Planning Information Advisor

Date: 13 Sep 2023

Location: Auckland Wide, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

  • Opportunity to join our planning information advisor team
  • Flexible working
  • Excellent development & training options



He angitūtanga: The opportunity


Are you looking for a change of direction, quality training and career opportunities, a collaborative workplace where you can make a difference? If so, why not join Auckland Council, the largest territorial authority in Australasia, and play an important part in building a world class Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland) through your valuable contributions to our fast-growing regulatory division.


We are seeking motivated and enthusiastic planners, to join our Resource Consents Department, where the planning information advisor team provide high quality technical advice to customers regarding how they can achieve their goals within current regulatory parameters. You will have the opportunity to play a key role in solving the housing crisis in Tamaki Makaurau, and to provide advice on a variety of development projects including: 


  • comprehensive residential (including dwellings, terraced houses, and apartments).
  • commercial, retail (including town and shopping centres) and industrial.
  • urban expansion, regeneration, and heritage.
  • sensitive rural and coastal areas.
  • nationally and regionally significant infrastructure.
  • large urban and rural subdivision.
  • high profile events.
  • Māori outcomes (including marae and papakāinga) and
  • the protection of air, land, and water resources.


You will learn about the wider aspects of the consenting business in our rapidly growing region where no two days are the same. You will join a department where collaboration and customer service are at the forefront of our service delivery, with support and technical guidance available for your personal growth and career progression. You will provide accurate professional advice to applicants and the public, working efficiently and collaboratively to achieve quality outcomes.


The planning information advisor role is the face of the resource consents department where your knowledge, expertise and communication skills will provide sound technical guidance to empower people to make the best choices for their future and the future of the Auckland Region.


Click link to access the position description.


He kōrero mōu: About you


You may be a graduate or an experienced planner returning to work, with a tertiary qualification in urban planning, resource management or in a similar field preferably acknowledged by NZPI or PIA. With a strong working knowledge of the Resource Management Act 1991 and an awareness of the coming legislative changes, you will have a high level of customer service and collaboration skills with excellent time management, written and verbal communication. Most of all, you will have a desire to be part of Local Government where you can make a difference and help us to obtain good environmental outcomes! While we encourage the use of public transport, it would be an advantage to hold a full, clean New Zealand driver’s licence to drive our Council vehicles, if required. 


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer


Salary range $59,585 - $77,110 (dependent on experience)


Auckland Council is one of the largest local authorities in the South Pacific providing essential services and facilities to more than 1.5 million people. We are progressive socially, culturally and environmentally while we work towards creating change having an impact on our journey to becoming a world-class city for our ratepayers and residents.


Endless opportunities to develop your planning career and exposure to a range of specialisations. The opportunities are diverse like no other planning job; this is the ultimate building block in your career. Auckland Council’s size is one of our biggest advantages. Variety, opportunities and a fantastic training sets us apart from private practice. In return for your hard work, you can expect a flexible and supportive work environment.


Ehara taku toa, he takitahi, he toa takitini My success is not mine alone, but the success of many.


Auckland Council’s size is one of our biggest advantages. Variety, opportunities, a fantastic training and support system and flexible working arrangements sets us apart from private practice. You will be joining a department of 350+ dedicated and respected experts and professionals working collaboratively across the region to contribute to the growth and development of Tāmaki Makaurau. We are committed to diversity, and have a culture built on trust and valuing individual as well as collective contributions. The planning information advisor position is region-wide and so you will be able to choose to work from any of the three council hubs located in Manukau, CBD, or Albany.


Applications close on Sunday 8th October 2023 at 11.59pm.

However, please note that early applications are encouraged – so to avoid disappointment - Tono Mai: Apply Now!


Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE), and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.