• Providing ongoing advice on a range of matters under the Resource Management Act 1991.
  • Providing advice on a range of regulatory matters arising from the Canterbury Earthquake residential rebuild, primarily related to contaminated land, flood management areas, and existing use rights.
  • Preparation of resource consent and plan change applications.
  • Project managing case preparation at both the Council and Environment Court level, including evidence preparation and strategy.
  • Providing representation at Council hearings and the Environment Court for applicants and submitters on resource consent applications and plan changes.
  • Assisting in environmental enforcement proceedings, both in defending prosecutions and providing strategic advice to local authorities around enforcement action.
  • Providing advice on development contributions, including the ability to challenge development contributions.
  • Completing environmental due diligence review for land and commercial purchases.

Certain of the above matters were handled by Kate prior to joining DLA Piper.