Victoria specialises in environment and resource management, and local government. Victoria's practice also includes advising clients on concession applications under the Conservation Act 1987.
Victoria has appeared as junior counsel in the Environment Court and High Court on resource consent applications for major projects and plan making processes under the Resource Management Act 1991. Victoria has also been involved in a number of mediations.
Prior to joining Buddle Findlay in 2016, Victoria worked as a planning solicitor for the Treasury Solicitor's Department in London and as a resource management solicitor at another leading New Zealand law firm.
Acting for Horowhenua District Council
on resource consent applications for the Foxton Wastewater Treatment Plant (direct referral to the Environment Court) and on the review of and application to change conditions of consent for the Levin Landfill (council level and appeal proceedings)
Acting for the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand
on appeals on the South Taranaki District Council's proposed district plan
Acting for Westpower
on the concession application for a hydro-electricity generation development on the Waitaha River under the Conservation Act 1987
Acting for the Kāpiti Coast District Council
on the declaratory proceedings concerning the proposed District Plan (Environment Court and High Court level)
Secondment to the NZ Transport Agency legal team in 2017
to advise on resource management, Māori law and general legal issues
Advising Genesis Energy
on Plan Change 16 and the implications for its Lake Tekapo electricity generation assets