Projects and resources management (including environment) in New Zealand

Bell Gully

Clients are in ‘safe hands’ with Bell Gully’s national, multidisciplinary practice, who handle large-scale projects across the energy and natural resources, infrastructure, transport, technology and telecoms sectors. In the firm’s Wellington office, David Coull leads the energy group and has demonstrable experience across the oil, gas and mining sectors, while Andrew Beatson spearheads the resource management team and handles major transport development projects. Environmental and resource management specialist Natasha Garvan ‘offers tailored advice’ to infrastructure providers, public bodies, Māori tribal organisations, as well as property and land developers. The Wellington office is also home to consultant Simon Watt, who is one of New Zealand’s leading probity advisers for public sector procurement and has a strong track record in public infrastructure transactions, and David Chisnall, who advises on the development and construction aspects of property projects. Hugh Kettle retired in December 2021.

Practice head(s):

David Coull; Andrew Beatson

Other key lawyers:

Simon Watt; Natasha Garvan; David Chisnall


‘You are always in safe hands. They understand our business well and have good client relationships.’

‘Natasha garvan has great client relationships, is safe and steady, understands our business well and offers tailored advice.’

Key clients

Barton NZ Limited / The Barton Group

Contact Energy Limited

Electricity Authority

First Gas Limited

Meridian Energy Limited

New Zealand Oil & Gas Limited

Ofer Group

Trans-Tasman Resources Limited

Transpower New Zealand

Wellington Electricity Lines Limited

Auckland Transport

CentrePort Limited

City Rail Link Limited

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities (formerly Housing New Zealand)

Marlborough District Council

Meridian Energy Limited

Port Marlborough New Zealand Limited


Te Tupu Ngātahi – The Supporting Growth Alliance (an alliance comprising NZTA, AT, Auckland Council, Buddle Findlay, Bell Gully, Beca and Aecom)

Transpower New Zealand Limited

Genesis Energy Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Jadestone Energy on its announced acquisition of OMV’s interest of the Maari offshore petroleum field.
  • Advising Auckland Transport and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency on Te Tupu Ngātahi (the Supporting Growth Alliance), as part of the Alliance legal team, on route protection of the transportation network.
  • Advising Department of Corrections on the implementation of its third PPP project for the design, construction, finance and maintenance of a new large prison at Waikeria Prison.

Buddle Findlay

Spread across the firm’s Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch offices, Buddle Findlay’s team has a ‘great depth of knowledge and experience’ in environmental, resource management, climate change and Māori law. Noted for its expertise in transport and water management, the team stands out for its capability in domestic infrastructure projects, as well as developing partnership agreements with local iwi. In the firm’s Wellington office, Paul Beverley, who specialises in Māori Law and resource management, jointly leads the practice alongside Auckland-based Jennifer Caldwell, who is praised as ‘a safe pair of hands’, especially when representing clients before the Environment Court and High Court. In the Auckland, Peter Owles is an expert in projects and infrastructure development, while Tom Bennett is commended for his ‘immense experience’ in procurement and construction matters. The Wellington office is also home to David Allen, who advises on transport, wastewater and energy projects, as well as David Randal, while senior associate Matthew Gribben is a key figure in the Auckland office.

Practice head(s):

Paul Beverley; Jennifer Caldwell

Other key lawyers:

Peter Owles; David Allen; David Randal; Tom Bennett; Vanessa Evitt; Matthew Gribben


‘Buddle Findlay has a great depth of knowledge and experience in projects, and is able to draw on this experience to provide practical and innovative solutions to novel transaction structures and issues.’

‘Tom Bennett has immense experience in the sector. He is always practical, accessible and reliable.’

‘Jennifer Caldwell is one of the best operators in the business, a safe pair of hands, very considered views and a strong leader.’

