Janette is one of New Zealand’s leading resource management law experts. She is passionate about her work and undertook academic studies in this area with a Master’s degree in Law from the University of California at Berkeley.
Janette’s academic excellence is matched by a commercial acuity born of years of top-level experience. She has a strong ability to integrate with clients’ teams. Janette identifies key project issues and works with clients to devise effective responses. Importantly, she has the ability not only to ensure successful project outcomes, but also to secure a foundation upon which those involved in or affected by a project can create lasting working relationships.
Assisting Queenstown Lakes District Council with a contentious plan change to expand the existing town centre and make provision for a convention centre.
Obtaining resource consents for the Nga Awa Purua Geothermal PowerStation.
Acting as counsel in a landmark case setting the tests for rules in District Plans and securing a substantial Heritage Protection Area, excluded from development (Long Bay Okura Great Parks Society v North Shore City Council).
LLB (Hons)/BA, University of Auckland
LLM, Berkeley (United States)
- Author of the Enforcement Chapter in Environmental and Resource Management Law (Lexis Nexis)
- Senior Prizes in Geography and Law (University of Auckland)
- Commonwealth Scholarship for study in India
- Fulbright Scholarship
- Philanthropic Educational Organization Scholarship
- Ethel Benjamin Prize in Law
- Spencer Mason Travelling Scholarship Director of the Environmental Defence Society (1999 to 2004)
- Member of the Auckland committee of the Resource Management Law Association for six years, including two years as Chair