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Resource management law

Resource management law

When it comes to environmental matters, we’re the leaders in the resource management law field.

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Our years of experience have provided an intrinsic understanding of The Resource Management Act, and the use of natural and physical resources in our environment and within the bounds of district and regional plans.

We provide advice on all aspects of resource management law and how it relates to your business or property, including:

  • Obtaining resource consents, plan changes, certificates of compliance and existing use, designations or other environmental approvals
  • Preparation and advice on district and regional plans, policy statements, and submissions on plan changes
  • Compliance and liability issues including defending enforcement proceedings and resource management prosecutions
  • Consents for large scale activities including quarrying and intensive farming
  • Interpretation of district and regional plan requirements
  • Applications to extend resource consents
  • Due diligence for property transactions
  • The interrelationship of Treaty of Waitangi and resource management law, and implications for landowners and iwi
  • Coastal issues
  • Representation at Local Authority, Environment Court, District and High Court hearings and at Boards of Inquiry
  • Preparation and presentation of submissions in opposition to resource management applications
  • Strategic, policy and practical advice on resource management issues

Read our articles on resource management law

What does it mean to give your affected party approval under the Resource Management Act 1991?

When an activity such as development of a site or a change in the use of land is happening near to you, the Resource Management Act 1991 section 95E provides that the local authority can decide on whether to give limited notification to the proposal or to publicly notify the proposal.

The Times-They-are-a-Changin’- The new Climate Change Adaptation Act

With the Government now confirming the repeal and replacement of the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA), in this article Jay explores what we can expect from the Climate Change Adaptation Act (CCAA).
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