Monique specialises in resource management law, advising on a broad range of issues within that field. She also manages project teams across a range of scientific and technical disciplines towards successful outcomes.
Monique advises government and private clients on resource management issues throughout New Zealand. She has particular expertise in consenting challenging projects across a range of sectors including hydro, dairy, quarrying and mining, and large industry.
She also advises on site contamination issues, environmental warranties and indemnities, and environmental due diligence in property and corporate transactions. Before joining Greenwood Roche, Monique was seconded as a Project Manager (Consenting) to a major New Zealand resources company.
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.
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.
On 28 July 2023 the Dunedin City Council granted a variation to the conditions of the previously consented enabling works for the New Dunedin Hospital.
The variation provides for changes in the location and footprint of the proposed Inpatient Building which will be housed on the old Cadbury factory site. The variation also accommodates a new plant building between the Inpatient Building and the southern site boundary, and technical construction related changes such as updated pile designs and driving methodology for the Inpatient Building and its two link bridges.
Enabling works for the Outpatient Building are complete and above-ground construction has begun with a target ‘go-live’ date of 2025. Enabling works are underway for the significantly larger Inpatient Building which is scheduled to ‘go-live’ in 2029. The resource consent application to authorise the above-ground construction and operation of the Inpatient Building has now been lodged with the Environmental Protection Authority for referral to an expert consenting panel under the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act 2020. Subject to securing all necessary approvals, construction of that Building is scheduled to begin in Q1 2024.
The Greenwood Roche team has been advising Te Whatu Ora on the resource management and property aspects of the New Dunedin Hospital project since 2017.
Principal, Greenwood Roche 2013 –
Associate, Anderson Lloyd 2005 – 2013
Solicitor, K Legal, London 2003
Solicitor, London Borough of Barnet 2002
Solicitor, Anderson Lloyd 1999 – 2002, 2003 – 2005
LLB (Hons) (Otago)
Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales
DDI: +64 3 353 0572
Mobile: +64 21 868 834
Phone: +64 3 353 0570
Monique is primarily based in Christchurch.
Physical: Level 3, 1 Kettlewell Lane
680-690 Colombo Street
Mail: PO Box 139
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