Principal Town Planner Jobs

How to Enter

To become a Principal Town Planner, most New Zealand employers will expect you to have a Postgraduate Degree in Planning or Resource Management, as well as extensive previous experience in the Planning and Resource Management industry.


Typical Responsibilities

The role of a Principal Town Planner can include any of the following:

  • Planning town and city infrastructure, including buildings, roads, highways, 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



For many Principal Town Planners, the next step in their careers is to stead towards management or Policy Administration.


Salary Range

95K – 103K per annum (NZD)


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Physical Address:
Level 4, Aviation House
12 Johnston Street
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

Postal Address:
PO Box 5555,
Wellington 6140

Tel: +64 4 499 8800
Fax: +64 4 499 0955



Physical Address:
Level 1, Altrans House,
104 Quay Street
Auckland 1010
New Zealand
Tel: +64 9 951 5011 


Physical Address:
50A Ossian Street
Napier 4110
New Zealand
Tel: 0800 868 436


Brisbane, Australia

Physical Address:
477 Boundary Street
QLD 4000
Tel: +61 7 3085 7427