Development Planner

Fairfield City Council Full Time Permanent 12/10/2021

THE POSITION: Council is seeking suitably qualified and enthusiastic planning professionals with experience in development assessment to join our development planning team.  A high standard of interpersonal, communication, negotiation and writing skills are essential.  The position would ideally be suited to planning professionals seeking to work in a dynamic and fast paced environment where you will be involved in interesting and diverse projects across the Fairfield LGA. Recent graduates are also encouraged to apply.

ESSENTIAL: University Degree in Urban and Regional Planning or related discipline. Driver's licence, good communication and report writing skills. Practical experience in the assessment and determination of Development Applications.  Working knowledge of all relevant planning legislation. 

DESIRABLE: Experience in preparing Local Environmental Plans, Development Control Plans, working knowledge of the Building Code of Australia and computer skills.


  • Permanent position, 70 hours per fortnight
  • This position is a Grade 6, salary range is $83,887.00 p.a. with progression to $92,596.00 a. on demonstrated competencies, with performance progression to $98,263.00 p.a.
  • Flexible working hours are available
  • A Mobile Telephone is provided
  • A Motor Vehicle benefit is available 

FURTHER CONTACTS:  Enquiries regarding the position should be directed to Mr Liam Hawke on 9725-0274.

CLOSING DATE:  Friday, 22 October 2021.  

HOW TO APPLY:  Applications must address the Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications and Experience required in the Position Description. A Position Description is available from the contact person listed above, or from Council’s Website. To apply online visit Council’s website Applications should be addressed to the undersigned and received by the closing date. Applicants must be prepared to undergo a medical examination at Council's expense. Fairfield City Council is a smoke-free workplace and is an EEO employer.

We kindly ask for no recruiters at this stage.


PO BOX 21                                                                          ALAN YOUNG

FAIRFIELD NSW 1860                                                    CITY MANAGER