Intermediate Open Space Planner

Date: 22-Nov-2022

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


  • Support the implementation of the local parks management plans programme
  • Connect people and ideas to deliver greater value in community and open space planning 
  • Be part of a dynamic and supportive team transforming service and asset approaches 


He angitūtanga: The Opportunity 

It is an exciting time for our Regional Services and Strategy department. Driving directorate-wide change in how we plan and deliver services for the communities of Tāmaki Makaurau and strengthening our capacity to deliver for Māori. 

We have an opportunity for an Intermediate Open Space Planner to join the Open Space Service and Asset Planning tīma within the Service Investment and Programming unit. We form an integral part of delivering our Auckland Plan linking our Policy, and Customer and Community delivery teams.

As one of our Intermediate Planners, you will support our programme to develop community-focused multi-park management plans for Auckland’s 21 Local Boards covering over 4000 parks. You will also support and lead projects to masterplan our significant parks and community spaces, and to develop our practice and processes so that we can deliver improved community outcomes and advice to elected officials and other departments.

A key focus of the role is to continue to evolve our approach to Auckland’s open space planning to meet the challenges of planning, investing in and managing the largest local and regional parks network in Australasia. Our parks, open spaces and community buildings need to respond to a growing and more diverse Auckland, within the context of a constrained financial environment. 

He kōrero mōu: About you

We are looking for an experienced parks and open space planning professional with the capability to support a significant strategic work programme. You will have strong stakeholder and relationship management skills and ability to work constructively within a diverse political environment. 


You will enjoy working in a collaborative and flexible team environment.  You will relish the opportunity to influence community and open space outcomes across a complex organisational environment. 


Knowledge of the Reserves Act and how the Treaty principles impact planning and decision-making on parks would be highly advantageous. 


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer
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. 
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.
You’ll also have access to a range of fantastic Auckland Council benefits, including discounted Leisure Centre membership and a range of other partnership discounts.


Please use the following link to view a copy of the position description –

Please note, formal job title is Service & Asset Planner 

Applications close Wednesday, 7th December 2022

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.


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