Expertise

Environment and resource management

Buddle Findlay has a leading resource management and environmental law practice with specialist teams in all three offices. We are known for our 'can do' attitude and ability to work effectively with both clients and their consultants.

Overview

We have one of New Zealand's leading resource management and environmental law practices with specialist teams in each of our three offices.

Our lawyers are specialists in all aspects of resource management and environmental law and we advise clients on the full spectrum of Resource Management Act processes ranging from large infrastructure projects to national and local policy development.  Our practice includes conservation and Māori law, as well as advising on central and local government processes.

Our team is known for its "can do" attitude and ability to work effectively with clients, their consultants and collaboratively with the community.

We were named winner of the Resource Management and Environment Law Award at the 2013 New Zealand Law Awards.



Work highlights

Advising the Crown

on its 'All of Government' submission (on behalf of 22 government departments and agencies) on the proposed Christchurch Replacement District Plan

Advising Auckland Council

on the hearings of its Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan

Advising the NZ Transport Agency

on numerous roading designation and consenting projects including: the designation of State Highway 20B in Manukau, Auckland; the widening of SH16 (North West Motorway); the East/West Connection Project; the Rangiriri Section of the Waikato Expressway; the Peke Peka to North Ōtaki and North Ōtaki to North Levin sections of the Wellington Northern Corridor Roads of National Significance; the Petone to Grenda project; the Wellington Petone to Ngauranga cycleway project; Russley Road widening and interchange and Northern Arterial and QE2 four laning (part of the Christchurch Motorways Roads of National Significance and the Caversham road widening project in Dunedin

Advising Boards of Inquiry

in respect of the Tukituki Catchment proposal (dam and irrigation project), Ruakura Development Plan Change Request (inland port and commercial/industrial hub), and New Zealand King Salmon proposal (including appearing before the Supreme Court)

Advising Contact Energy

on the successful consenting of the Waitahora and Hauāuru mā raki wind farms; the Te Mihi and Tauhara 2 geothermal power stations; the Stratford thermal peaker stations; the reconsenting of the Clutha River hydro-electricity scheme (the Clyde and Roxburgh dams, and Lake Hawea Control Gates); the reconsenting of the Wairakei, Pohipi and Ohaakai geothermal power stations; and changes to consent conditions and lapse periods for the Otahuhu Thermal power stations

Advising Central Plains Water and the Central Plains Water Trust

on the establishment of what will be New Zealand’s largest irrigation scheme, including advising on significant resource consent and designation processes, and appearing in appeals to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court
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Our team

Alanya Limmer

Alanya Limmer

Partner, Christchurch

Alanya specialises in environment and resource management law and local government law. Alanya has earned a one of Canterbury’s most...

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  • M +64 21 812 811

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David Allen

David Allen

Partner, Wellington

David specialises in all aspects of resource management, environmental and natural resources law and local government law. He is a...

  • DDI +64 4 462 0423
  • M +64 21 955 744

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David Randal

David Randal

Partner, Wellington

David specialises in resource management, environmental and conservation law, public law, general civil litigation and Māori law. He...

  • DDI +64 4 462 0450
  • M +64 21 742 863

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Jennifer Caldwell

Jennifer Caldwell

Partner, Auckland
Board of Management

Jennifer specialises in environment and resource management, and local government, with extensive experience as a strategic adviser...

  • DDI +64 9 358 7034
  • M +64 21 624 162

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Patrick Mulligan

Patrick Mulligan

Partner, Auckland

Patrick specialises in environment and resource management, local government, and public law. Patrick advises on a wide range of...

  • DDI +64 9 357 9396
  • M +64 21 662 142

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Paul Beverley

Paul Beverley

Partner, Wellington
National Chairman

Paul specialises in resource management planning and consenting processes, Māori Law and Treaty Settlement negotiations. He appears...

  • DDI +64 4 462 0406
  • M +64 21 276 9322

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