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Senior Associate

Warren Bangma

BA LLB(Hons)


P+64 9 977 5488

M+64 21 924 390

Warren Bangma

Warren is a senior associate in the firm's local government and environment group.

He advises councils, CCOs and corporate clients on a wide range of resource management and local government issues, with a particular focus on major water, stormwater and transport infrastructure projects. In addition to giving strategic advice, Warren regularly appears for clients before council hearing committees and the Environment Court.

Examples of Work

  • Watercare Services - advice relating to its resource consent application for an additional water take from the Waikato River
  • Tauranga City Council and Western Bay of Plenty District Council - successfully obtaining resource consents and designations for a major new municipal water supply and treatment plant
  • Tauranga City Council - successfully obtaining comprehensive stormwater discharge consents for the City's stormwater network pertaining to four of the City's six catchments
  • Obtaining consents required for a corporate client to establish and operate a mineral water bottling plant
  • New Zealand Transport Agency - successfully obtaining authorisation for widening of the State Highway through Bulls Gorge near Kerikeri, and acting for NZTA in relation to proposed upgrades of State Highway 1 through Whangarei
  • Auckland Transport - successfully obtaining authorisations required to upgrade Albany Highway, Auckland
  • Bunnings - acting in council and Environment Court proceedings and successfully obtaining consent to establish a new home improvement centre
  • Auckland Council - successfully obtaining consent required for the upgrade of Devonport Wharf and Marine Square
  • Auckland Council - acting for Auckland Council in a direct referral to the Environment Court of a proposal to construct a golf course at Te Arai
  • Auckland Council - successfully defending an Environment Court appeal relating to construction of proposed apartment towers in Albany
  • Auckland Council - successfully defending an appeal against an abatement notice relating to a trucking depot operating in the rural zone
  • Auckland Council - acting for Auckland Council in relation to Plan Change 260, relating to the establishment of a transport orientated residential and commercial development in Orakei
  • Auckland Council - advice on various precincts in the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan
  • Represented residents group in Environment Court proceedings relating to the establishment of the Project Westwind Wind Farm at Makara, Wellington
  • Obtaining consents for private clients for various large rural subdivisions in the Tasman District
  • Due diligence advice on resource management issues arising from the sale of various properties and businesses

Other Credentials

  • Articles in the Lexis Nexis Resource Management Bulletin, Resource Management Journal, and the New Zealand Planning Institute's Planning Quarterly - Author
  • New Zealand Planning Institute - Governance Committee Member (Auckland Branch)
  • Resource Management Law Association - Member