Lauren Semple

Partner, Greenwood Roche

Lauren has 30 years’ experience in all aspects of consenting large scale development projects using a range of processes including traditional two-step consenting, direct referral, special legislation (Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011 and the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act 2016) and more recently applications under the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast Track Consenting) Act 2020.  Lauren has successfully consented a significant number of large scale residential developments, the Dunedin Stadium, the temporary Christchurch stadium, the new Hagley Building at Christchurch Hospital and the Christchurch Justice and Emergency Precinct.  She is currently leading the consenting of the new Dunedin Hospital, and providing legal advice on the Lake Onlsow hydro battery project among other development projects.  Lauren has also been advising various infrastructure agencies in relation to the reform of the Resource Management Act 1991.