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New Dunedin Hospital – Stage 2 Outpatient Building – Fast Track Consent Granted

On 17 August 2022 the Minster of Health was granted resource consent under the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act 2020 for the above-ground construction works and subsequent operation of the new Outpatient building at Dunedin Hospital.  ..

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New Dunedin Hospital – Stage 2 Outpatient Building – Fast Track Consent Granted

On 17 August 2022 the Minster of Health was granted resource consent under the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act 2020 for the above-ground construction works and subsequent operation of the new Outpatient building at Dunedin Hospital.  


Resource consent for the stage 1 foundation works was granted on 23 December 2021, and the granting of this subsequent consent will enable the establishment of the new Outpatient building, the first of the two new clinical buildings that will comprise the New Dunedin Hospital.

Housing a range of consultation and treatment spaces, day surgery facilities, and procedure and diagnostic services, works on the Outpatient building are anticipated to commence in early October 2022.  Utilising the fast track consenting legislation has enabled the development to stay on track despite the challenges of the last two years.

A team from Greenwood Roche, led by Lauren Semple and Julian Smith, are advising on all consenting and property matters relating to the New Dunedin Hospital.  


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Parnell Retirement Village

Greenwood Roche has successfully assisted Summerset Villages (Parnell) Limited to obtain resource consent for its latest flagship retirement village in Parnell, Auckland.  ..

Parnell Retirement Village

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Parnell Retirement Village

Parnell Retirement Village

Greenwood Roche has successfully assisted Summerset Villages (Parnell) Limited to obtain resource consent for its latest flagship retirement village in Parnell, Auckland.  


The village will comprise eight interconnected buildings, ranging from three to eight storeys in height, containing 316 independent living units, serviced units and care / dementia rooms adjacent to the Parnell Train Station and at the foot of Auckland Domain.   

Greenwood Roche worked with the wider project team to develop the proposal for a retirement village at the Parnell site over a number of years and subsequently acted for Summerset Villages (Parnell) Limited through the application, public notification and hearings process, with consent being granted by the Council in May 2021.  Residential neighbours of the proposed village then appealed to the Environment Court against the Council’s decision to grant consent, seeking extensive changes to the village design and to conditions of consent relating to the lengthy construction period.  Through alternative dispute resolution processes, Greenwood Roche successfully negotiated with the appellant and other interested parties to resolve the appeal and a consent order was issued by the Environment Court in August 2022, enabling the development to proceed. 


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Breakthrough on final City Rail Link Tunnel

On Wednesday 14 September the tunnel boring machine “Dame Whina Cooper” broke through at Te Waihorotiu/Aotea Station...

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Breakthrough on final City Rail Link Tunnel

Breakthrough on final City Rail Link Tunnel

On Wednesday 14 September the tunnel boring machine “Dame Whina Cooper” broke through at Te Waihorotiu/Aotea Station.


Wednesday’s breakthrough marked the completion of the tunnel excavations for the City Rail Link Project.  The next stage of construction is now underway to install the railway tracks and other systems necessary for the operation of the rail network.

Since the Dame Whina Cooper began operation in May 2021 tunnelling teams have been hard at work digging two 1.6 kilometre tunnels between Britomart and Mount Eden stations, with the first being completed prior to Christmas in 2021.  The machine excavated up to 1,500 tonnes of spoil and travelled around 32m daily.  It was also equipped to remove excavated tunnel spoil and install concrete segments to line the newly bored tunnel as it progressed.  

Now that its journey is complete, the machine will be lifted to the surface, disassembled and returned to the manufacturer to allow parts to be repurposed for other projects.

Greenwood Roche is very proud to be involved in this significant project. We are engaged as project counsel to the Link Alliance, the consortium of companies responsible for the design and construction of the City Rail Link project.



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New Dunedin Hospital – Stage 1 Enabling Works – Fast Track Consent Granted

On 23 December 2021, the Ministry of Health and Minister of Health were granted resource consent under the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act 2020 for the enabling works required for the new Dunedin Hospital project. ..

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New Dunedin Hospital – Stage 1 Enabling Works – Fast Track Consent Granted

New Dunedin Hospital – Stage 1 Enabling Works – Fast Track Consent Granted

On 23 December 2021, the Ministry of Health and Minister of Health were granted resource consent under the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act 2020 for the enabling works required for the new Dunedin Hospital project. 


The enabling works comprise excavation and removal of existing building slabs, earthworks and dewatering, and piling required for the foundations of the hospital buildings.  These works will be underway shortly, with the first piles due to be installed by mid-May.  The $1.4 billion new Dunedin Hospital will support the SDHB’s continued provision of high quality health services throughout the lower South Island, and will be a key urban landmark for Dunedin, testament to the city’s long-standing role in health provision and health education.
 
Lauren SempleRachel Murdoch and William Hulme-Moir have been advising the Ministry on all consenting matters relating to the new Dunedin Hospital including applying for and obtaining Ministerial approval to utilise the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act 2020.  The new Dunedin Hospital is one of two recent projects that the team have successfully consented via this fast track route.  Subsequent stages of the Dunedin hospital project will consent the above ground works for the new Inpatient, Outpatient and Logistics buildings.
 
The obtaining of resource consent has progressed in parallel with the acquisition of property rights for the development. Julian Smith led our team advising the Ministry on those property rights.


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Transpower completes Clutha to Upper Waitaki Lines project

Transpower has recently completed its project to duplex the conductors on the 142 kilometre long southern section of the Roxburgh to Islington A 220 kV transmission line which, along with related work, has substantially increased the northward capacity of this part of the transmission network...

