CANCELLED (Low numbers) - RC4: Effective Engagement in Environment Court and Board of Inquiry Processes

This course is suitable as a core CPD requirement for Intermediate members.

This one-day workshop is designed to provide the participants with an understanding of the processes involved when dealing with matters of national significance that either go through the EPA or as with direct referrals. Learn how to effectively contribute to the Board of Inquiry and Environment Court processes and gain a detailed understanding of the resource consent appeals and objections processing, including s.120, appeals, s.357 objections, caucusing and conferencing of expert witnesses, Court assisted and informal mediation.

This one-day workshop draws on Lee’s extensive experience, including as an Independent Hearing Commissioner and Chair of the Auckland Urban Design Panel and covers all the relevant issues arising from the 2017 amendments to the Resource Management Act 1991. It is based around up-to-date case studies, interactive examples and exercises drawing on the relevant case law and how these should be applied in practice, including:

  • Mainpower NZ v. Hurunui DC 2012
  • Waiheke Marinas Limited v Auckland Council 2013
  • Tram Lease v Auckland Council 2015
  • Waiheke Marina Case 2015
  • Water view Tunnel 2009
  • Other examples throughout New Zealand
An understanding of:
  • The processes relevant to direct referrals under ss.87C-87I, 198A-198M and s.285 of the RMA and Matters of National Significance under Part 6AA of the RMA
  • The ss.120 and 121 appeals process
  • The role and obligations of s.274 parties during the resource consent appeal process
  • How to effectively deal with s.357 objections

Dr Lee Beattie is urban planner and designer with over 25 years professional experience in an extensive range of urban planning and design issues. He has work in both local government and private practice and is currently a Hearing Commissioner for Auckland Council and Queenstown Lakes District Council, Deputy Head of the University of Auckland School of Architecture and Planning and a rotating Chair of Auckland Council’s Urban Design Panel.

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08:30:00 - 16:15:00
Online via Zoom, Online
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Dr Lee Beattie
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