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Planner Jobs

Planner Jobs

How to Enter

To become a Planner, most New Zealand employers will expect you to have a Degree in Planning or Resource Management. A postgraduate qualification of the same nature can help you secure more senior-level Planning positions.

Typical Responsibilities

The day-to-day job responsibilities of a Planner can include the following:

  • Planning buildings, streets, car parks, recreational parks, reserves, facilities and utilities

  • Acquiring resource and planning consents

  • Analysing the development of residential, environmental and commercial areas

  • Researching and reporting the effects of proposed developments, particularly on the environment

  • Collecting and analysing social, environmental and economic data

  • Presenting reports to Government, local councils, companies and clients


Planners who wish to progress their careers further in Planning and Resource Management, can apply to New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI) for membership to improve their chances of securing a job as an Intermediate Planner, and then a Senior Planner role later. After that, Planners can continue their careers and specialise further in Town, Urban or Recreational Planning, or even Policy Administration.

Salary Range

61K – 78K per annum (NZD)​