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Tararua District Council : Planning Officer

As a consequence of lots of exciting developments happening in the district, the Council is looking to appoint either an experienced consents planner or a recent graduate with a planning/resource management qualification to its planning team.

Whilst relevant experience and qualifications are preferred, if you are someone with a related bachelor’s degree qualification and an interest in urban and rural or environmental planning and would be willing to work and study for a planning qualification with council support, then we would be pleased to hear from you.

Tararua offers you the country lifestyle you have always dreamed of. Take advantage of scenic attractions, great outdoors and country hospitality at their best! If you are keen on tramping, hunting, fishing, mountain biking, camping or kayaking, you will be spoilt for choice. All the facilities are nearby; swimming pools, gyms, tennis courts, sports clubs, and championship golf courses. The Tararua District provides you with an enviable lifestyle and work location.

Do you want to be an ‘all-rounder’ with expertise in different areas of planning?

Do you want to work with a great team of experienced planners?

We are looking for a Planning Officer with 12 month’s experience in a similar role.

Reporting to the Team Leader – Planning Services, you will assess and report on resource consent applications, provide expert technical advice, and perform the broad functions and requirements of the Resource Management Act.

This role requires technical expertise, excellent customer service and communication skills, and a drive for continuous improvement. If you’re a positive team player with a good sense of humour, we want to hear from you!

This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of a team which has a good reputation with the local community.

All applications will require a completed application form, cover letter, and CV.

A copy of the job description and application form can be downloaded from our website; alternatively, you may collect the application and job description from one of the Council’s Customer Service Centres in person or request them by phone.

Please send your application to Tararua District Council, PO Box 115 (26 Gordon Street), Dannevirke, phone 06 374 4080, or by email to, Attention The Group Manager – People and Capability.

Applications close with the Group Manager – People and Capability at 5.00pm, Friday 21 May 2021.