Senior Reserves Planner (Fixed Term)

Full Time
1 week ago

12 Month Fixed Term - Parental Leave Cover

Waipā District is home to over 320 hectares of public recreation land available for both locals and visitors to enjoy. To look after these areas and the associated amenities and services, Waipā District Council is proud to have a dedicated and highly passionate Reserves Planning Team.

This is your chance to be part of it! Due to parental leave, we have a fixed term opportunity (until August 2025) in the role of Senior Reserves Planner.

About The Role

The Senior Reserves Planner works in close support of our Team Leader on projects relating to open spaces and the associated amenities and services provided to the community. In the role, you would assist in leading and developing the team's technical capabilities in strategic planning. This will involve development of robust project plans and business cases, as well as reviewing and/or developing policies and bylaws required to manage Council reserves and amenities in line with the Local Government Act, Reserves Act, Land Act and Resource Management Act. Core to the role, you would also play a critical function in engaging our internal and external stakeholders with our vision and plans for the district.

For more detail on the available position, please refer to the accompanying job description.

About You

Our Reserve Planners form a close-knit and supportive team to work alongside within the larger council. For the right candidate, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

The right fit for our team will have:

  • A strong background in a similar role, with experience managing consent application projects.
  • A knack for building engagement and rapport with internal and external stakeholders.
  • University Degree (Bachelor level) in a relevant field.
  • Sound understanding of Reserves Act, Pouhere Taonga Act, Resource Management Act and Local Government Act legislation.

What's on Offer?

Being part of the larger Waipā District Council, there is a strong commitment to better outcomes for our community, and our team is central to this effort.

We believe in recognising, growing and developing our own. So, you can know that by joining Waipā District Council, you will enjoy the support of great colleagues, a multitude of training and development opportunities, along with study assistance and reimbursement of professional memberships relevant to your role.

While the position is 40-hours per week, Waipā District Council offers a flexible work model. We also have a range of initiatives and programmes to support the wellbeing of our staff, including discounts at local gyms, medical & eye checks, lenses & frames, EAP, coverage of a $100k life insurance scheme, and more.

Standard leave entitlement is 4 weeks, with 3 additional special days each year while we close for 2 weeks over Christmas and New Years.

So, if you're looking for an exciting and unique opportunity to help shape our district, then don't miss out!


Feel free to contact Mariska Senekal (HR Business Partner) with any questions you might have via

Applications Close: 5:00pm, Sunday, 21 July 2024.

To apply for this job, please go online to and enter the job code: 30441NZRA

Job Contact Name

Mariska Senekal (HR Business Partner)