Rebecca Tompkins

Rebecca Tompkins

Senior Associate, Auckland

Environment, planning & resource management

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T:+64 9 357 9258

M:+64 22 173 6216


LLB (Hons), BA, University of Auckland


2007, New Zealand; 2011, Victoria

An experienced planning and environmental lawyer, Rebecca acts for both public and commercial clients. She advises on the resource management and environmental aspects of large-scale energy and infrastructure projects, property development, commercial contracts and due diligence investigations.

Her extensive experience spans the areas of environmental and planning liability, regulatory obligations and compliance, including advising on legal strategies for the management of risk in commercial transactions.

Prior to re-joining Chapman Tripp in 2014, Rebecca worked as a specialist planning and environmental lawyer with King and Wood Mallesons in Melbourne.

Recent highlights

  • Acted for Transpower New Zealand Limited in relation to various plan changes across the North Island and with respect to the proposed Auckland Unitary Plan.
  • Advised NZ Transport Agency at Council hearings and Environment Court, and in relation to the designation and resource consent aspects of a number of state highway projects, including the Ara Tuhono Puhoi to Wellsford project, the SH1 widening works at Warkworth and the Waikato Expressway – Te Rapa section.
  • Provided specialist advice to both local and international corporate entities, on environmental due diligences (both purchaser and vendor), including coordinating environmental audits and reviewing relevant contract and warranty provisions.
  • Advised various Asia-based clients on residential subdivision and development of ex-industrial properties.
  • Assisted New Zealand and Australian-based international airports with the redevelopment and expansion of airport operations and surrounding land.
  • Acted on multiple large Australian infrastructure projects including to port redevelopments and roading and rail projects.


Resource Management Law Association

Auckland Women Lawyers Association

Infrastructure New Zealand

Environment, planning & resource management; Litigation & dispute resolution; Public law





Construction & major projects; Energy & natural resources; Government; Infrastructure