Environment and planning

Bell Gully has a solid reputation for achieving results-driven success on a variety of environment and planning matters. This involves working on significant projects that are shaping major cities, as investment in infrastructure continues at pace in New Zealand. The team’s breadth of experience ranges from large scale infrastructure, commercial development, transport and energy.

Our team of experts assists clients to manage the complex consenting and compliance issues involved in major projects and developments. Our breadth of experience in large scale infrastructure work, commercial development (including retail and office), manufacturing, transport, energy, mining, coastal, agriculture (including viticulture), and climate change provides our clients with leading expertise, no matter what the issue or project.

We also advise a variety of clients on water and wastewater matters, ranging from regulatory issues to infrastructure projects. We act for the Crown, regional and district councils, as well as high use water clients such as water and wastewater companies, water bottling companies, hydro-generation companies, geothermal companies, wine industry clients, and indigenous groups (iwi and hapu) with interests in protecting their local waterways.

Work highlights

Auckland Transport and Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency

Advising Auckland Transport and Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency on Te Tupu Ngātahi, the Supporting Growth Alliance on route protection of the transportation network required to service the next 30 years of Auckland's growth.

Auckland Transport

Successfully represented Auckland Transport on declaratory proceedings in the Environment Court relating to the interpretation of the provisions for 'rollover' designations and lapse dates under the RMA.

"They understand our business, pressures and aims, when this is matched with their specific expertise positive outcomes are achieved."

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 - Tier 1

"An exceptional team with an excellent ability to focus on the key issue and deliver a workable outcome."

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 - Tier 1