Rachel works with a wide range of private and public clients on strategic resource management and local government issues.

Rachel assists private developers, corporates, local authorities and Council-controlled organisations with all matters under the Resource Management Act including resource consents, plan changes, plan reviews and designations. She also advises on matters under the Local Government Act including judicial review challenges, and has experience in the Land Valuation Tribunal. 

Rachel regularly appears in local authority hearings and before the Environment Court and High Court.

Rachel is a committee member of Resource Management Law Association - (Auckland branch).

Work Highlights

Waipupuke Private Plan Change

Assisting with all stages of a private plan change to enable a 56ha greenfield development in Drury, Auckland.

Private development

Appearing at Council hearings and a judicial review challenge regarding various resource consents for multi-unit developments across Auckland.

Auckland Council 

Advice and representation before the Land Valuation Tribunal on multiple land compensation disputes under the Public Works Act arising from the City Rail Link.

Auckland Transport Eastern Busway Project

Assisting the Eastern Busway Alliance with designations and resource consents.


Assisting with the resource consent strategy for various water take projects.

Waitematā District Health Board

Assisting with a private plan change request to enable the expansion of the Mason Clinic.

Eke Panuku Development Auckland 

Advice on the redevelopment of the Takapuna Town Square.

Auckland Council 

Acting on multiple Environment Court appeals and a judicial review challenge to the High Court regarding the Council’s decisions on the Auckland Unitary Plan.

Auckland Council

Advice and representation before the Environment Court on various appeals against decisions on resource consent applications.

Areas of Expertise

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