Development Assessment Planner

Job Title: Development Assessment Planner
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Auburn, New South Wales
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: 1/08/2018
Reference: JO-1806-89831_1533530804
Contact Name: Katherine Fry
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 09, 2018 15:15

Job Description

Davidson are delighted to be working in partnership with Cumberland Council on this key appointment.

About the Council

As a newly formed Council, Cumberland wants to build a clear and progressive vision for the future. Council's new long-term Community Strategic Plan will focus on a commitment to social and cultural cohesion, the local economy, our natural and built environments, and local leadership. This plan was facilitated by Council, but is completely owned by the whole Cumberland community, and was formed from the input of around 2,500 residents, businesses, community groups and other keys stakeholders.

Council has approximately 920 employees, responsible for maintaining recreational spaces, delivering programs that enhance community life, ensuring our streets are clean, delivering public health programs, formulating urban planning strategies and instruments, processing development applications and providing education and care services for our community.

About the Role

The primary purpose of this role is the assessment of development applications, pre-lodgement applications, signing of consents under delegated authority, provide technical comments on referrals from other sections within and outside the department and other statutory authorities, attendance to Planning Panel meetings, CIHAP meetings and Land & Environment Court matters.

About You

To be succesful in this role you will need:

  • Tertiary qualifications in town planning or equivalent preferably with eligibility for membership to the Planning Institute of Australia.
  • Minimum two years of practical experience as a development assessment planner with a Sydney metropolitan local council
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with management and staff at all levels of the organisation and with external contacts.
  • Excellent negotiation and presentation skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines with possession of excellent time management skills.
  • Class C Driver's Licence

The Benefits

This job offers a highly competitive salary, a leaseback vehicle and a great opportunity for work life balance with 70 hour fortnights.

In this job you get to work in a fast paced and rapidly growing environment where you will have a lot of responsibility and an opportunity to really make a difference in the development projects happening within the Council. For the right candidate, we offer a great role with inspiring colleagues in a large, thriving council. We offer opportunities for additional training, mentorship and career progression.

Not quite right? We also have opportunities available from mid-level up to director level. Whether your expertise lies in road, rail, transport, development, design, maintenance or asset management we have a selection of roles in both public and private sector available for you.

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 Katherine Fry on 02 8093 0629, quoting ref no. JO-1806-89831. Want to know more about Davidson? Visit us at