Qualifications : LLB (Hons), University of Waikato, BRP (Environmental Policy and Planning), Lincoln University.
Jill is an environmental, resource management and public law specialist assisting clients with plan changes and reviews, designations, and resource consent processes. Jill has worked for a broad range of clients from local authorities, central government infrastructure and housing agencies, retirement villages, property developers and businesses.
With over 15 years’ experience in large national law firms, Jill has extensive experience in nationally significant projects, legal due diligence, complex plan reviews, and has assisted clients through several alternative consenting processes, including the special housing areas processes and Boards of Inquiry.
Areas of expertise
- Contamination Issues
- Environmental Due Diligence
- Heritage Processes
- Infrastructure and Procurement
- Plan Changes, Variations and Plan Reviews
- Resource Consents
- Resource Management Act (RMA)
- Rural Environmental Issues
- Urban Planning and Development
- Local Government Advisory
- Judicial Review Proceedings
- Public Private Partnerships
- Council Hearings
- Development Contributions
- Appeal Hearings
- Dispute Resolution and Mediation
- RMA Compliance and Enforcement
- Public Law
- Infrastructure development
- Tompkins Wake 2022 - present
- Bell Gully 2018 - 2021
- Chapman Tripp 2011 - 2018
- Simpson Grierson 2006 - 2011
- Member of the national committee of Te Kahui Ture Taiao the Association for Resource Management Practitioners (RMLA).
- Assisted the NZ Transport Agency in obtaining a designation and related resource consent approvals for a national roading projects
- Seconded to Transpower NZ, working in the legal team assisting with a full range of resource management matters
- Appeared in High Court judicial review proceedings
- Assisted clients to resolve appeals against proposed plans and plan changes, including attendances at mediations, and appearances in the Environment Court
- Assisted clients to draft and review plan provisions, in particular for greenfield development, urban expansion and rural subdivision
- Assisted a local authority client to obtain the required resource consents to construct a trunk wastewater pipeline (including a submarine component). This project also involved obtaining authorities from the Historic Places Trust
- Assisted clients to pass private bills through Parliament. This included assisting with drafting the bill, preparing and reviewing submissions to select committees, and drafting supplementary order papers, and
- Assisted clients with obligations under the Local Government (Auckland Amendment) Act and advised on the re-organisation of the Auckland governance structure.
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