Planner - Places and Open Spaces
Whakatane District Council
Whakatane, New Zealand
19h ago

Are you a visionary with the desire to enhance your community's sense of place?

In this exciting new role within a realigned team, you will have the opportunity to exercise fresh thinking and cutting-edge initiatives.

Whakatāne District Council is seeking a planner with the skills and enthusiasm to develop the District's open spaces and properties through quality placemaking approaches.

Working within the Places and Open Spaces team, you will develop, maintain, and continuously review key strategies and policies relating to Council's public open space areas and properties.

You will build collaborative and enduring relationships with key stakeholders and user groups to ensure that Councillors, Community Boards, iwi, and our diverse communities are appropriately engaged in developing open spaces and addressing issues.

This is a great opportunity to stamp your mark on the world, starting with Whakatāne - New Zealand's sunshine capital.

You will need :

  • A recognised qualification in Parks and Reserves / Urban Planning or equivalent experience
  • Experience in working with stakeholders, undertaking consultation, and developing partnerships, and building sustained relationships
  • A thorough knowledge of the Local Government Act, Reserves Act, RMA
  • Ability to identify and embrace opportunities for beneficial change
  • Working for the Whakatāne District Council means being part of a motivated, professional and customer-focused team in one of New Zealand's sunniest locations.

    You will be working with enthusiastic and talented people who like to have fun and make a difference to the community we serve.

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