Environment and Planning

Environment and Planning


It’s about more than just knowing the law, we respect and understand the significance of your decisions and we’ll stand by you through the process.
We work collaboratively with our clients and their teams and assist them to plan well, providing them with a clear understanding of their rights and the various processes projects must navigate through. Our extensive experience working with developers, councils, businesses and community groups means we can and do provide strategic insight and innovative, commercially focused solutions to achieve our client’s end goals. Environmental law can be complex and we understand that you need us to know more than just the law, but also to respect and understand the drivers affecting your decisions.

Environment and Planning

Environmental Law

The environment and the way we protect, manage and use it is multi-faceted. So too are the laws that apply to it.  Environmental law can be complex, but with the right advice it doesn’t need to be.  Our environmental law specialists will help you navigate the regulatory framework to achieve your desired outcomes.

Local Government and Regulation

For all but one year of Govett Quilliam's 130 year existence, we have provided legal services to local authorities. The experience we have gained has given GQ a unique and specialised knowledge of local government law.

Resource Management

Our resource management specialists have significant experience and expertise advising and representing clients in all aspects of resource management law. We advise a variety of clients, including property developers, community groups, individuals and local authorities on all Resource Management Act 1991 processes, from consent applications and plan changes, through to representing clients in mediation, Council hearings and Environment Court appeals, and Board of Inquiry processes.

Environment and Planning Team

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Lauren Wallace
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Rebecca Eaton