Date:
08 Nov 2022,
11.00AM – 12.00PM
duration:
1 hr
Location:
Online
CPD hours:
1 hrs
Cost:
Free event
Register Add to Calendar 2022-11-8 11:00:00 2022-11-8 12:00:00 Pacific/Auckland River Legislations series | 2

Part 2 | Understanding local government law relevant to flood control and drainage maintenance activities

Building on the material covered in the first session, the second session will address the various regulatory organisations and instruments in the flood control and drainage space, including drainage boards and relevant bylaws (and their place in the future of flood control and drainage issues). The session will cover common pitfalls when navigating this complex area of law and policy.

Speaker bios:

Imogen Edwards
Associate | Environment and Planning

Imogen is experienced in all aspects of resource management and environmental law, as well as local government law. She has significant experience with regional and district plan reviews, freshwater planning processes, streamlined planning processes, private plan change requests, and urban development and land use planning. Imogen acts predominantly for local authorities and has spent time on secondment at a regional council. 

Mike Doesburg
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.

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Part 2 | Understanding local government law relevant to flood control and drainage maintenance activities

Building on the material covered in the first session, the second session will address the various regulatory organisations and instruments in the flood control and drainage space, including drainage boards and relevant bylaws (and their place in the future of flood control and drainage issues). The session will cover common pitfalls when navigating this complex area of law and policy.

Speaker bios:

Imogen Edwards
Associate | Environment and Planning

Imogen is experienced in all aspects of resource management and environmental law, as well as local government law. She has significant experience with regional and district plan reviews, freshwater planning processes, streamlined planning processes, private plan change requests, and urban development and land use planning. Imogen acts predominantly for local authorities and has spent time on secondment at a regional council. 

Mike Doesburg
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.