Public Works Act Claim

Public Works Act Claim

The task

The processing site of an industrial operation is in the path of a proposed Expressway. The client required support to assess the impact of the proposed works and protect their business interests.

Our thinking

Businesses faced with this situation commonly do not identify the full extent of the impacts on their business or exercise their full rights under the Public Works Act. The client in this case was very clear that their main objective was to maintain continuity of business. Hampton Jones is co-ordinating with a large team of technical and legal experts, managing the interface between the client and the NZTA design team to produce a robust assessment of impacts and propose solutions and mitigations. By exercising their rights under the public works act, Hampton Jones were even able to negotiate for the client to pass on all consultant costs!

The result

When the Expressway is built, the client and NZTA will have a clear understanding of the impacts; both immediate and in the future and the client has a clear pathway agreed to recover costs for disruption. More importantly for the client, the Expressway construction methodology and design have been modified to minimise its impacts on their business.