Natalie specialises in resource management, environmental and local government law.
She has represented public and corporate clients with large-scale infrastructure projects, property developments, commercial contracts and due diligence investigations.
Natalie advises government agencies involved in major infrastructure projects, with a particular focus on roading, working with in-house counsel, project managers, planners and technical experts.
With extensive experience on regional and district plan reviews and a sound understanding of planning rules, Natalie provides clients with strategic advice about the use and development of their properties.
Natalie also has experience in Resource Management Act prosecutions, providing strategic advice to help avoid prosecutions and defending clients when the unfortunate happens.
Prior to joining Buddle Findlay, Natalie worked as a resource management solicitor at two other leading New Zealand law firms.
- Member of the New Zealand Resource Management Law Association
- Women's Infrastructure Network Auckland Chapter committee member
Advising Auckland Transport and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
on Te Tupu Ngātahi Supporting Growth Alliance for the Airport to Botany Bus Rapid Transit Network
Advising Kāinga Ora-Homes and Communities
on the implementation of the NPS-UD and ISPP planning workstream in Auckland, Wellington and Kāpiti
Acting for Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
on several projects including the Longswamp and Hamilton Bypass sections of the Waikato Expressway, Northern Corridor Improvements, Te Puna Memorial Hall designation and other state highway projects across New Zealand
Acting for Kāinga Ora-Homes and Communities
on resource consent applications in Hastings and Kāpiti
Advising Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
on the Thames-Coromandel District Plan and Auckland Unitary Plan (operative in part)
Advising a major retirement village provider
in relation to resource consent applications for retirement village developments across New Zealand