Kate’s areas of expertise in brief include:

  • All aspects of land development and planning including submissions and further submissions on district, regional and other plans; conduct of appeals on planning documents through the Environment Court and the higher
  • Obtaining resource consents, land use and subdivision consents, designations and other environmental approvals;
  • Appearing before local authorities, the Environment Court and the High Court;
  • Council-initiated plan change applications including preparation and advice on district and regional plans, policy statements as well as submissions on plan changes;
  • Private plan change applications;
  • Development contributions;
  • Aquaculture, coastal and water issues;
  • All planning, consent and compliance requirements of the Resource Management Act and other environmental legislation;