Manager Land Use Planning

MidCoast Council Full Time Permanent 18/05/2020

Our organisation

MidCoast Council is a workplace designed for high-performing employees. We value, support and develop those who are committed to delivering positive outcomes for our community. We empower those who bring a “can-do” attitude and who have the courage to make mistakes and learn from them. We strive for continuous improvement in everything we do. Our community is our customer and is at the centre of everything we do.

Right now we are investing heavily in our organisation, and our staff. In early 2021 we will be moving our administration staff into a brand new office in Taree South. We are implementing a single integrated enterprise resource planning solution to enable us to realise efficiencies for our staff and community.

The Role and You

The role of Manager Land Use Planning requires a strong leader who can bring-together, develop and inspire a team of planning professionals. With a strong technical background in Land Use (or Strategic) Planning you and your team will develop policy and standards, requiring a thorough understanding of NSW planning legislation, and an ability to monitor, interpret and advise on industry trends, legislation and regulatory frameworks.

As a leader of planning professionals you will develop and foster a culture of land use planning that anticipates and is responsive to changing government imperatives, land use planning processes, climate change and environment.

As an organisational leader you will be responsible for working with and influencing to contribute to a positive land use planning framework.

As the Manager of a team you will be responsible for getting the best out of those who work with you, with a team focus on open-mindedness, flexibility and continuous improvement.


A remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful candidate. This package will include a vehicle option.


You will be initially based at Council’s Taree or Forster offices, working from other sites as required. Council is planning to move to new offices in Taree South in early 2021.

If you are passionate about land use planning outcomes and looking to make an impact this is an opportunity not to be missed.

How to apply 

When you click "Apply for this job" you will be directed to our online application.

Closing date: Sunday 7 June 2020 at 11:30pm.  

If you would like to discuss this position, please contact Paul De Szell, Director Liveable Communities 7955 7410.

If you would like to discuss the application process, please contact Loretta Anderson, Senior HR Business Partner 7955 7316.