, reliability and a great built outcome for the new JR Duty Free tenancies in Wellington.”

– Roger Winnewisser, General Manager Sales and Buying NZ, JR Duty Free

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KiwiRail

“I have worked with Impact since 2005. As Advisor to Wellington International Airport Limited, I worked closely with Impact in their role as Project Director for the International Terminal Development. Since Impact’s appointment to manage the additional Substations for KiwiRail’s Wellington Region Rail Project, they have rapidly become an indispensable member of my team. They have proven to be proactive, hands-on Project Managers whom I can trust to resolve the intricate issues associated with construction within an operational rail environment. I highly recommend Impact.”

– David Gordon, Programme Director, KiwiRail, Wellington Region Rail Programme

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Ministry of Justice

“Impact have showed excellent understanding and developed a good relationship with both the National Office and Courthouse Project teams in dealing with the complex issues of a working courthouse. This understanding is successfully delivering the project within the programme and under budget.”

– Jeff Halmshaw, Property Project Manager, Ministry of Justice

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The National Library of New Zealand

“Impact has worked hard to understand the objectives and needs of the Library’s modernisation programme. The complexity of dealing with a building that contains New Zealand’s documentary heritage collections is challenging, but Impact is meeting this challenge professionally. We have developed a strong working relationship with Impact and they have become critical members of our team.”

– Rob Stevens, Programme Manager, New Generation Implementation Programme, National Library of New Zealand

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The Co-operative Bank

“In Impact, The Co-operative Bank has found another genuine partner; an attribute we have valued in all our relationships throughout our 78-year history. Impact understands our values, our strategy and our business requirements. We are delighted with our relationship.”

– Girol Karacaoglu, former Chief Executive Officer, The Co-operative bank

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St Laurence

“Since the selection of Impact on the back of strong references, they have proven that my choice of Project Manager has been the right one. They have added real value during a complex and risky project and their advice has kept the project and the team on track to achieve my objectives. I trust them implicitly to meet my objectives and budgets and would not hesitate to use their skills again.”

– Mike O’Sullivan, Director of Boulcott Village Apartments

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Unisys

“Unisys NZ Ltd has engaged Impact on numerous occasions over the past seven years. Regardless of the size or complexity of the project Impact have always delivered a professional service. In today’s fast-moving marketplace, having building or construction work completed to schedule and on budget is critical to everyone’s success. We have never been disappointed.”

– Mark Wendelken, Kapiti Data Centre, Unisys

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Wellington City Council

“As Engineer to the Contract for the Midland Park Project, Impact has shown a high level of professionalism and commitment to service. Their varied backgrounds and level of expertise allows them to provide sound advice and rational decisions in a timely fashion.”

– Bruce Moorman, Project Manager, Wellington City Council

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Wellington International Airport Limited

“Wellington Airport is in a growth phase, implementing its 2030 Master Plan which includes key areas of passenger and freight growth, terminal and runway development and integrated land use. In addition, the airport is a challenging environment, handling over five million passengers, 365 days per year and on a very compact site. Impact has always responded to our very challenging goals. Whether it is a retail fit out, or a $60 million terminal redevelopment, they constantly deliver. They provide genuine leadership to our projects, achieve outstanding results and are considered an integral part of our organisation.”

– John Howarth, Chief operating Officer, Wellington International Airport Limited

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Memberships and associations

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New Zealand Concrete Society

Alex Gray, Senior Project Manager, is a current member and past President of the New Zealand Concrete Society.

Alex is also Chair of the judging panel for the biannual Enduring Concrete Awards.

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New Zealand Cement & Concrete Association

Alex Gray, Senior Project Manager, is a past Board member of the New Zealand Concrete Society.

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The Institute of Professional Engineers, New Zealand

Alex Gray, Senior Project Manager, is a Fellow of the Institution of Professional Engineers.

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The Project Management Institute, New Zealand (PMINZ)

Barry Conroy, Project Manager, is a subscribing member of the Project Management Institute, New Zealand.

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Wellington Employers' Chamber of Commerce

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Wellington Employers Chamber of Commerce

Impact Project Management is invested in the professional development and wellbeing of it’s employees, taking every opportunity to broaden networks and educate it’s people.

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