Amelia joined Greenwood Roche in 2017 after working in the Resource Management team at a large national firm.
Amelia has experience in a range of resource management matters, including advising clients in respect of major policy, plan change and resource consenting processes.
Greenwood Roche has successfully assisted Summerset Villages (Parnell) Limited to obtain resource consent for its latest flagship retirement village in Parnell, Auckland.
The village will comprise eight interconnected buildings, ranging from three to eight storeys in height, containing 316 independent living units, serviced units and care / dementia rooms adjacent to the Parnell Train Station and at the foot of Auckland Domain.
Greenwood Roche worked with the wider project team to develop the proposal for a retirement village at the Parnell site over a number of years and subsequently acted for Summerset Villages (Parnell) Limited through the application, public notification and hearings process, with consent being granted by the Council in May 2021. Residential neighbours of the proposed village then appealed to the Environment Court against the Council’s decision to grant consent, seeking extensive changes to the village design and to conditions of consent relating to the lengthy construction period. Through alternative dispute resolution processes, Greenwood Roche successfully negotiated with the appellant and other interested parties to resolve the appeal and a consent order was issued by the Environment Court in August 2022, enabling the development to proceed.
Greenwood Roche has successfully assisted WFT Finance & Investment Company Limited, directed by Mr Wayne Wright and Mrs Chloe Wright, to secure a private plan change to the Hauraki District Plan to rezone the 33 hectare former Paeroa Racecourse site and approve a Structure Plan to facilitate a mix of residential, commercial and open space development at the site.
Plan Change 5 was approved by the Hauraki District Council following a public notification and hearings process. Development of the site in accordance with the approved zoning and Structure Plan provisions will enable approximately 240 residential lots of various sizes to be provided, and a new chapel and associated commercial and visitor accommodation offerings to be developed. Development of the site will contribute meaningfully to Paeroa’s housing stock and to attract tourism to the Paeroa area. On-site amenity for future residents, public open spaces, adaptation of existing racecourse buildings on the site, and community activities and facilities will also be provided.
Francelle Lupis and Amelia Alden recently assisted Summerset Villages (St Johns) Limited in obtaining resource consent for a large retirement village in St Johns, Auckland.
The application was heard in the Environment Court, where Judge Smith, Commissioner Gysberts and Commissioner Prime held the consent as proposed “is appropriate and properly balances the interests of intensification with the need for compatibility with the residential environment and the impact on visual amenity”.
The village will range between two and six storeys and contain 328 units made up of independent living units, serviced units and care / dementia rooms.
Senior Associate, Greenwood Roche 2023 -
Associate, Greenwood Roche 2020 – 2023
Lawyer, Greenwood Roche 2017 – 2020
Solicitor, Russell McVeagh 2016 – 2017
LLB (Hons), BSc (Auckland)
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Amelia is primarily based in Auckland.
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