Megan has a legal background and provides advice on a wide range of resource consent and environmental projects. She is experienced with large Projects of National Significance, consenting and strategic placement of fire stations, and environmental compliance issues. Megan reviews resource consent applications and checks monitoring and resource consent compliance. She works with local authorities on plan changes, and has represented submitters during significant plan reviews (the Auckland Unitary Plan and the Christchurch Replacement District Plan).
Megan has a young family, and her spare time is spent hanging out with them, preferably in the outdoors - down at the lake or on a forest walk. She enjoys indoor pursuits as well: she's a dab hand at lego creations.
Megan joined Perception Planning in 2018 after working as in-house counsel with the Fire Service and as a specialist RMA lawyer in Wellington. Her recent experience includes:
Acted for Wellington City Council and the Basin Reserve Trust in Basin Bridge Hearing before the Environmental Protection Authority.
Provided advice on implementing consent conditions for the Transmission Gully roading project.
Helped lead a team of lawyers, planners and operational firefighters prepare submissions and evidence for the Auckland Unitary Plan and Christchurch District Replacement Plan processes.
Helped Upper Hutt City Council with Plan Change 42: Mangaroa and Pinehaven Flood Extents.
Acted for the Fire Service on Plan Change 38 (changes to heritage) of the North Shore Section of the Auckland Council District Plan.
Involved in nationwide strategy to facilitate Fire Service operational needs within local communities.
Advised Wellington, Hutt and Auckland City Councils on consent compliance for prosecution purposes.
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