Resource Management Law

Webb Farry’s Resource Management team has a reputation built upon its ability to work effectively with developers, councils, corporates and rural interests, particularly in a South Island context.

Shelley Chadwick, who has over 7 years' experience dedicated to extensive local government and resource management matters, leads this team and can advise on all aspects of the Resource Management Act – including resource consent applications, plan changes, designations and subdivisions.

Examples of Webb Farry’s work with clients

  • Acting for landowners in respect of changes to District and Regional Plans at council level and before the Environment Court. Examples include securing rezoning of more than 1000 hectares of rural land near Lake Ohau, in High Country Rosehip Orchards Ltd v Mackenzie District Council
  • Acting for Otago-based Runanga on appeals against Plan Change 6A to the Otago Regional Plan: Water
  • Advising landowners, resource users and submitters on resource consent applications before councils and the Environment Court, including subdivision consents and discharges to air and water
  • Assisting the Macraes Flat community (Macraes Community Incorporated) to negotiate amendments and resolve issues in respect of Phase III of the Macraes goldmine
  • Acting for consent authorities on appeals to the Environment Court and judicial reviews of resource management decisions, including Upland Landscape Protection Society Inc v Central Otago District Council

"Our clients are dealing with complex resource management issues and undertaking often challenging developments. Our job is to help them achieve the best outcomes."

Shelley Chadwick LLB, BA - Associate

Webb Farry’s Resource Management Law team

Shelley Chadwick