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Buddle Findlay

PWC TOWER, 188 QUAY STREET, AUCKLAND 1010, NEW ZEALAND
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Work +64 9 358 2555
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Fax +64 9 358 2055
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www.buddlefindlay.com

Vanessa Evitt

Tel:
Work 09 363 0584
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Web:
www.buddlefindlay.com/
Buddle Findlay

Work Department

Environment and resource management and local government law

Position

Partner. Specialises in resource management, environmental and local government law.  She has acted for a broad range of local authority, infrastructure and private clients on consenting and plan change processes and regularly represents clients at council hearings and before the Environment Court and High Court on resource consent and plan appeals.  In addition to litigation and advisory work, Vanessa also has extensive experience advising clients on the environmental and planning aspects of property, banking and commercial transactions.   For details about Vanessa's work highlights see here - https://www.buddlefindlay.com/people/vanessa-evitt/.

Career

Vanessa has particular expertise with complex consenting projects.  She is currently acting for the NZ Transport Agency in relation to the East West Link Project and is a senior member of the legal team advising the NZ Transport Agency and Auckland Transport on the Supporting Growth transport programme for Auckland's new growth areas.

Vanessa acted for the Auckland Council in relation to the development of the Auckland Unitary Plan, including the Infrastructure, Waitakere Ranges and Major Recreational Facilities topics and subsequent appeals to the High Court and Environment Court.

She has also led a multi-disciplinary team to successfully secure a suite of resource consents to construct and operate a new municipal solid waste landfill in the Huntly region to serve both Auckland and Hamilton, and successfully defended those consents in a lengthy series of appeals to the Environment Court.

She continues to advise Auckland Council in relation to the City Rail Link project and has appeared in multiple Environment Court appeals and direct referral proceedings in relation to that project.

Member

Member of the Resource Management Law Association

Education

• BA, LLB (Hons) (University of Auckland)

• Admitted New Zealand 2000


New Zealand

Transport (rail, road, air and sea)

Within: Transport (rail, road, air and sea)

Buddle Findlay's transport practice is built on the firm's strength in projects, resource management and environmental law. It is one of three firm's on the panel of the New Zealand Transport Agency, for which it handled the East West Link Project to connect the Onehunga-Penrose industrial hub with the state highway network. Auckland-based resource management partners¬†Patrick Mulligan¬†and Jennifer Caldwell, along with special counsel Vanessa Evitt¬†and senior associate Matthew Gribben, handled that matter. Paul Beverley¬†, who leads the environment and¬†MńĀori law team in Wellington, and partners¬†David Allen¬†and David Randal¬†worked on significant projects to improve road infrastructure between the¬†Taranaki and the Waikato regions, which raised important issues around the use of conservation land. The firm also counts Auckland Council, CentrePort and¬†Greater Wellington Regional Council among its clients.

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