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Lauren Semple

Lauren Semple

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Lauren practises in all areas of resource management law, specialising in large-scale urban development projects as well as consenting in the resources sector. She is considered a leader in post-quake consenting in Canterbury, recently assisting the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority in the development of the Christchurch Central Business District Recovery Plan and Land Use Recovery Plan and acting on major Christchurch anchor projects.
Lauren has acted for a range of private and public sector clients, consenting a number of high profile, complex development projects – including the Dunedin and Christchurch stadiums and the two largest residential subdivisions in the South Island. She also has valuable experience in the consenting of mining projects and related compliance issues.

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Ministry of Justice - Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct

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Ministry of Justice - Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct

Ministry of Justice - Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct

This purpose built precinct will bring Christchurch’s justice and emergency services together on one site in central Christchurch. It is the largest multi-agency government co-location project in New Zealand’s history.


Greenwood Roche advised the Ministry of Justice regarding the resource management aspects of the Christchurch Justice and Emergency Precinct.  This project is one of a number of anchor projects we are involved in.


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Ministry of Health - Redevelopment of Christchurch and Burwood Hospitals

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Ministry of Health - Redevelopment of Christchurch and Burwood Hospitals

Ministry of Health - Redevelopment of Christchurch and Burwood Hospitals

Over the coming years, the Burwood Health Campus and Christchurch Hospital will undergo a $650 million re-development, the largest investment in public health facilities in New Zealand.


Greenwood Roche has successfully assisted the Ministry of Health in obtaining consent for the Burwood hospital redevelopment and a designation for the new Acute Services Building at Christchurch Hospital. The designation has been progressed utilising the provisions of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act and has required a very thorough and careful assessment of the tests within that Act. 

The hospital project is the third significant development project within Christchurch City that Greenwood Roche has successfully accelerated via the provisions of the Recovery Act. 


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AMI Stadium, Addington, Christchurch

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AMI Stadium, Addington, Christchurch

AMI Stadium, Addington, Christchurch

The AMI Stadium has a 25,000 person capacity and was identified by the Government as a critical project to enable national and international sporting events to be held in Christchurch while the construction of a new permanent stadium was undertaken.


Lauren Semple was part of the project team assembled by the Ministry of Economic Development (now MBIE) to facilitate the construction of the temporary stadium.  The Government announced an ambitious timeframe for completion of the project and Lauren’s role was to obtain all required consents for the stadium so that construction could commence at the start of 2012.
 
With new legislation to navigate, Lauren’s role included providing advice on the legal strategy and leading the planning team to enable the stadium to obtain consents within an extremely tight timeframe.


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Prestons Road subdivision, Christchurch

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Prestons Road subdivision, Christchurch

Prestons Road subdivision, Christchurch

An important part of meeting post-earthquake Canterbury’s residential needs, the Prestons Road subdivision in Christchurch will provide over 2,500 sections.


We acted for the joint venture developer on obtaining the necessary consents for this major project.


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Canterbury earthquake recovery

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Canterbury earthquake recovery

Canterbury earthquake recovery

The Government has, as one of its key priorities, the recovery and rebuild of Canterbury following the devastating earthquakes in Canterbury in 2010 and 2011.


Greenwood Roche advised the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority on anchor projects to assist with the recovery, including the health precinct, the south frame and the east frame.


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Experience

Partner, Greenwood Roche 2012 –
Partner, Anderson Lloyd 1999 – 2012
Solicitor, Anderson Lloyd 1990 – 1999
Member, Institute of Directors
Chair, Christchurch Arts Festival Board
Crown appointee, Christchurch Stadium Trust


Qualifications

LLB (Otago)


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Lauren Semple

DDI: +64 3 353 0574

Mobile: +64 21 771 340

Phone: +64 3 353 0570

Fax: +64 3 353 0578

Email: lauren@greenwoodroche.com

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Lauren is primarily based in Christchurch.

Physical: Level 5
83 Victoria Street
Christchurch 8013

Mail: PO Box 139
Christchurch 8140

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