With the Government committed to building the new Ōtaki to North Levin expressway and the planning work for this progressing quickly, the district is fast becoming an attractive place to develop. The Census results confirmed Horowhenua as one of the fastest growing districts in NZ over the last five years.
With the Horowhenua district growing quickly, Council is taking its contribution towards building community well-being seriously. We have a vision to provide a proactive framework for sustainably managing future growth. In order to support the delivery of this vision, we value our staff and know that everything we accomplish is through the capability, perseverance and innovation of our high achieving staff and Council direction.
The opportunity has arisen for an exceptional and experienced Policy Planner to join our busy and high performing team. The role will have a strong focus on contributing to Council’s key growth projects such as Master Plans, Growth Blueprint and preparing District Plan changes.
Reporting to the Strategic Planning Manager, this permanent full time role will be responsible for assisting with the strategic planning direction of our Council through input into key strategic projects and plans, including the District Plan and Long Term Plan. In addition to providing resource management advice you will be actively involved in community and stakeholder engagement processes building positive relationships. The role will suit someone with a Planning/Resource Management/Public Policy qualification and experience in local government within Policy Planning, Strategic Planning or Resource Management. Experience in developing and implementing District Plan policy and experience undertaking community and stakeholder engagement is essential, as is knowledge of relevant legislation.
If you want to make a positive difference within the community and have a natural passion towards overall environmental sustainability, we want to hear from you!
If you wish to discuss this opportunity further we invite you to call David McCorkindale on 06) 366 0999.