Development Assessment Planner

Wingecarribee Shire Council Full Time Permanent 12/10/2021

Permanent Full Time Opportunity
35 hrs per week with 19-day 4-week cycle
$83,927 p.a. to $97,355 p.a. plus super


We are looking forward… and seeing a bright future.

Wingecarribee Shire Council is situated in the magnificent Southern Highlands with a balance of pristine natural scenery and a rich diversity of lifestyle choices from its historic past to modern amenities all at your doorstep. With access to top educational facilities, first class health services, numerous sporting facilities, vibrant arts/cultural/tourism community, and attractions and events, it's a great place to live and work.

Under the guidance of a new General Manager and Executive team, Wingecarribee Shire Council is embarking on the implementation of a strategic organisational transformation to position the business to actively plan for and manage significant positive changes to its operations and culture, in addition to meeting and satisfying the expectations of our community.


The Development Assessment Planner will undertake the assessment and determination of Development Applications under Part 4 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and where required (and qualifications allow), Certificates relating to multi dwelling residential housing, commercial, industrial development and subdivisions. The role also includes the provision of high-level technical advice to both internal and external clients of the Council on Planning matters in order to comply with the Group's customer service obligations. The position will report to and assist the Manager Development Assessment by participating in a business transformation model to achieve cultural change and succeed in accomplishing agreed service delivery outcomes.

The salary for this position is $83,927 p.a to $97,355 p.a. dependent on skills, experience and qualifications.

This is a rewarding opportunity for a committed individual to build their career in Local Government and work with a team who supports our mission to create and nurture a vibrant and diverse community, growing and working in harmony with our urban, agriculture and natural environments.

About You
You hold tertiary qualifications in Town Planning, Urban and Regional Planning, Science or equivalent discipline with a minimum 3 to 5 years' demonstrated experience in Town Planning / Development Assessment, within a local government context. You demonstrate the ability to be resilient under work pressures and have analytical and problem solving skills including the ability to critically analyse issues and implement appropriate solutions.

You have used IT systems for the production of consents including development assessment processing and mapping systems (GIS) and have highly developed communication skills both written and aural and an ability to negotiate good planning outcomes in a team environment.

You will have the ability to work autonomously but also in a team environment. You will be well supported by the Manager Development Assessment and training offered for your growth and development.




For further information about the role, please click on the link below to review the Position Description.

If this sounds like you, then we would love to receive your application!

How to Apply

Submit a Cover Letter;
Submit Resume; and
Address the following Selection Criteria demonstrating how your experience / qualifications meet the requirements.


Please note that applications not addressing the Selection Criteria will not be reviewed.


Further information can be obtained by contacting Nancy Sample, Manager Development Assessment on (02) 4868 5306.

Only candidates with the right to work in Australia will be considered for the position.

Closing Date

Applications to be received by midday on Sunday 31 October 2021.
Click here to download the Position Description.