Expert consenting panel
Information about the panel appointed to consider and decide the Federal Street Residences application.
On 18 March 2022, the panel convener appointed the panel to decide the Federal Street residences application. The panel consists of:
Gerald has been a specialist resource management lawyer for more than 24 years, and is a partner in Simpson Grierson’s local government and environment group. He advises on all aspects of resource management and local government law, with a focus on large infrastructure projects, land transport management and policy, and Māori and Treaty of Waitangi issues.
In addition to providing a wide range of legal and strategic advice, Gerald regularly appears before a range of decision-making bodies, including council hearing panels, boards of inquiry, the Environment Court and the High Court.
Gerald primarily acts for local government entities.
David is an urban designer with extensive urban design and resource management experience. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the areas of urban growth management, structure planning, intensification strategies and sustainable management of urban areas, as well as in the design and planning of towns and cities.
David is a member of the Auckland City Urban Design Panel, a full member of the NZ Planning Institute and received the NZ Planning Institute Distinguished Service Award in 2017. He is an accredited independent commissioner.
Maxine Moana-Tuwhangai is an accredited independent commissioner and holds the required certification to chair hearing panels under the Resource Management Act. She has participated in a number of consent hearings in the Waikato and Central North Island regions.
She is also a chartered accountant and professional director with a background in iwi development, and local government, and the health, education and transport sectors.
She has maintained an intimate involvement with her marae and iwi throughout the entirety of her life. Her primary iwi connections are to Maniapoto and Waikato.