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Environmental & Planning Law

There are many facets to Environmental and Planning Law. New Zealand is growing at a rapid rate, particularly in Auckland where demand for housing, infrastructure and services continues to surge.

Threat of climate change, a growing public and corporate consciousness of the many environmental concerns and significant regulatory reform. There are ongoing amendments to the Resource Management Act and environmental legislation, regular changes in national, regional and district policies and rules.

Policy initiatives arising from the Climate Change Commission’s work, the New Zealand Government has made addressing climate change a clear priority. Action on climate change is expected to cut across all industries and sectors, with a greater degree of compliance required, as well as new opportunities to capitalise on.

How We Help

At Dixon & Co Lawyers, we have a team of experienced and creative forward thinkers that will assist clients manage planning and environmental issues. We have substantial experience acting for clients in environmental and resource management proceedings.

We assist where legislation or planning documents impact on what you can or cannot do with your land, business, home, or resources.

We help advise on new resource management related legislation, including impacts on property owners and local authorities, implementing new or amended National Policy Statements and National Environmental Standards.

We assist clients who have met challenges or wish to seize the opportunities to understand the changing legal, regulatory, and political frameworks around urban planning, infrastructure development and environmental issues like freshwater quality and climate change.

ENVIRONMENTAL & PLANNING LAW

Who We Help?

Our expert advice is recommended for anyone including marae, hapū and third parties concerned with the loss or protection of heritage, those seeking to influence council plan changes or gain project approvals. We also help applicants and submitters at council hearings, running complex litigation in the Environment Court, or in the appellate courts.

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