Hillend Station is a working farm in Cardrona Valley, near Wanaka, which is being developed as a high quality rural-residential subdivision.
Greenwood Roche advised the developer of Hillend Station on the initial purchase of the 2,665 hectare property and completed two complex subdivisions, which initially included a perpetually renewable lease of most of the land back to the owner of the farm.
This project involved advising on the most appropriate structure for the development, establishing an incorporated society for the residents’ association (including preparing and updating its rules), drafting and negotiating all subdivision documents (including easements, restrictive land covenants and encumbrances relating to the residents’ association), and advising on compliance with securities legalisation and regulation.
Greenwood Roche assisted Christchurch City Council in launching and supporting the city’s recent environmentally-friendly transport initiatives intended to support sustainable multi-modal journeys, and complement and enhance the region’s existing public transport network.
The initiatives comprise the introduction of the shared electric car fleet with Yoogo, a proposed public bike share system, and Lime’s e-scooters.
Christchurch City Council has partnered with a range of leading public and private sector organisations with a view to promoting the physical health of its residents, reducing the negative impacts that traditional transport options have on the environment, and reducing the number of cars on Christchurch roads.
Greenwood Roche’s team, led by James Riddoch, worked with Christchurch City Council to prepare the legal framework to support these projects, including advising Council on procurement matters, negotiating the commercial terms with the suppliers, and advising Council in relation to the required permits to allow these businesses to operate in the city.
The government has, as one of its key priorities, the recovery and rebuild of Canterbury following the devastating earthquakes in 2010 and 2011.
Greenwood Roche advised the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority on anchor projects to assist with the recovery, including the health precinct, the south frame and the east frame.
Otakaro was established in April 2016 to take over some of the functions of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, and Greenwood Roche continues to advise on various rebuild projects. We have assisted Otakaro with the development and associated property matters relating to the north, south and east frames, Margaret Mahy playground, the CTV memorial site, Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre, the Farmers’ Market and Rauora Park.
Te Pae, meaning “a gathering place” in te reo Maori, is a highly anticipated anchor project being developed by Otakaro. It will be a world class convention and exhibition facility neighbouring Cathedral Square in the heart of Christchurch.
Greenwood Roche has assisted Otakaro with various property aspects relating to the Convention Centre.
Summerset is the third largest retirement village operator and the second largest developer of villages in New Zealand, building 400 to 500 retirement units per annum.
Greenwood Roche advises Summerset Group on the acquisition of land for the development of retirement villages, together with other property and resource management aspects of the developments themselves, throughout New Zealand.
Lawyer, Greenwood Roche 2016 –
Solicitor, Cavell Leitch 2014 – 2016
Solicitor, Corcoran French 2013 – 2014
Law Clerk, Corcoran French 2011 – 2013
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