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Town Planner

Job No: 240193
Location: Gunnedah

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  • Fantastic opportunity to advance your career in a vibrant local community!
  • Receive an attractive salary starting from $75,394.80 (depending on experience/qualifications) PLUS super and salary packaging options! 
  • Additional benefits include relocation assistance, an RDO every three weeks, ongoing professional development opportunities and negotiable flexibility!

Our story

Gunnedah Shire Council is an integral part of the Gunnedah community, a vibrant, warm and friendly town surrounded by the expansive Liverpool Plains and framed by the Kelvin Ranges. The Koala Capital of the world offers much more than just our famous furry friends! With a population of approximately 13085, Gunnedah is a commodity hub and major destination on the intersection of the Kamilaroi Highway Touring Route and Oxley Highway.

We now have an exciting opportunity for a Town Planner to join our team in Gunnedah, NSW.

What you'll receive

In this role, you will enjoy working within an organisation with a great culture and a shire with a fantastic sense of community!

You will also receive an attractive salary starting from $75,394.80 (depending on experience/qualifications) PLUS a range of additional benefits, including;

  • Salary packaging;
  • Relocation assistance;
  • Flexible working options, with hybrid work and the ability to work from home on occasion;
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities, including subsidised external training up to $2000 per year;
  • RDOs every three weeks; and
  • Opportunity to mentor and develop junior staff.

It is important to note that we are not only invested in the people of Gunnedah but also heavily invested in our employees and their future careers. 

Your Opportunity

Reporting to the Manager Development Assessment, you will be responsible for assessing all developments and ensuring they comply with Gunnedah Shire Council's Development Plan and Development regulations. Assisting with customer service duties, you will oversee and be responsible for managing high-end developments within the shire. 

Core duties:

  • Provide sound planning advice to both internal and external stakeholders;
  • Compose and present well-researched reports, and assist the development assessment panel in formulating recommendations;
  • Represent the Council on consultative committees;
  • Assist with legal proceedings, including providing expert planning evidence and reports; and
  • Assist the Planning and Environmental team in continuously improving policy and processes.

You will also be joining an organisation committed to the ongoing development of its people.

What we need from you

To be successful in this role, you will bring qualifications in Town Planning or significant demonstrated experience in a similar role. Although not essential, experience working in a local government environment will be advantageous.

Council will consider someone close to completing their qualifications in Town Planning.

Due to the nature of the role, strong time management and prioritisation skills will be required for success, as well as outstanding attention to detail. The ability to work effectively within a small team and take responsibility for your work will also be required. A willingness to mentor and develop more junior team members will be well-regarded.

Your communication and interpersonal skills will enable you to interact effectively with this role's diverse range of internal and external stakeholders. You will take the time to understand your customers, seek unique solutions and will to obtain a positive impact for the individual and the community in the short and longer term.

Please note: You must have an unrestricted Australian driver's license.

Living and working in Gunnedah

"Gunnedah is a thriving country town with endless opportunities. Gunnedah provides fresh air, elegant views, endless sunsets and open arms. My favourite thing about here is not having to be stuck in traffic for hours, after moving from a major capital city, yet having access to everything you need for a quality lifestyle. Gunnedah has a flourishing economy with a range of activities to do and explore. You can even stargaze at the luxury of your own backyard!" - Kalana Tennakoon, Gunnedah Shire Council's CFO

If you're looking to manage the development in a vibrant local community, look no further! - Apply Now!

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