NZ Centre for Environmental Law

Hon Peter Salmon

Advisory Board

Hon Peter Salmon



Hon Peter Salmon is a retired High Court Judge who acts as an arbitrator , mediator and Resource Consent Commissioner and sits on Pacific Island Courts of Appeal.

Prior to his appointment to the bench, he had extensive experience in local government, environmental and resource management law.  He practised as a barrister for 22 years and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1983. He was a Judge of the High Court from 1996 to 2004.

He was a founding member and first president of the Resource Management Law Association.  Currently he is general editor of the annotated Resource Management Act.  He completed with two commissioners a review of the draft National Policy Statement on Electricity Reticulation, and was Chair of the Royal Commission on Auckland Governance.