With our strong background in both commercial and environmental law, Wynn Williams has the expertise to provide legal advice to mining and aggregate operations.

We have experience across various aspects of the law relating to coal and gold mining, mineral extraction, and aggregate processing; including compliance with the Resource Management Act 1991 and other environmental matters. We can assist with negotiating of Alliance Agreements and other contracts between local and offshore parties.

We also act for a number of quarrying and concrete-batching companies.  We advise on compliance with the Resource Management Act 1991, and obtaining resource consents for mineral extraction and aggregate processing activities and associated discharges to air.  We are also involved in district and regional plan reviews, with a particular emphasis on zoning, noise and air discharge rule implications.

Where new development has the potential to adversely impact existing mining, quarrying and aggregate operations, we provide advice on reverse sensitivity issues, side-agreements and "no-complaint" covenants.

We also regularly advise on:
  • negotiating Alliance Agreements
  • the Crown Minerals Act
  • company and joint venture structuring
  • health and safety issues
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