Environmental and Resource Management Law


Header Environmental Law

Issues relating to the sustainability and management of the environment can impact on your interests in numerous ways.

The purpose of the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) is to promote the sustainable management of natural and physical resources. It is the primary piece of legislation that sets out how we manage our environment.

This includes how you want to use your property, including issues relating to air, soil, fresh water and coastal marine areas. The RMA also regulates land use and is integral to planning for land development.

Our experienced legal team has extensive practical and legal knowledge to assist you in dealing with what are often complex and difficult issues. We can assist with:

  • Resource consent process
  • Breaches and interpretation of council plans
  • Submissions on plan changes
  • Enforcement procedures under the RMA
  • Designation processes
  • Environment court proceedings, including mediation and court hearings
  • Advising on your rights as an ‘affected person’ in relation to applications