Tim is a senior associate in the firm's local government and environment group. Tim is experienced in all aspects of resource management law, including subdivision, land-use and property development, infrastructure projects, plan-making, and designations. He acts for local authorities, corporates, and developers.
Tim's work has included a diverse range of matters in the Auckland Region, the Waikato Region, the Bay of Plenty Region, and the Queenstown-Lakes District.
Tim also has experience with the wider legislative framework affecting the local government sector through the work he has done with local authorities and his involvement in general litigation matters.
Examples of Work
- Tauranga City Council - fifty appeals against the first review of the district plan
- Tauranga City Council - successfully obtaining designations and Regional Council resource consents to enable the widening of a road of regional significance
- Bunnings - representation in Environment Court proceedings seeking resource consent to establish a new home improvement centre and advising on various other applications and planning matters
- Blakely Pacific - representation in Environment Court proceedings seeking resource consent to subdivide significant forestry land holdings
- Winstone Aggregates - successfully obtaining District and Regional Council resource consents to undertake sand dredging from the Waikato River, with associated activities in relation to sand processing
- Firth Industries - successfully obtaining Regional Council storm water consents for a concrete batching plant on Waiheke Island
- Rodney District Council - junior counsel in relation to successful High Court declaration proceedings defending the validity of encumbrance instruments
- Auckland Council - High Court claim seeking the repayment of licence fees paid over an extended period by five marina operators in the Auckland Region
- Auckland Council - successful District Court proceedings to confirm a warrant for emergency demolition of the Palace Hotel under the Building Act
- Acting for and advising numerous local authorities in their capacity as respondent to appeals on resource consent decisions