Senior Policy Planner – Kaitohu Kaupapa Here
Rotorua Lakes Council CLOSES 19th September

Position Description

Experienced Planner – Urban Development

Internationally known for exquisite geothermal landscapes and extraordinary recreational activities, the Rotorua district is going through a period of growth and fast becoming a sought after place to live, work and play.

Rotorua Lakes Council (RLC) is a Tier 2 Territorial Authority experiencing growth and needing to facilitate urban development, especially housing.  We are looking for a professional planner with significant experience in urban growth to help us with upcoming plan changes.

We are looking for someone with:

  • A resource management or masters degree;
  • Significant plan change experience along with strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Experience in urban growth planning
  • A strong professional ethos; and
  • A positive attitude

Experience (and an interest) in any of the following areas would be of benefit: economic feasibility of development, achieving better urban design outcomes on the ground, infrastructure planning or water quality associated with urban development.  An understanding of the NPS UD would also be of benefit.

RLC is a medium sized Council as such the position provides the opportunity to really influence the future development of Rotorua.

Work/life balance is important to us and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements for the right candidate.

If you're looking for a job where you can make a difference, in a really lovely part of the Country, we would appreciate hearing from you.