Reports to: Senior Planner/Manager

Supervises: Planning Assistants

Main objectives: To evaluate and advise on alternative goals and major policy directions in so far as they relate to the planning for the Local Authority concerned.

Typical functions and responsibilities:

  • Prepare the statement of objectives and policies for Resource Management after consultation with the community.
  • Make sure developers and resource consent holders comply with relevant Resource Management Act documents.
  • Provide, maintain and analyse information covering social, economic, environmental and development trends and issues of the Local Authority.
  • Contribute to investigations and feasibility studies in relation to major public works and undertakings including locational requirements and environmental impacts.
  • Identify opportunities for improvements to the environmental qualities of the Local Authority.
  • Plan and advice on the protection, development and layout of urban and rural area.
  • Monitor the impact of Resource Management Act documents and/or conditions on the environment.
  • Prepare and present reports about restoring, protecting or enhancing particular environments.

Typical qualifications and experience: A Bachelor of Planning or a Master of Resource and Environmental Planning plus appropriate planning related experience; and have, or be eligible for, full membership of the New Zealand Planning Institute; or will have demonstrated by a combination of a University qualification and length of suitable experience, that they have attained a level equivalent to that described above.