Senior Strategic Planner (12 Month Contract)

Bathurst Regional Council Full Time Contract 10/06/2020

About the role

Bathurst Regional Council currently has an exciting opportunity available to join the Strategic Planning team as a Senior Strategic Planner on a 12 month full time contract. The position of Senior Strategic Planner will undertake strategic planning activities to manage the future growth and change of the Bathurst region, including:

  • The preparation and implementation of strategic landuse and planning projects in accordance with relevant statutes, regulations and Council policies.
  • The preparation of planning proposals and development controls to ensure Council’s planning controls achieve best practice, excellence in urban design and remain up to date.
  • Ongoing review of Council’s developer contribution plans.
  • The provision of planning advice to Council and to developers and the public.
  • The management of external consultants in the delivery of strategic planning projects.

Key Requirements


  • Degree in Urban and Regional Planning.
  • Current Class C Drivers Licence.
  • 3 to 5 years town planning experience in the NSW Planning system.
  • Demonstrated experience in the preparation of strategic landuse planning projects and land use planning controls.
  • Experience in developer contribution planning.
  • Experience in project management and the management of external consultants.
  • Demonstrated experience in research, analysis, problem solving and report writing.
  • Sound negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills and experience in community engagement.
  • A high degree of self-motivation, initiative and the ability to set priorities and meet deadlines.


  • Local Government town planning experience in development assessment and strategic planning.
  • Previous experience in urban and subdivision design.
  • Previous experience in heritage assessment and management.
  • Related qualifications in local government management, heritage conservation or environmental management

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This position requires a pre employment health assessment which includes a functional, audio and drug & alcohol screen.

Salary: $1478.59 to $1553.44 per week + super. A Council leaseback vehicle will be available to the position in accordance with Council's leaseback vehicle policy. 

Position Status: Full time 12 month contract 

Hours of work: 35 hours per week with an RDO every third week

Application closing date: Sunday 12 July 2020, at 11.30pm

Contact Officer: Environmental, Planning & Building Services Department - 02 6333 6276

Bathurst Regional Council is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.