Consent Planner - Natural Resources

Richmond, New Zealand

Reference: 6086111

  • Competitive salary + 10% benefits package
  • We've got you covered with a Relocation package
  • 5th week of annual leave

Why work with us?

Come and work for the most diverse unitary authority in the country where you will be exposed to the full range of consents across all areas of Resource Consenting. With a primary focus on Natural Resources, we guarantee that you will grow professionally by leaning into other areas of our Resource Consents team. Our consenting functions cover subdivision, land use, and natural resources and include coastal, water, large housing developments and infrastructure. with the challenges of housing needs and climate change, it definitely makes for a dynamic work environment!

What we are looking for:

While our perfect candidate will have a resource consent processing background, including a good working knowledge of the Resource Management Act and regional planning, we are also interested to hear from those who are still building their knowledge. You will need to have a tertiary qualification in planning, resource management, science or engineering, be able to competently use a computer, write up good reports, and work with people across various mediums e.g. via a computer, over the phone or kanohi ki te kanohi (face to face).  

The Tasman region is growing at an accelerated rate so we are looking for someone who takes pride in their work, enjoys collaborating in a team to make decisions, has a good eye for detail, strong work ethic and wants to take on new challenges.

Why Tasman?

The Tasman District provides plenty of opportunities for you to explore, from mountaineering, camping and hunting, to horse trekking, mountain biking, boating and fishing. If the outdoors aren't for you, you can sit back and relax at one of the many great restaurants, wineries, cafes and breweries in the region.

Other career opportunities

Summer Student Internships

Every year we employ a number of Summer Students across the Council, to work for a period of 12-16 weeks over the summer months (mid-November to February). Recruitment for Summer Students begins in early July. All applications must be submitted online via the vacancy on our Vacancies page between 1 July and 31 July each year.

We typically have vacancies in Engineering, Environmental Policy, Environmental Information (Hydrology, Resource Science and Biosecurity), and Regulatory (Compliance Monitoring and Harbourmaster).


  • Why Tasman?

    Climate and lifestyle are two of the major factors for people choosing to live and work in the Tasman District. Building great communities through employing great people. Will you be one of them?

  • What's in it for you?

    Ample learning and development opportunities, flexible working options and a benefits package to suit your preferences - just some of the reasons to join our team.

  • Meet the team

    Knowing about the people you are going to be working with is a critical part of selecting your next job – we understand that. So, come and meet some of the people in our team.