Jason Welsh acts for Tilt Renewables in respect of its 48 turbine coastal Waverley Wind Farm proposal located in South Taranaki. The application also involves the construction a of 13km transmission line. Regional Council consents were granted on a non-notified basis, and a hearing on the District Council consents was held in May 2017 before Independent Commissioners. Following engagement prior to and during the hearing, all key stakeholders (including iwi) either withdrew their submissions or amended their positions to that of neutrality. In July 2017 the Independent Commissioners released their decision, granting consent for all 48 turbines sought by Tilt Renewables. On 17 October 2018 Genesis and Tilt Renewables announced a strategic partnership which will allow construction of the Waverly Wind Farm to begin as early as the first half of 2019.