Part 3 | Legislation and policy statements relating to rivers
Mike will address the regulatory framework relevant to river management, including the Resource Management Act 1991, the various higher order policy instruments including the National Environmental Standards for Freshwater and the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management, and the management of activities in and around rivers through regional and district plans.
The session will be a whistlestop tour through the relevant documents, but will leave attendees with an understanding of key issues for river management
Partner | Environment and Planning
Mike is a local government and environmental law specialist and regularly advises local authorities, companies and private clients on water issues. He has experience advising on complex flood control and drainage issues, including the implementation and upgrading of flood control schemes and bylaw processes to protect such schemes. Mike regularly appears before hearings panels, the Environment Court and High Court on resource consent and plan change appeals under the Resource Management Act 1991 and has a particular interest in water, coastal and land development issues. Mike is recognised as a next generation partner by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 legal directory and currently serves as Treasurer of the Auckland Branch Committee of the Resource Management Law Association.