Bianca Tree

Partner - Environment and Planning

Bianca is a specialist in resource management and environmental law. She provides advice on all aspects of the Resource Management Act 1991 and related legislation. She has experience across a broad range of development projects and environmental issues, including in the commercial, industrial, infrastructure, aquaculture, forestry and energy sectors. Bianca’s clients value her knowledge of their business and her clear commercial advice on resource consent and planning process.

Bianca has extensive experience of the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan, with direct involvement in the regional policy statement, business, transport, heritage and air quality chapters. She also acted for several clients to achieve an uplift in zoning or area specific precinct controls.

Bianca also has experience in the related fields of the Public Works Act and the Local Government Act, including development contributions and private development agreements.

Professional background

Recent work

Stratex Group Limited

We are Stratex’s legal advisor in relation to the NZ Transport Agency’s East West Link proposal.

Eamon Storage Limited

We assisted Kiwi Self Storage Limited and Eamon Storage Limited with its submission and High Court appeal opposing the notice of requirement by the NZ Transport Agency for the Northern Corridor Improvements Project.

Admitted

  • New Zealand (2001)

Qualifications

  • LLB, University of Otago
  • BSc

Specialisations

  • Energy and Resources
  • Environment and Resource Management
  • Planning and Environmental Approvals
  • Acquisition and compensation claims under the Public Works Act 1981