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Holland Beckett Law has been established in the Bay of Plenty for approximately 80 years and has played a key role in many of the region's success stories.

Our specialist environmental and resource management legal team has been integral to these achievements, providing advice on the planning, consent and compliance requirements of the Resource Management Act 1991 and other environmental legislation.

The environmental and resource management team at Holland Beckett has broad experience across a range of resource management matters in a number of regions. We act for developers, local authorities, port companies, local businesses and industrial enterprises, large corporations, Tangata Whenua and individuals. There is also a high emphasis on infrastructural projects with that experience being gained in electricity generation, irrigation, port and hazard mitigation projects.

We regularly appear before local authorities, the Environment Court and other courts on our clients' behalf.

The matters we advise on include:

  • Resource consents including land use and subdivision consents
  • Coastal and water issues including the Marine and Coastal (Takutai Moana) Act 2011
  • Involvement in statutory planning processes – regional policy statements, regional plans and district plans
  • Environmental compliance, enforcement and liability issues
  • Due diligence investigations in property transactions, mergers and acquisitions
  • Special legislation such as the Covid 19 Recovery (Fast Track Consenting) Act 2020 and the Infrastructure Funding and Financing Act 2020

Examples of our experience include representing:

  • Jace Investments in relation to the Omokoroa Town Centre development
  • Sanderson Group and Kotare Properties Limited in relation to a private plan change to rezone a growth cell residential in Te Awamutu
  • Port of Tauranga Limited in relation to consent and planning matters in the Bay of Plenty region
  • Trustpower Limited in relation to consent and planning matters throughout New Zealand including the proposed Marlborough Environment Plan
  • Ballance Agri-Nutrients Limited in relation to the Southland Land and Water Plan
  • Rangitata Diversion Race Management Limited in connection with its proposal for the 53Mm³ Klondyke storage facility in mid-Canterbury, and in relation to the proposed Natural Resources Regional Plan, Canterbury Water Management Strategy, Regional Council State of the Environment Water Charging proposal, Canterbury Regional Policy Statement, and Land and Water Regional Plan and related plan changes