Lahiru has a Bachelor of Planning from the University of Auckland and has worked as a Planning Consultant for over eight years. He is also a full member of the New Zealand Planning Institute. Lahiru’s professional experience has included a wide range of resource consent applications, including large commercial developments, residential apartments, childcare facilities, public/community facilities, and rural industries.
Lahiru is also experienced in providing professional advice and expert evidence services to a broad range of clients, including local authorities, community and special interest groups. Through the course of his work, Lahiru has made a number of apperances at Council hearings both as reporting planner for local authorities, and on behalf of private clients.