Mackenzie District Council

Planning Manager

Mackenzie District Council

Government Services

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Applications Close - End of Day: 13-05-2018


New Zealand

Work type:

  • Leadership Opportunity
  • Idyllic Lifestyle Setting Based in Fairlie
  • Exciting Planning Challenges in a Unique Part of New Zealand

The Mackenzie District is blessed with some of New Zealand’s most majestic scenery and tourist attractions comprising wide open spaces, outstanding landscapes, rivers, lakes and mountains including Aoraki Mt Cook and Lake Tekapo. The economy is built on farming, tourism and hydro-electric development and the outlook is very positive with continued growth in tourism, farming and lifestyle investment.  The Council has a real commitment to supporting quality development that enhances community values and safeguards their outstanding environment. 

Reporting to the Group Manager Regulations, with 4 direct reports, this key role will lead the Planning & Regulatory Team. Strong district growth has resulted in a variety of significant land developments, and as Planning Manager you will lead and manage the full spectrum of resource management, planning and regulatory policy functions.  This will include resource consent processing, District Plan administration, review, and enforcement, and regulatory policy and bylaw development and monitoring, whilst ensuring services are delivered with a community and customer focus.

Successful candidates will have a relevant tertiary qualification with demonstrated leadership experience in planning, resource management or policy analysis. A sound working knowledge of the Resource Management Act, Planning and Consent processing, and Regulatory policy and Bylaws is essential, along with excellent interpersonal, communication and project management skills. You will also be able to demonstrate a high level of technical competence in relevant statutory and policy frameworks and processes.

This represents an excellent opportunity to lead exciting planning challenges in a unique part of New Zealand, whilst enjoying all the lifestyle benefits of living in the Mackenzie District.

To apply in strict confidence now, email your cover letter and CV to quoting 634506KE. Emails will be electronically acknowledged, and further correspondence may be by email.

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For more information please phone Louise Green on +64 3 353 4367.