Senior Solicitor, Wellington
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
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)
Advising Kāinga Ora Homes and Communities
on the legal framework for the different phases of the Specified Development Project process under the Urban Development Act 2020.
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