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District Planning Manager - Ref:048

Full Time Permanent position

We are looking for a fantastic manager to lead our District Planning team on the Kapiti Coast and provide the team with vision and direction.

The Kapiti Coast District is poised for growth and the team has a key role in planning for the district’s future and how we manage this growth.  With significant change in transport accessibility to Kapiti underway, this is an exciting time to be involved in shaping the RMA planning framework for Kapiti Coast. 

This leadership role will be responsible for the full spectrum of resource management planning and policy functions, and would suit a superb individual who is experienced in RMA policy and district plan development. 

You will need a relevant tertiary qualification with demonstrated leadership experience in resource management planning.  A sound working knowledge of the Resource Management Act (RMA) is essential, along with excellent interpersonal, communication and project management skills. The role requires someone who is a sharp-minded, logical thinker and who excels at stakeholder, iwi and community engagement. 

Applicants will be highly motivated team players who are well organised and committed to collaborative working and delivering quality results.

Working for the Kāpiti Coast District Council means being part of a caring, dynamic and effective customer-focused team who make a positive difference in the community we serve.  If you’d like to be part of the team, contact us now. 

Enquiries about this position should be directed to Judy Rennie on 04 296 4893.

The preferred candidate will need to undergo the usual pre-employment checks, including drug and alcohol screening and police, criminal history and credit checks.  Please note you must be eligible to work in New Zealand.

You will find the Job Description here.

Applications close 12.00 noon, Wednesday 27 March 2019. 

Please email your cover letter, CV, completed Council Application form, copy of your work visa (if applicable) and Driver’s Licence marked “District Planning Manager, Ref 048” to


Kapiti Coast District Council Application form:

Application for Employment (WORD)

 Application for Employment (PDF)

* This document must accompany every application submitted