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.
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.
61K – 78K per annum (NZD)