Key clients

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

Auckland Transport

Auckland Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council

Hutt City Council

Genesis Energy

Nongfu Spring Co Ltd / Creswell NZ Ltd

GMP Pharmaceuticals Ltd and associated companies TaTa Valley Ltd and Havelock Village Ltd

Bank of New Zealand

Ormat Technologies

Contact Energy

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Kāinga Ora Homes and Communities

Olam International (and its New Zealand subsidiary Olam Food Ingredients New Zealand)

Kapiti Coast District Council


Work highlights

  • Acting for Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and Auckland Transport as legal participants in the Supporting Growth Alliance, a five-seven year programme of work to identify and obtain route protection approvals for new and upgraded transport networks throughout greater Auckland.
  • Advising the Riverlink Partners to deliver a series of critical infrastructure upgrades and urban renewal for the Lower Hutt central city.
  • Advising Auckland Transport and Auckland Council on the City Rail Link (CRL) project.

Chapman Tripp

Chapman Tripp acts for its roster of national and international clients, as well as government bodies, on large-scale infrastructure projects, in addition to working with traditional and alternative project structures, including PPPs and alliances. In the Christchurch office, Jo Appleyard acts for some of Canterbury’s key infrastructure providers, along with various RMA clients, and has considerable experience advising on the environmental and resource management aspects of natural resources, irrigation and infrastructure projects. Greg Wise, who operates from the firm’s Wellington office, and Auckland-based Hamish Bolland, are key contacts for major infrastructure and construction projects. The Auckland office is also home to Paula Brosnahan, who has a strong track record in consenting on infrastructure, transport and property development projects, and Luke Hinchey, who has local and international experience working on urban development projects. Both Brosnahan and Hinchey lead the practice alongside Wellington-based Mark Reese.

Practice head(s):

Luke Hinchey; Paula Brosnahan; Mark Reese

Other key lawyers:

Jo Appleyard; Greg Wise; Hamish Bolland; Alana Lampitt


‘High quality, friendly and approachable team.’

Key clients

Auckland International Airport Limited

Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Christchurch International Airport Limited

Dairy Holdings Limited

Department of Corrections

Eastland Group Limited

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited

Mercury NZ Limited

Ministry of Health: Dunedin Hospital Redevelopment

Ministry of Health: Hutt Valley Acute Mental Health Unit

New Zealand Aluminium Smelters Limited

Orion New Zealand Limited

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Silver Fern Farms

Te Runanga O Ngai Tahu

Transpower New Zealand Limited

Waimakariri Irrigation Limited

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

Wellington City Council

Work highlights

  • Advised the Ministry of Health on all aspects of its development of the New Dunedin Hospital.
  • Advising Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency on several New Zealand transport infrastructure projects.
  • Advising Ryman Healthcare on all of its retirement village projects, including the Kohimarama Retirement Village and Park Terrace Retirement Village projects.


Praised for its ‘in-depth understanding of the RMA’, MinterEllisonRuddWatts acts for central and local government bodies, blue-chip principals and national developers on major infrastructure and construction projects. Construction expert Sarah Sinclair, who continues to advise the Department of Internal Affairs on the Three Waters Reform Programme, jointly leads the team alongside resource management and environmental specialist Bianca Tree, who advises on all aspects of the RMA and related legislation. Steve Gallaugher has demonstrable experience in project financings, while Rachel Devine is a leading figure in the environmental and resource management space, and spearheads the team advising on the reform of the resource management system in New Zealand. Other key members of the practice include Travis Tomlinson and Scott Thompson, both of whom handle infrastructure and construction projects. All named partners operate from the firm’s office in Auckland.

Practice head(s):

Sarah Sinclair; Bianca Tree

Other key lawyers:

Steve Gallaugher; Rachel Devine; Travis Tomlinson; Scott Thompson


‘In-depth understanding of the RMA.’

‘Detailed planning and prompt response to issues by Bianca Tree, who also builds great client and partner relationships.’

‘The practice responds with ease and provides a high level of consistent service.

