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District Planning Manager

The Kapiti Coast District is poised for growth and due to internal staff movements, the Council has a great opportunity in this new role of District Planning Manager. 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 is a key leadership role responsible for the full spectrum of resource management planning and policy functions. The role will lead a small team and would suit a superb leader who is well organised and committed to collaborative working and delivering quality results, and 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. 

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 it serves.  If you’d like to join them in this new key role, we would love to hear from you.


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

Enquiries about this position should be directed to Simon Boyes 04 550 8026. Please note that due to the Christmas holiday period, enquires may not be responded to until 14 January 2019


To apply, please follow this link:

Applications close Monday 11 February 2019.

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