Senior / City Development Planner

Permanent Full Time

Permanent, full-time

  • Like to help shape the city?
  • Are you a proactive problem solver with a passion for relationships?
  • A critical thinker with a planning and development focus?

This key role within our City Development Team is responsible for providing leadership to influence infrastructure planning, growth and development across the city, creating and maintaining relationships with internal and external growth, infrastructure and development customers. You’ll have great relationship skills, be development savvy, and quick to respond to internal and external customer needs.

Your primary focus will be to undertake residential and business capacity assessments, as required by the National Policy Statement Urban Development Capacity, and to implement the Nelson Housing Accord, under the Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Act. You will thrive on the need to ensure development customers have an efficient and collaborative customer journey, which will give you broad exposure to Council’s diverse development activities, helping to shape the city and leverage development projects across the city.

We are seeking a person with a high level of development experience and demonstrated facilitation and relationship skills. You will have a tertiary qualification in either engineering, surveying, planning, architecture or a related field, as well as extensive experience in working to match growth and infrastructure planning in either the private or public sector.

We offer ongoing professional development, and a variety of challenging and interesting work. Nelson is a vibrant city with a strong cultural, art and events focus. With stunning beaches, a playground of mountain bike tracks and walkways, coupled with high sunshine hours, it’s a perfect city to balance a rewarding career with a great lifestyle.

Nelson City Council offers an enjoyable working environment, and you will be working with colleagues who are passionate about working together to make Nelson an even better place. If you want to contribute and make a difference in your community, apply now!

Applications close 12 midnight, Sunday 29 October.

For more information about the role, please contact Lisa Gibellini, Team Leader City Development on 03 546 0375.

To view the job description and apply online, please visit our website:

Location: Nelson/Tasman, Nelson

Closing Date: Sunday, October 29, 2017

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Job no: C59484