Key clients


Southern Cross Healthcare

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare

Stride Property Group

Kiwi Property Group

Jacobs New Zealand

Wellington Gateway Partnership

Mercury New Zealand

Z Energy

Channel Infrastructure NZ

ANZ Bank New Zealand

Westpac New Zealand

Department of Internal Affairs | Te Tari Taiwhenua

Ministry of Transport | Te Manatū Waka

Ministry for the Environment | Manatū Mō Te Taiao

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment | Hīkina Whakatutuki

Ministry of Housing and Urban Development | Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga

Ministry for Primary Industries | Manatū Ahu Matua


Auckland District Health Board

Taranaki District Health Board

Heritage New Zealand

ANZ Bank New Zealand

Westpac New Zealand

Work highlights

  • Advising the Department of Internal Affairs | Te Tari Taiwhenua on all aspects of their reform programme to improve the regulation and supply arrangements of drinking water, wastewater, and storm water.
  • Advising Mercury on the delivery of the Turitea Wind Farm project.
  • Advising Metlifecare on the planning, consenting, procurement and delivery of a number of new aged care and retirement developments across New Zealand, including the recently announced NZ$150m village in Clevedon.

Simpson Grierson

Simpson Grierson stands out for its capabilities acting on large-scale water and wastewater projects in Auckland - as demonstrated by its long-standing relationship with Watercare Services Limited - as well as in fast-growing urban centres such as Tauranga and Christchurch. In the firm’s Auckland office, major projects and construction expert Michael Weatherall jointly leads the ‘commercially astute’ team alongside litigator Padraig McNamara, who focuses on resource consents and designations for water and wastewater infrastructure projects. In Christchurch, Sarah Scott advises on strategic planning and policy matters, as well as infrastructure and utilities projects, while Wellington-based Matt Conway regularly appears in the Environment Court, the High Court and before the Boards of Inquiry. Auckland-based Bill Loutit, is another key member of the team, who specialises in resource consents, private plan changes, in addition to large infrastructure and urban renewal projects. James Winchester left the firm in December 2021 to join the bar.

Practice head(s):

Michael Weatherall; Padraig McNamara

Other key lawyers:

Matt Conway; Sarah Scott; Bill Loutit


‘Simpson Grierson understands the clients needs and will work to accommodate them.’

‘Simpson Grierson provide high quality legal advice. It is commercially astute, takes into account our risk profile.’

Key clients

Auckland Council

Eke Panuku Development Auckland

Auckland Transport

City Rail Link Limited

Watercare Services Limited

Queenstown-Lakes District Council

Christchurch City Council

Tauranga City Council

Taranaki Regional Council

Kāpiti Coast District Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

Porirua City Council

Waikato Regional Council

Beachlands South Limited Partnership

Lomai Properties Limited

Enable Limited

Fletcher Building

CPB Contractors Limited

Great Eagle Hotels (New Zealand) Limited

BW Offshore Singapore Pte Limited


Ministry for the Environment

Kainga Ora

Work highlights

  • Appointed in 2017 and continues to advise Watercare Services Ltd on the procurement for the Central Interceptor Main Works project.
  • Advising Auckland Transport and the Eastern Busway Alliance on resource consent applications, Notices of Requirements and the acquisition of land to enable the development of the Eastern Busway Project.
  • Acting as lead adviser to the City Rail Link (CRL) Project.

Dentons Kensington Swan

Counting Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency, KiwiRail and Wellington Water Limited among its key roster of clients, Dentons Kensington Swan is no stranger to major infrastructure development projects in New Zealand, and is noted for its specialist expertise in the Public Works Act. In Wellington,  Nicky McIndoe – head of the national environment and planning team – focuses on matters pertaining to the Resources Management Act, as well as advising clients on planning authorisations for water reservoirs and wastewater treatment plants, and transport infrastructure. The Auckland office is home to co-head of the firm’s national major projects and construction practice, Paul Buetow, and PWA specialist Matthew Ockleston, who is a key adviser to NZ Transport Agency. Key contacts for resource management work include Auckland-based Christina Sheard and Wellington-based Ezekiel Hudspith.

Practice head(s):

Nicky McIndoe; Paul Buetow; Matthew Ockleston

Other key lawyers:

Christina Sheard; Ezekiel Hudspith


‘Paul Buetow uses front and back-end experience astutely in contract negotiations. Go-to for large-scale contract advice.’

‘Paul Buetow is skilled in guiding contentious issues to a conclusion that preserves the parties ongoing commercial relationship.’

