CONVID – 19

To All Our Valued Customers;Following the Government announcement to activate Level 4Our office will be closed from 4.30pm Wednesday 25th March 2020and will reopen again on Thursday 23th April 2020.  During this timeall staff will be working remotely from home where possible. If we are working with you on a project, please continue to email the staff …

Development near The National Grid

RPC has gained a rich experience on development near National Grid Lines through successfully gaining resource consent for our client’s developments. The most recent one was a relocation of a second dwelling unit, onto a site within the National Grid Corridor in Papatoetoe. Our client intended to relocate a second dwelling onsite to offer family …

Large Development – Farmers

RPC has been involved in the redevelopment of the Farmers building in downtown Tauranga. We completed an initial site survey including a detailed survey of the buried services in the area.The development includes two stories of stores and a further nine stories of apartments above. RPC has been completing precise monitoring surveys of positions around …

Cross Lease to Free Simple Conversion

In March 2012, I published an article on cross lease to fee simple conversions.  At the time it was stated that Council’s expectation was that services had to be brought up to current Council standards.  This particularly applied to Auckland Council. Since publishing that post, there have been a consistent level of enquiries from owners …

Managing Contaminants in Soil (NES)

National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil (NES) Subdivision of land now triggers the requirement under the NES to establish whether or not the current or past use of the land has had an activity occur on it that is listed on the Hazardous Activities and Industries List (HAIL). http://www.mfe.govt.nz/issues/managing-environmental-risks/contaminated-land/is-land-contaminated/hazardous-activities-industries-list.pdf Where an …