Natasha Garvan

Partner Auckland

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​​​​Natasha provides environmental, policy, and resource management advice to infrastructure providers, public bodies, iwi, property and land developers, businesses, and community interest groups.

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023 named Natasha as a 'Next Generation Partner' for projects and resources management in New Zealand where clients say she has “great client relationships”. In previous editions of the directory clients have noted her as “super-efficient” and said she “has an excellent approach in engaging with officials and teasing out issues in a non-confrontational manner.” Natasha is also recommended for her work in transport. Clients describe her as “very personable, kind, respectful, strategic, responsive.” In a previous edition clients described Natasha as “extremely efficient” and as someone who has an “excellent manner” during discussions. The IFLR1000 2023 also ranks Natasha as a 'Rising star partner' for project development work.​​

NZ Lawyer included Natasha on their inaugural list of 'Rising Stars' in 2020 which acknowledges up-and-coming stars in the legal profession who are committed to making a difference.​

Work highlights

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.
Advised on a number of matters including representing Auckland Transport at the hearings for the Argent Lane and Highgate Bridge projects to support the Milldale development, Board of Inquiry hearing for the NZTA East West Link project, at the Council hearing for the Quay Street cycleway project, and assisting with the Council hearing and successful resolution of six appeals at Environment Court mediations for the Mill Road designations.

Genesis Energy
Representing Genesis Energy on the Healthy Rivers/Wai Ora Plan Change 1 to the Waikato Regional Plan. In particular, the Independent Hearings Panel agreed the scope of the plan change was confined as submitted on behalf of Genesis.