Development Contributions Planner

Shellharbour City Council Full Time Permanent 18/11/2020

Shellharbour City, located just 1 ½ hours south of Sydney, is home to almost 72,000 people in a city that spans 154 square kilometres. It's a place of great natural beauty - stretching west from the picturesque coastline to rolling pastures, against the majestic backdrop of the Illawarra escarpment.

  • Exciting, rewarding career opportunities
  • Relaxed coastal lifestyle
  • Flexible working arrangements and work/life balance
  • Long Service Leave after 5 years

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to work in a flexible, contemporary environment in a Local Government area currently experiencing rapid growth?

Shellharbour City Council is committed to building a high performing and sustainable organisation to deliver outcomes for the community through leadership, collaboration and innovation. We are seeking dynamic, enthusiastic, skilled and experienced people to join us and be part of our City Planning team.

The role:

We are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced Development Contributions Planner to provide specialist statutory and strategic planning services to the Community, Councillors, Customers and Council.

Reporting to the Group Manager, City Planning, you will be accountable for the development, implementation, monitoring and review of Council's development contributions programs in accordance with the specific requirements of the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Act and current best practice.

The City Planning Group are a progressive team who maintain a strong professional and autonomous work ethic. They are supportive, collaborative and ensure their decision making is aligned to Council and the Community.

We offer:

  • Permanent Position (28 – 35 hours per week)
  • Salary range $1,683.10 to $1,858.28 per week, based on a 35 hour per week, plus 9.5% superannuation
  • Motor Vehicle or Vehicle Allowance may be offered
  • Great organisational culture with local government benefits such as LSL after 5 years, Purchased annual leave, Parental leave, Fitness Passport and more.

For further information about the position, click here for the position description.


Contact: Geoff Hoynes, Group Manager City Planning on 4221 6233.

Closing date: Sunday, 29 November 2020 at 11:30pm.



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To work for us, you must be committed to role modelling our core values.


Shellharbour City Council is an equal opportunity employer.