Appeals and Mediation

The period for filing appeals with the Environment Court closed on Wednesday, 18 September 2019.  The period for lodging any section 274 notice to join an appeal closed on Wednesday, 9 October 2019. Appeals not resolved through mediation will be heard by the Environment Court from 6 September 2021. 

Key dates for evidence exchange are:

  • Respondent files evidence 14 June 2021;
  • Section 274 parties in opposition to appeal file evidence 28 June 2021;
  • Appellant files evidence 12 July 2021;
  • Section 274 parties in support of appeal file evidence 26 July 2021;
  • Joint Conferencing on or before 2 August 2021 in the following order:
  • Ecology; and
  • Planning;
  • Respondent and section 274 parties in opposition to appeal file reply evidence 16 August 2021;
  • Common bundles and evidence bundles filed 30 August 2021;
  • Hearing to be held on the Court's earliest available hearing date after 6 September 2021

All minutes and directions issued by the Environment Court are available here:

Mediation notices are available here:

Appeal notices are available here:  

Section 274 parties are available here: 

Past mediation schedules and categories are below:

20200810-Appendix-1-Updated-Mediation-Calendar-August-to-finish-post-16-October.pdf

20200703-Appendix-2-Mediation-Calendar-August-Finish.pdf

Appeal-topics-and-subtopics-for-direct-engagement-and-Court-mediation-8-November-2019.pdf

Memorandum-of-GWRC-counsel-following-pre-hearing-conference-4-Dec-2019.pdf

Appendix-1-Appeal-topics-and-subtopics-for-direct-engagement-and-Court-mediation-Clean-Version-4-December-2019.pdf

Appendix-1-Appeal-topics-and-subtopics-for-direct-engagement-and-Court-mediation-Tracked-Version-4-December-2019.pdf

Appendix-2-Mediation-Calendar-4-December-2019.pdf

Memorandum-of-GWRC-counsel-regarding-revised-timetable-post-Topic-30-deferral-11-September-2020.pdf

Appendix-1-Mediation-Calendar-Sept-Finish-Updated-11-September-2020.pdf

Appendix-2-Appeal-topics-and-mediation-schedule-updated-11-Sept-2020.pdf