Senior Solicitor, Wellington

Chelsea Easter

Chelsea Easter (2)



Chelsea specialises in resource management, environmental and Māori law.  She advises on a wide range of matters and processes including the consenting of large infrastructure projects.

Chelsea has appeared in the Environment Court, High Court and Court of Appeal.

  • Member of the Resource Management Law Association

Work highlights

Acting for the RiverLink Project partners

on the resource consent applications and notices of requirement for the $700m plus RiverLink project (new Melling interchange and bridge, new flood protection and public transport works, and urban renewal works for the Lower Hutt City centre)

Acting for the Tūpuna Maunga Authority

in the judicial review of the decision under the Tāmaki Collective Redress Act and the Reserves Act to remove exotic trees from Ōwairaka / Mt Albert in Auckland

Advising Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

in relation to the Te Ara o Te Ata: Mt Messenger bypass roading project and the Melling interchange (as part of RiverLink)

Acting for Auckland Transport

in Environment Court proceedings regarding an exploratory archaeological authority issued under the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014

Advising Auckland Light Rail

on the Te Tiriti and mana whenua aspects of the project

Advising Tararua District Council

in Environment Court appeals regarding the reconsenting of its Pahiatua, Eketāhuna and Woodville wastewater infrastructure

Alternate contacts

David Allen

Partner, Wellington

David specialises in all aspects of resource management, environmental and natural resources law and local government law…

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


Paul Beverley

Partner, Wellington

Paul was the National Chair of Buddle Findlay from 2017 to March 2020. Paul specialises in Māori Law, Treaty settlement negotiations…

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


David Randal

Partner, Wellington

David specialises in resource management, environmental and Māori law. He has advised clients at the heart of intensive RMA…

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