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Transpower completes Clutha to Upper Waitaki Lines project

Transpower completes Clutha to Upper Waitaki Lines project

Transpower has recently completed its project to duplex the conductors on the 142 kilometre long southern section of the Roxburgh to Islington A 220 kV transmission line which, along with related work, has substantially increased the northward capacity of this part of the transmission network.


The upgrade, undertaken through difficult terrain and in challenging weather conditions, provides transmission capacity for the possible closure of the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter or for new renewable generation in the area.

Greenwood Roche again assisted Transpower with landowner negotiations along the route of the line, including preparing the agreements, negotiating terms with landowner representatives and completing easement documentation.


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solarZero Schools Project

We have recently advised solarZero on its negotiations with the Ministry of Education on the template energy services agreement that solarZero will offer to eligible state schools across New Zealand...

solarZero Schools Project

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solarZero Schools Project

solarZero Schools Project

We have recently advised solarZero on its negotiations with the Ministry of Education on the template energy services agreement that solarZero will offer to eligible state schools across New Zealand.


Have you memories of a long school building surrounded by sun-baked asphalt and playing fields, quite possibly with not a shade tree in sight? Our client solarZero has launched a new project to generate solar electricity off school roofs across the country.

With financing made available by New Zealand Green Investment Finance, the solarZero Schools initiative enables solarZero to deploy distributed solar generation across schools, demonstrating to future generations in a tangible way what a low carbon world can look like.

The 20 year contract we have helped solarZero develop provides solar energy services to the school for no up-front cost and with long‑term fixed costs at a price below the current cost of retail electricity, making it an attractive option for schools. Across the school sector there is scope for up to 200MW of solar power over time which is a significant contribution to current renewable energy targets.

The long-term contract contains some novel features, being required to operate within the regulatory framework for New Zealand state schools and meet the requirements of the Ministry as school property owner.


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Acquisition of hotel businesses by overseas investors

In 2020 and 2021 Greenwood Roche has advised on the acquisition by overseas investors of two separate hotel businesses, advising on sale and purchase terms for the land and business and application of the overseas investment rules, conducting due diligence, drafting and advising on management contracts, advising on liquor licensing, advising on transitional hand-over arrangements and generally arranging for completion of the transactions to occur with minimal disruption to the business...

Acquisition of hotel businesses by overseas investors

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Acquisition of hotel businesses by overseas investors

In 2020 and 2021 Greenwood Roche has advised on the acquisition by overseas investors of two separate hotel businesses, advising on sale and purchase terms for the land and business and application of the overseas investment rules, conducting due diligence, drafting and advising on management contracts, advising on liquor licensing, advising on transitional hand-over arrangements and generally arranging for completion of the transactions to occur with minimal disruption to the business.


Our work here builds on significant experience across different team members’ work on previous hotel transactions, including large international hotel chains throughout New Zealand.


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Macleans College land

Greenwood Roche assisted Hāpai Commercial Property Limited Partnership with the establishment of its partnership with Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki Trust and the new entity’s acquisition of the 13 hectares of land under Macleans College in Bucklands Beach, Auckland in what has been reported as the largest Treaty-based school transfer...

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Macleans College land

Greenwood Roche assisted Hāpai Commercial Property Limited Partnership with the establishment of its partnership with Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki Trust and the new entity’s acquisition of the 13 hectares of land under Macleans College in Bucklands Beach, Auckland in what has been reported as the largest Treaty-based school transfer.


Our work included advising on and implementing the joint venture structure, undertaking due diligence on the property, assisting with the financing of the transaction and settling the acquisition.

The acquisition was part of Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki’s Deed of Settlement with the Crown, which was finalised in 2018, and included the leaseback of the land to the Ministry of Education.


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Ocean Outfall Pipeline, Hokitika

Greenwood Roche has assisted Westland Dairy Company Limited with its $26 million Ocean Outfall Pipeline project...

Ocean Outfall Pipeline, Hokitika

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Ocean Outfall Pipeline, Hokitika

Ocean Outfall Pipeline, Hokitika

Greenwood Roche has assisted Westland Dairy Company Limited with its $26 million Ocean Outfall Pipeline project.


Our work involved drafting and negotiating land occupation and easement documentation with the Westland District Council for the deaeration chamber and the pipeline and drafting construction contracts for the two stage pipeline project.  The pipeline and deaeration chamber due for completion in the first quarter of 2021 will convey treated wastewater from Westland Milk’s Hokitika dairy factory, remove the air and discharge it into the ocean via an 800 metre underwater pipe.  The company considers it is a more acceptable environmental solution and more sustainable system than the current system of discharge into the Hokitika River.


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New Dunedin office for Accident Compensation Corporation

Ngāi Tahu and the Accident Compensation Corporation have announced the development of a new office complex in Dunedin...

New Dunedin office for Accident Compensation Corporation

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New Dunedin office for Accident Compensation Corporation

New Dunedin office for Accident Compensation Corporation

Ngāi Tahu and the Accident Compensation Corporation have announced the development of a new office complex in Dunedin.


Greenwood Roche lawyers Bob Roche and Sam Green recently assisted ACC with the development of a new office building in Dunedin through a 50/50 partnership with Ngāi Tahu.

The Dunedin hub is essential for ACC’s national operations and this purpose-built four-storey complex will house 650 staff who are currently spread across four separate buildings.

Construction of this modern and environmentally friendly building is set to start this year. The 8,000 square metre building will be located on Dowling Street.


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