Key projects

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Acting for Industry

I have acted for a large industrial client to successfully obtain:

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  • Publicly notified consents for a $150M+ new wastewater treatment plant in the Waikato (2021)

  • Resource consents for discharges to air and water from various industrial plants in Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Waikato and Christchurch​                                 

I have provided on-going advice across all areas of environmental law for a range of loyal corporate clients since 2005

I have significant experience in rural industries including forestry and pulp and paper 

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Acting for the airlines (BARNZ)

Examples of work undertaken for BARNZ include:

  • Wellington Airport Proposed Runway Extension Environment Court proceedings

  • Working with the Auckland Airport consenting team on the designation for the second runway (consented 2019)

  • Appeals on the Queenstown District Plan

  • Submissions on the Auckland Unitary Plan and related appeals:-


Self Family Trust v Auckland Council [2018] NZEnvC 49

NZ Building and Projects Ltd v Auckland Council [2017] NZEnvC 175

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Acting for Community Groups / Individuals

Recent projects include:

Acting for Mission Bay Residents - Environment Court proceedings successfully opposing development of a 8 storey complex on Mission Bay waterfront that signicantly exceeded the Unitary Plan height standards.

- Drive Holdings v Auckland Council [2021] NZEnvC 159

Kawau Island Action Society Inc - judicial review proceedings in the High Court succesfully challenging Rod Duke's consent application for a helipad on a boat shed roof at Sentinel Beach.

Kawau Island Action Inc Society v Auckland Council [2018] NZHC 3306

Advising on resource consent applications in residential zones including retirement village and apartment developments

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District and Regional Plan processes

Over 20 years of experience in submitting on district and regional planning documents throughout New Zealand including Environment Court proceedings representing clients such as Carter Holt Harvey Limited, Hancock Forest Management NZ, Oji Fibre Solutions NZ Limited:

- Federated Farmers of NZ Inc v Bay of Plenty Regional Council [2019] NZEnvC 136

- Carter Holt Harvey Ltd v Waikato Regional Council [2011] NZEnvC 380.

- Carter Holt Harvey Ltd v Waikato Regional Council  [2011] NZEnvC 163

I was actively involved in the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan - acting for a number of parties through the submissions and appeals stages of the plan