Tasks and Duties


Planners may do some or all of the following

  • Study the ways in which areas are developing
  • Examine proposed developments that are likely to affect local areas
  • Consult with professionals, neighbours and community groups, including M‰‰ori, on land, water, and air use and development issues
  • Collect and analyse economic, environmental and social data
  • Plan and advise on the protection, development and layout of urban and rural areas
  • Prepare strategic plans, reserve management plans and catchment plans for areas up to 20 years in advance
  • Lodge applications for resource consents, outlining the associated possible environmental effects of projects
  • Write and present reports on behalf of councils, companies, applicants and/or submitters at resource consent, environmental, and other hearings
  • Make sure developers and resource consent holders comply with relevant Resource Management Act documents
  • Monitor the impact of Resource Management Act documents and/or conditions on the environment
  • Manage projects, lead teams, and develop communications strategies on environmental issues
  • Prepare plain language documents on complex environmental and planning matters
  • Prepare and present reports about restoring, protecting or enhancing particular environments