Senior Development Assessment Planner

Job Title: Senior Development Assessment Planner
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Auburn, New South Wales
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: JO-1806-89832_1531339223
Contact Name: Katherine Fry
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 12, 2018 06:00

Job Description

About the Role

Assessment of a wide range of statutory planning applications, pre-lodgement applications, signing of consents under delegated authority, preparation of planning and development assessment reports, where required participate in preliminary assessment of lodged applications with other assessment staff, provide technical comments on referrals
from other sections within and outside the department and other statutory authorities, mentoring junior staff, attendance to Planning Panel meetings, CIHAP meetings and Land & Environment Court matters.

About You

On top of relevant tertiary qualifications (e.g. town planning) the succesful candidate will have:

  • Extensive practical experience in development assessment under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act including assessment of highly complex development matters.
  • Sound practical understanding of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act,and other relevant legislation and regulations.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent negotiation and presentation skills.
  • Superior ability to resolve complex planning issues with applicants for development and excellent customer service skills.
  • Class C Driver's Licence

It would also be desirable to have:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Local Government computer systems
  • Familiarity with the Building Code of Australia
  • Experience presenting to Planning Panels
  • Supervisory and organisational experience within local government.

The Benefits

On top of a highly compeititve salary, a leaseback vehicle and a great opportunity for work life balance with 70 hour fortnights.

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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-1806-89832. Want to know more about Davidson? Visit us at

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