How to Enter
To become a Principal Town Planner, most New Zealand employers will expect you to have a Postgraduate Degree in Planning or Resource Management, as well as extensive previous experience in the Planning and Resource Management industry.
The role of a Principal Town Planner can include any of the following:
Planning town and city infrastructure, including buildings, roads, highways, streets, car parks, recreational parks, reserves, facilities and utilities
Acquiring resource and planning consents
Analysing the development of residential, environmental and commercial areas
Researching and reporting the effects of proposed developments, particularly on the environment
Collecting and analysing social, environmental and economic data
Presenting reports to Government, local councils, companies and clients
For many Principal Town Planners, the next step in their careers is to stead towards management or Policy Administration.
95K – 103K per annum (NZD)