Te Tupu Ngātahi (Supporting Growth) Alliance has won the prestigious ‘Projects Award’ at this year’s Resource Management Law Association (RMLA) awards, held in Queenstown on Friday 8 September.

The Projects Award is awarded when 'the project has made a significant contribution to the advancement of best practice and the implementation of the Resource Management Act’s purpose and principles'.  This year, the RMLA awarded this to Te Tupu Ngātahi programme of work 'for its strategic, long term and collaborative approach to protect the transport network needed to support Auckland's future urban environment'.  

Te Tupu Ngātahi is a collaboration between Auckland Transport (AT), Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency (Waka Kotahi), Auckland Council, Ngā Manawhenua o Tāmaki Makaurau and KiwiRail.  Te Tupu Ngātahi owner participants are AT and Waka Kotahi, and non-owner participants are engineering/planning consultancies AECOM and Beca, and law firms Bell Gully and Buddle Findlay.

Buddle Findlay is proud to be part of the Te Tupu Ngātahi programme of work which is the largest and most complex infrastructure, planning, and engagement undertaking in New Zealand’s history.  The programme consists of more than 80 separate projects across Auckland that identify and protect the strategic transport network needed to support Auckland's future urban environment.  

Jennifer Caldwell, Buddle Findlay partner and alliance legal manager, commented "we are delighted to provide legal advice for this transformational programme.  Working closely with all participants has been a truly collaborative effort and we're proud to be part of a programme that is delivering great outcomes for our Auckland communities".   

The Buddle Findlay team involved in the Te Tupu Ngātahi programme includes partners Jennifer Caldwell and Vanessa Evitt and senior associates Leigh Ziegler, Mathew Gribben, Natalie Summerfield and Lisa Bazalo

Buddle Findlay congratulates the Te Tupu Ngātahi team on this prestigious award. 

To learn more about how Te Tupu Ngātahi is connecting Auckland's future communities, watch this video.