Key clients

Airbnb Singapore Private Limited / Airbnb Australia Pty


Airways Corporation of New Zealand Limited

ContainerCo (NZL) Limited

Cordelyne Developments Limited

Danone Nutricia New Zealand Limited

DB Breweries Limited

Environment Protection Authority

George Weston Foods (NZ) Limited

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga


Ngātiwai Trust Board

Oji Fibre Solutions

Pernod Ricard Winemakers New Zealand Limited

Te Rūnanga Ā Iwi Ō Ngāpuhi

Te Waihanga New Zealand Infrastructure Commission

Transpower New Zealand Limited

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

Whanganui District Council

Wellington City Council

Wellington Water Limited

Fire and Emergency New Zealand

DLA Piper New Zealand

DLA Piper New Zealand has a ‘great depth of experience’ in acting for local government bodies, as demonstrated by its ongoing representation of Auckland Council in matters pertaining to resource management, enforcement and the Building Act. Also counting central governments, including the Department of Corrections, and private entities among its key roster of clients, the team has demonstrable experience across a broader range of environmental matters and is commended for its ‘impressive understanding of RMA matters’. In the firm’s Wellington office, Stephen Quinn specialises in resource management, environmental and building law issues, and Kerry Anderson has experience in large infrastructure projects. Based in Auckland, Diana Hartley advises on urban growth and intensification, rural, heritage and freshwater management issues, while special counsel Anne Buchanan acts for ports, aquaculture companies and infrastructure providers. Wellington-based special counsel Emma Manohar is another key contact in the team.

Practice head(s):

Stephen Quinn

Other key lawyers:

Kerry Anderson; Diana Hartley; Anne Buchanan; Emma Manohar


‘Very responsive and great customer service. Impressive understanding of RMA matters.’

‘Great depth of experience. Practical knowledge of implementation of legislation.’

‘Quick to understand technical detail, and provide advice that is fit for purpose. Kerry Anderson and Emma Manohar are particularly strong.’

Key clients

Auckland Council

Maungaharuru-Tangitū Trust (MTT)

Greater Wellington Regional Council

Scoter Ventures Ltd

Nelson City Council

Primeproperty Group Limited

Foodstuffs North Island Limited

Hutt City Council

The Department of Corrections

Work highlights

  • Acting for MTT in a range of matters, including its application under Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011 (MACA) for recognition orders.
  • Representing Auckland Council as the respondent in the Environment Court proceedings relating to appeals against a decision on applications for resource consent, by Waste Management NZ Limited, to construct and operate a 60-hectare regional landfill facility on its 1000-hectare site at 1232 State Highway 1, Wayby Valley.
  • Acted for Auckland Council in the Environment Court, District Court and High Court in ongoing litigation with Cable Bay Wines Ltd.

Russell McVeagh

Praised for its ‘exceptional talent and pragmatic client focused delivery’, Russell McVeagh acts for a range of infrastructure providers across the energy, transport, ports, utilities, three waters and telecommunications sectors. In Auckland, Daniel Minhinnick heads the firm’s national environment, planning and natural resources, as well as the infrastructure group, and has a ‘superb track record’ in resource management and environmental litigation. The Auckland office is also home to Allison Arthur-Young, who focuses on infrastructure development projects, district and regional planning, and policy matters, while Simon Pilkinton has experience in the water, wastewater, municipal waste and ports sectors. Corporate specialists Mei Fern Johnson and Joe Windmeyer, who operate from the Wellington and Auckland offices respectively, are further key team members. Michael Loan has rejoined the firm after a stint in London and is the head of infrastructure practice.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Minhinnick; Mei Fern Johnson; Michael Loan

Other key lawyers:

Allison Arthur-Young; Simon Pilkinton; Joe Windmeyer


‘RM seem to place commercial focus and understanding of the clients business needs at the forefront of their work. This is underpinned by strong relationship building, combined with excellent technical knowledge and exceptional outcomes.’

‘Daniel Minhinnick is an industry leader with a superb track record and a deep understanding of the commercial needs of our business.’

‘RM stands out as having exceptional talent and pragmatic client focused delivery. They are able to articulate complex legal mechanisms and provide advice that protects the client but is reasonable in its approach.’

‘Mei Fern Johnson is the most talented lawyer I have worked with, and this sentiment is shared with many colleagues. Exceptional is not an understatement.’

