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Steve Woodfield

Steve Woodfield

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Steve focuses predominantly on commercial, contract and property law matters, regularly advising major utility providers and infrastructure organisations.
Steve has specialist experience in infrastructure projects, Public Works Act acquisitions and compensation negotiations, commercial property investments and transaction structuring. He advises a number of key infrastructure organisations including Watercare Services Limited, Top Energy Limited and Housing New Zealand.

Specialist expertise

Recent projects
Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre

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Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre

Quota refugees coming to New Zealand are accommodated at the Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre (MRRC). There are six intakes of around 125 people each year. Refugees spend six weeks at the MRRC before being resettled in local New Zealand communities.


Greenwood Roche is advising the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment on the redevelopment of the MRRC. Our work has included advice on the overall structuring of the project, the tendering process, and drafting the necessary documents regarding redevelopment of the facility and its on-going maintenance. The scope of the redevelopment includes the demolition of the existing resettlement centre and construction of a new purpose-built facility over a staged construction programme to allow the MRRC to remain operational.


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Watercare’s North Shore Trunk Sewer 8

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Watercare’s North Shore Trunk Sewer 8

Watercare Services Limited is responsible for providing water and wastewater services to the greater Auckland region and is undertaking a number of projects to increase its infrastructure network.


Greenwood Roche is advising Watercare on the construction of a significant new wastewater pipeline in the Northcote area. The project affects a number of properties including private and various forms of public land.  Our work has included the acquisition of property rights to enter and construct the works, and issues relating to compensation.


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Top Energy’s new transmission lines

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Top Energy’s new transmission lines

Top Energy’s new transmission lines

Top Energy Limited supplies electricity to the Far North region and is improving its infrastructure network to increase capacity, security and reliability.


Greenwood Roche is advising Top Energy Limited on several new electricity transmission line projects,in particular the new 110kV lines from Kaikohe to Wiroa and from Wiroa to Kaitaia. Our work includes strategic advice, acquisition of land property rights, Maori land issues, compulsory acquisition, compensation entitlements and forestry issues.


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Canterbury social housing programme

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Canterbury social housing programme

Canterbury social housing programme

Following the Canterbury earthquakes, Housing New Zealand adopted a $1.2 billion project to rebuild and redevelop its social housing portfolio in Canterbury.


Greenwood Roche has been advising Housing New Zealand on legal aspects of the comprehensive repair and development projects in Canterbury.


Specialist expertise

Key lawyers involved

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Waipa Networks’ new transmission line

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Waipa Networks’ new transmission line

Waipa Networks has identified the need to construct a new 110kV transmission line to increase the security and reliability of electricity supply to Te Awamutu and the surrounding areas.


We are advising Waipa Networks on this project. Our work has included strategic advice, acquisition of land property rights, Maori land issues, and advice on compulsory acquisition rights and compensation entitlements.


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Key lawyers involved

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Silverdale unit title development

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Silverdale unit title development

Broadway Property Group is developing a large 23 unit title retail development in Silverdale, Auckland.


We are advising on all aspects of this development. Our work involves advising on due diligence, financing, the unit title subdivision and drafting the body corporate rules, negotiating leases and the sales of the individual unit title properties.


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Key lawyers involved

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Northpower’s Pouto project

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Northpower’s Pouto project

Northpower is planning to build a new 220kV transmission line to connect Meridian’s proposed wind farm at Pouto Peninsula to the national grid.


We are advising Northpower on this project. Our work has included strategic advice, acquisition of land property rights, Maori land issues, advice on compulsory acquisition rights, forestry rights and compensation entitlements.


Specialist expertise

Key lawyers involved

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Westgate Town Centre development

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Westgate Town Centre development

With the ever increasing expansion of Auckland, Westgate is being transformed from a greenfields site into a Town Centre featuring significant large retail stores.


We are advising on joint venture agreements, the subdivision of the land, the financing of the development, the development of the lots, and the leasing of the lots to various large retail companies.


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Experience

Partner, Greenwood Roche 2013 –
Partner, Meredith Connell 2004 – 2013
Solicitor, Meredith Connell 1999 – 2004
Solicitor, Russell McVeagh 1996 – 1999
Member of the New Zealand Law Society Financial Assurance Committee
Member of the New Zealand Law Society interview panel for practising applications
Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
Member of CoreNet


Qualifications

LLB (Hons), BCom (Auckland)


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Steve Woodfield

DDI: +64 9 306 0498

Mobile: +64 21 919 731

Phone: +64 9 306 0490

Fax: +64 9 302 6119

Email: steve@greenwoodroche.com

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Steve is primarily based in Auckland.

Physical: Level 12
2 Commerce Street
Auckland 1010

Mail: PO Box 106006
Auckland 1143

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