Development Assessment planner

Job Title: Development Assessment planner
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Mona Vale
Salary: $90 - $120 per hour, Benefits: Short term contract with an ASAP start, Competitive hourly rate, Potential to apply for Full Time Position
Start Date: 2019-02-27
Reference: JO-1902-93800
Contact Name: Katherine Fry
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 27, 2019 14:27

Job Description

We are currently seeking 2 Development Assessment Planners to join the team at a Northern Sydney Council for month contracts up to 6 months. For more information regarding the council, please contact us directly.
The successful applicant will be working on new applications such as housing additions and alterations, approx 10 at a time. Due to the short nature of the contract, the successful applicant will not be working on any large projects that would take longer than the 6 month period.

The main purpose of this role is the assessment of applications. This must be done in time with sometimes short time frames dependent on the development and the issue. Applications may include but not be limited to residential, housing additions and alterations. Systems used are TRIM and Trapeze.

A high performing team with the vacancies are due to some resignations due to retirement. Currently within the team there are 24 planners, 4 engineers, 5 landscape architects and 2 heritage planners.

About You

The successful applicant will have:
  • Degree in Town Planning or equivalent, preferably with eligibility for membership to the Planning Institute of Australia
  • 3-5 years experience (have worked within Government in the past 5 years)
  • An understanding of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, Local Government Act and other relevant acts
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with management and staff at all levels of the organisation and with external
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve issues with customers both internal and external in an amicable fashion and in accordance with Council’s policies and staff delegations.
  • Excellent time management

The Benefits

A highly competitive hourly rate - up to $120 including super an hour, potential to apply for the permanent role and a work life balance.

To apply, click the link and upload your current resume in Microsoft Word format only (.doc or .docx). If you would like to have a confidential discussion, please contact Kat Fry on 03 8093 0629, quoting ref no. JO-1902-93800. Want to know more about Davidson? Visit us at