My other new job, Heritage Officer for the NT Heritage Department, starts in two weeks - I can't wait.
One small observation thus far:
Planners do not seem to use notebooks. Anthropology is all about the field notebook. Everything is documented. Planners have applications, plans, the Act, the Planning Scheme. They take notes on copies of applications or plans but they don't have notebooks. By mid morning day one I'd asked for a notebook. An anthropologist can't live without one.
PS. If you like a good sticky beak, a job as a town planner is for you.