‘Pragmatic, sensible and calculated legal advice and guidance.’

‘Allison Arthur-Young is not just an excellent lawyer, but genuinely great to work with.’

Key clients

Tilt Renewables




Auckland Airport

Waste Management New Zealand

Stevenson Group

Ports of Auckland Limited

Watercare Services Limited

Summerset Group



Spark New Zealand Trading Limited

WEL Networks

Woolworths New Zealand Ltd

Scentre (New Zealand) Ltd

Tauranga Crossing Ltd

Winton Capital Ltd

Templeton Group Ltd


Mobil Oil New Zealand Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advising Waste Management New Zealand Limited (WMNZ) on its consent applications for the Auckland Regional Landfill and related construction and road-stopping matters.
  • Assisting KiwiRail in obtaining the environmental approvals that are required to develop a new intermodal freight hub near Palmerston North.
  • Advising Ports of Auckland on its proposal to deepen part of the Waitematā Harbour and Rangitoto Channel and the disposal of materials.

Anderson Lloyd

Anderson Lloyd has demonstrable experience in large-scale renewable energy projects, in addition to water conservation, water storage and irrigation development projects, and is noted for its expertise in the mining sector. The multidisciplinary team is collectively led by Anton Trixl, Geoff Busch and Dan Williams, who operate from the firm’s office in Auckland, and Queenstown-based Maree Baker-Galloway. Energy and infrastructure specialist Trixl advises clients on procurement, project development and project financing matters, as well as transactional work. Other key members of the practice include Sarah Eveleigh, who focuses on resource management and environmental law matters, and mining expert Ben Johnston, both of whom are based in the Christchurch office.

Practice head(s):

Anton Trixl; Geoff Busch; Maree Baker-Galloway; Dan Williams

Other key lawyers:

Sarah Eveleigh; Ben Johnston

Key clients

Hiringa Energy Limited

Ballance Agri-nutrients Limited

Mercury NZ Limited

Waimea Water Limited

Hiringa Refuelling New Zealand Limited

Mt Cardrona Valley WWTP Limited

Barrytown JV Limited

New Forests Asset Management Pty Limited

Westland Mineral Sands Co. Limited

Manawa Energy Limited (previously Trustpower Limited)

Whitewater NZ Incorporated

Christchurch City Council

Work highlights

  • Advised Hiringa Energy and Ballance Agri-Nutrients on its joint venture for a clean-tech project in Taranaki to produce green hydrogen using renewable energy.
  • Advised Mercury NZ on the development of its Kaiwera Downs Wind Farm, a wind farm project proposed for the Gore District.
  • Advised Mercury NZ on the development of its Kaiwaikawe Wind Farm, a proposed wind farm project in the Kaipara District.

Chancery Green

Praised as a ‘well-oiled machine’, Auckland-based Chancery Green ‘has extensive expertise in resource management and environmental law’, and is adept in handling large infrastructure projects, ranging from renewable energy, port and oil refinery infrastructure to residential and commercial development projects. Chris Simmons, who has appeared before the Environment Court and the High Court in relation to resource consent applications, as well as district and regional plan provisions, jointly leads the practice alongside Jason Welsh, who is noted for his experience in managing renewable energy projects. Steve Mutch was promoted to partner in April 2022 and provides ‘detailed and thorough’ advice when acting for clients in resource management and environmental litigation.

Practice head(s):

Chris Simmons; Jason Welsh

Other key lawyers:

Steve Mutch


‘Chancery Green has resource management and environmental law. The whole team are very responsive and helpful.’

‘Steve Mutch is great to work with. He is very detailed and thorough when giving advice on environmental and resource management law matters.’

‘The team at CG are very personable, experienced and professional, integrating into our team to form a cohesive mix of focus on the business with expert advice as required. The team are a well-oiled machine.’

