Auckland Unitary Plan Panel: Rezoning of three large rural lots into single unit housing against
Opposed by Auckland Council. Decisions are final and beyond appeal [2014-2016]

National Trading Co of New Zealand Ltd v Auckland Council
[2011] NZEnvC 128

Protect Piha Heritage Society Inc v Auckland Regional Council and Waitakere City Council ENC
Auckland A015/09, 25 February 2009

Waitakere City Council v Hobsonville Residential Developments Ltd DC Auckland CRI-2007-090-5106, 11 February 2008

Peat v Waitakere City Council ENC
Auckland A082/2004, 14 June 2004

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Recent projects:

  • Working with private sector developers on apartment and subdivisions across Auckland and Central North Island
  • Advising on designations and outline plans *Lead counsel on the drafting and defending plan changes for the former Waitakere City Council, which integrated land-use planning and transport. The plan changes: 
    • Expanded the metropolitan urban limit in the northwest to Massey North and Hobsonville, including the establishment of a new regional centre, to employ and house 8,000 people;
    • Established a new marine industry hub;
    • Introduced provisions for the intensification of New Lynn; and
    • Introduced urban design rules to manage intensive land uses
  • Lead adviser on the establishment of a comprehensive development plan for the new regional centre at Massey North, including relevant designations for infrastructure provision