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.

In 2021 her work in this area was recognised by independent researchers, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, who named Natasha as one of only four 'Next Generation Partners' for projects and resource management in New Zealand. Clients described Natasha as “extremely efficient" and having an “excellent manner" during discussions. 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.