Rebecca Tompkins Rebecca Tompkins

Rebecca Tompkins

Senior Associate

Environmental, planning & resource management

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 & Wood Mallesons in Melbourne.

Recent highlights

  • Acted for Transpower on various plan changes across the North Island and the proposed Auckland Unitary Plan.
  • Advised Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency at Council hearings and the Environment Court, on the designation and resource consent aspects of a number of state highway projects, including the Ara Tūhono Puhoi – Wellsford project, SH1 widening works at Warkworth and Waikato Expressway – Te Rapa section.
  • Provided specialist advice to both local and international corporate entities, on environmental due diligence (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 port redevelopments, roading and rail projects.


  • Resource Management Law Association.
  • Auckland Women Lawyers Association.
  • Infrastructure New Zealand.