Intermediate Parks Resource Consents Planner

Date: 25-Jan-2023

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


  • Exciting opportunity to shape Auckland's parks and open space network
  • Plan the future of Auckland's parks and open spaces
  • Full-time, permanent role based in Auckland (CBD)


In the Parks Planning team, we’re proud of our supportive team environment. We have a high-performing workplace culture, enabling an enjoyable atmosphere where we get the job done. This is a great opportunity to join an enthusiastic, professional team and make a positive difference to Auckland's parks and green spaces.


There are over 4,000 local parks across the city. Our parks network is diverse and ranges from coastal and beach reserves to neighbourhood parks and bush reserves. Responding to growth is a key focus area to ensure that Council caters for the increased demand on open space.


He angitūtanga: The opportunity 


We’re seeking a Parks Resource Consents Planner at an intermediate level for an exciting opportunity within our team. You will represent the Parks and Community Facilities (PCF) view of parks, open space, recreation and sport for statutory and consent processes, mainly for the north western geographic area of Auckland. 


You will work as part of a team to deliver high quality open space outcomes within RMA processes that relate to growth and development, and receive mentoring and support from senior members of staff to build your skills and confidence. 


This is an excellent opportunity for someone that is passionate about open space and parks and wants to take the next step in their planning careers. There is opportunity to work on complex and notified resource consent applications, third party parks development processes and develop your stakeholder relationship skills in an expert planning input space and advice to Local Boards. 


He kōrero mōu: About you


You’ll bring with you a minimum of 2 years planning and resource management experience, supported by a tertiary qualification in policy, planning, parks and open space management or in a relevant field.  You will have proven experience in project management disciplines delivering results and innovation in a high public profile environment where you can demonstrate your experience in the Reserves Act and the Resource Management Act.


We value our customers and resulting from your customer focus you will have an excellent track record of customer delivery. It will be required that you have a good understanding and working knowledge of tikanga and Te Reo. Here it will also be essential that you have a positive attitude toward problem solving and motivating others.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer


Be a part of creating the world's most liveable city and be involved in developments that are shaping Auckland's future. Auckland's parks and open spaces are our community's most treasured resource and are fundamental to Auckland becoming the world's most liveable city. 


This is a unique opportunity to make a major step in your planning career and will give it a boost by working on major growth and development projects across Auckland. The role will provide you with the challenge you are after and rewards you with the result of your initiatives to shape the open space of Auckland and wellbeing of its people for generations to come. If you've got the expertise and qualities we're looking for, apply now!


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Please note, formal title is Parks Planner


Applications close Thursday, 9th February 2023


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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