Key clients


Manawa Energy (formerly Trustpower)

Channel Infrastructure (formerly Refining NZ)


Tilt Renewables

Hamilton Airport

Titanium Park Ltd (a subsidiary of Hamilton Airport)


Graymont (NZ)

Greymouth Petroleum

Mangawhai Central Ltd

New Avenues LP

Chartwell Developments

Environmental Protection Authority Te Mana Rauhī Taiao (NZ Government)

Thomson Reuters

Work highlights

  • Advised Mercury on its Kaiwaikawe Wind Farm in Northland, comprising nineteen 220m turbines, which was successfully approved at council level in March 2022 and no appeals were lodged.
  • Advised Channel Infrastructure (formerly Refining NZ) on all environmental aspects of its major corporate restructure associated with its transition from a petroleum refinery to an import and distribution terminal.
  • Advised the developer of the $750m Mangawhai Central, a significant (130ha) comprehensive mixed-use development in the Kaipara District.

Tompkins Wake

Based in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions, Tompkins Wake advises local authorities, corporate clients and agritech companies on resource consent applications, designations and district plan reviews and changes, in addition to having demonstrable capability in rural infrastructure and development projects. In the firm’s Rotorua office, Theresa Le Bas leads the team and is noted for her expertise in resource management and local government law, while Hamilton-based Bridget Parham advises on matters concerning plan development, subdivisions and urban growth, and infrastructure.

Practice head(s):

Theresa Le Bas

Other key lawyers:

Bridget Parham

Key clients

Hamilton City Council

Otorohanga District Council

Waikato District Council

South Waikato District Council

Waipa District Council

Waitomo District Council

Matamata-Piako District Council

Waikato Regional Council

Rotorua Lakes District Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Kaipara District Council

Tauranga City Council

Far North District Council

Co-Lab (Waikato Local Authority Shared Services)

Work highlights

  • Acting for Matamata Piako District Council, Waipa District Council, and Waikato Regional Council on a direct referral to the Environment Court by Waka Kotahi (NZ Transport Agency).

Lane Neave

Lane Neave’s ‘dedicated and knowledgeable’ practice advises on changes to regional and district planning document and plan reviews, in addition to resource management issues relating to mining projects and appeals before the Environment Court. ‘Outstanding’ practice leader Joshua Leckie divides his time between the firm’s Queenstown and Auckland offices, advising on development projects under the Resource Management Act. Leckie is supported by a a team that includes Christchurch-based senior associate Annabel Hawkins, and the Auckland-based special counsel Katharine Hockly and senior associate Sarah Anderton, the latter of whom joined from Bell Gully in April 2022.

Practice head(s):

Joshua Leckie

Other key lawyers:

Annabel Hawkins; Katharine Hockly; Sarah Anderton


‘A leading team in the environment space, especially when it comes to mining.’

‘Joshua Leckie is an outstanding partner, who is well regarded for his work in the environment space.’

‘Highly effective practice, cost efficient and knowledgable.’

‘The Lane Neave resource management team is incredible. They are dedicated and knowledgeable. It is always a pleasure to work with them and they look after their clients very well. Their work is efficient, high quality, focused and always on point.’

‘Joshua Leckie is always available to give efficient and focused advice. He has a great understanding of our values and goes the extra mile to ensure we feel supported and well-resourced. Josh is down to earth and a pleasure to work with.’

‘Katharine Hockley is intelligent, savvy and gives thoughtful and thorough advice. Katharine is kind, practical, and also ensures we feel well supported.’

‘They make a real effort to understand and work with our business needs.’

Key clients

Bathurst Resources Limited and BT Mining Limited

Cardrona Alpine Resort Limited

Woolworths New Zealand Limited

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu

Remarkables Station Limited

University of Otago

Bluesky Pastures Limited

Shundi Queenstown Limited

Kapiti Retail Holdings Limited

Blackthorn Limited

Trojan Holdings Limited

Williams Corporation Limited

Work highlights

  • Providing resource consenting advice to Kapiti Retail Holdings Limited and Woolworths New Zealand Limited on a new supermarket development in Kāpiti.
  • Acting for Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu in proceedings related to the Proposed Marlborough Environment Plan and the High Court litigation concerning the Otago Regional Policy Statement.
  • Represented Cardrona Alpine Resort Limited in an Environment Court appeal resolution process successfully obtaining rezoning for an additional area of Ski Area Subzone, adjacent to its existing ski field operation.