Journey into the Unknown: Update on Auckland’s Proposed Unitary Plan (On Demand)

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Some 95,000 primary submission points have been lodged on the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan, with further submissions due by 22 July. The outcome of the hearings process into those submissions will affect the residential, commercial and leisure aspirations of Aucklanders for years to come as well as providing a robust policy framework for the management of natural and physical resources in the Auckland region. 

This On Demand webinar provides an update on the Proposed Plan since our October 2013 seminar. It will address the timetable and management system for the first tranche of pre-hearing meetings, mediations and hearings; identify key issues and cross-issues that are emerging from the submissions process; and how the bespoke hearings process is likely to operate, having regard to the sheer volume of submissions and the timing constraints imposed by the relevant legislation. Take advantage of this opportunity to hear about what’s happening from lawyers who act for Auckland Council and developers respectively.   

Who should view?

Commercial, property and resource management lawyers. Planning consultants would also benefit from attending.

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Presenters


Jennifer Caldwell

Partner, Buddle Findlay  

Jennifer is a partner in the environment and resource management team. She has extensive experience as a specialist litigator in the Environment Court, High Court and Court of Appeal and has advised a wide range of public and private sector clients on resource management and local government matters.

Jennifer has assisted clients in the local government, health and energy sectors to obtain resource consent for major infrastructure projects, including the America's Cup Viaduct Basin, Auckland City Art Gallery, the Auckland City Hospital, a Tararua Ranges wind farm, and to re-consent the Wairakei geothermal power station. Jennifer was a principal legal adviser to Auckland City Council prior to amalgamation, and is now providing strategic advice to Auckland Council on the development of the first Unitary Plan for Auckland.

 


Sue Simons

Partner, Berry Simons

For more than 25 years, Sue Simons has been at the forefront of Environmental and Resource Management Law, working in every aspect of the specialty. Sue has led precedent-setting cases against development contributions imposed on property developers by Auckland-based councils, provides complex opinion work on aspects of the Resource Management Act (RMA) and frequently works in the difficult areas of heritage scheduling and RMA prosecutions.

Large-scale development work includes the industrial rezoning of Highbrook, the Millwater and Pokeno Village residential developments and commercial projects for Auckland-based development companies. A broad range of large-scale urban planning work includes numerous successful CBD, urban and coastal residential developments, and commercial and mixed use projects.