Planning Officer, Resource Consenting

Building Momentum | Kokiritia!

The most beautiful District in New Zealand is currently experiencing unprecedented growth.  In order for QLDC to respond to the challenge created by the varied and exciting development activity happening right now and the level of activity projected for our community, we are seeking planners of all levels to join our high-performing Planning & Development Division. These remarkable opportunities enable us to provide next-level professional experience and extend upon our technical excellence for our growing Planning Teams, working in a dynamic environment where you can bring your very best to delivering world-class outcomes for our vibrant community.

The Roles:

Positions are currently available in both our Queenstown and Wanaka locations.

The Location

Queenstown and Wanaka are nestled in the Southern Alps of New Zealand on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and Lake Wanaka and are rated amongst the World’s top destinations.

Queenstown and Wanaka are renowned for their four distinctive seasons, which offer snow-capped mountains during the winter months for snowboarding and skiing, and long hot days, which are perfect for mountain biking, food and wine tasting or walking along the many trails the District has to offer during the summer months. 

Thrill seekers, families and food and wine connoisseurs will all find Queenstown Lakes District the perfect place to call home.

The Role

The Planning Officer, Resource Consenting, will be responsible for managing public enquiries, undertaking planning checks of building consents, and processing resource consents and other applications under the Resource Management Act (RMA).

The role will implement, and continually improve, service delivery policies, processes and systems in order to provide effective and efficient resource consenting activities.

You will be working in a team of competent and supportive planners, within an organisation committed to being the best in the country. You will have opportunity to learn quickly, while closely supported and mentored by your peers.

About You

  • Tertiary qualification in planning, resource management or related field required
  • Membership of the New Zealand Planning Institute or eligible for membership
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Highly motivated, achievement-oriented and innovative professional
  • Can-do and outcome-focused attitude.

The Benefits

  • Great professional development opportunities due to the District’s complex planning environment and diversity of development and QLDC’s commitment to training
  • Working in a competent, collaborative and supported team environment, with planners of all levels that are committed to reaching good planning outcomes
  • Competitive market remuneration
  • Paid NZPI membership 
  • Subsidised Health Insurance
  • Discounted health and fitness club rates at our great facilities
  • Relocation allowance will be considered for the right candidates

For more information on this role, or to apply, please visit

Applications close, Monday 18th February 2019

Permanent Full Time

Job no: AZFH943486

Location: Queenstown, Wanaka

Closing Date: Applications close, 18th February 2019