The Environmental Law Committee makes submissions on proposed changes to environmental and resource management legislation. The Committee also contributes towards practice notes issued by the judiciary.
The Environmental Law Committee was established in 1996 to review and comment on new legislation affecting environmental law – and in particular the resource management legislation that created the Environment Court. The committee continues to monitor and comment on proposed reforms of environmental law.
Vicki Morrison-Shaw is the committee convenor. She has expertise in environmental law, resource management law, marine and coastal law, Māori land law, and public law. Vicki is also an accredited RMA Hearings Commissioner, and a member of hearing panels for a number of local councils.
The committee is made up of experienced environmental law practitioners: