Environment and resource management law

Environmental and resource management law in New Zealand encompasses the Resource Management Act, the compulsory acquisition of land for public works under the Public Works Act, road stoppings, local government matters, development contributions, heritage protection, consenting under the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf Act, climate change and other related legislation or regulations.

The experience of our members includes acting as counsel before local authorities, Boards of Inquiry, the Environment Court and higher courts including the Supreme Court, on major port and waterfront redevelopments, marine farms, marinas, ferry terminals, water and waste infrastructure including waste water plants and pipelines, airports, major shopping centres, office towers, convention centres, hotels, rail infrastructure, churches, schools, quarries, hospitals and other healthcare facilities, sand extraction, residential subdivision and development.

Our members are able to advise on proposed legislation including appearing before Select Committees of Parliament and preparing submissions on proposed national policy statements, regional policy statements and plans and district plans, and appearing at hearings in support of those submissions.


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