Assistant Team Leader - Projects ( Senior Town Planner)

Job No: BC897
Location: Blacktown, NSW

Blacktown City Council is the second largest Council in NSW and a leader in the growth and development of the Western Sydney region. With a population of close to 350,000 and growing to 500,000 Blacktown City Council plays an important role in the delivery of services to the community. Blacktown City Council employs over 2000 staff working across over 40 business lines and provides a wide range of professional opportunities and employee benefits.

At Blacktown City Council we are proud to be supporters of a wide, diverse community and strive towards building the best council in Australia, achieving this through initiatives such as becoming a White Ribbon accredited Council.

About the opportunity 

Council is looking for an experienced and competent town planner to join and assist in leading the Major Projects Team within our Development Services Unit. The principle duties of this position are to process the more significant development applications including those to the Sydney Planning Panel. The position involves undertaking DA assessment and other planning tasks in a timely manner while ensuring compliance with Council's statutory responsibilities, policies and procedures.  Blacktown City Council is experiencing unprecedented levels of development activity particularly in the growth centres. The ideal candidate would be an experienced town planner who has expert working knowledge of the relevant planning legislation and who enjoys working in a fast paced and busy work environment. The position requires a town planner who is self-driven and able to work to meet strict deadlines. The successful town planner will work in a friendly and experienced team and will have the opportunity to work on a variety of larger scale development types.

Qualifications and Experience


  • Town Planning or equivalent tertiary degree in a related discipline.
  • Significant experience as a Town Planner, especially involving the assessment of development applications.
  • Experience working with other disciplines and coordinating input from various professionals.
  • Experience in setting short term and long term objectives with follow-up performance monitoring.
  • Current Class “C” driver’s licence.
  • Experience in writing complex reports competently.

Remuneration and benefits

The salary and conditions of employment are in accordance with Blacktown City Council’s Enterprise Agreement.

  • A competitive salary of $90,376.00 - $101,218.00 per annum (Grade 17 inclusive of a market premium allowance) will be offered based on qualifications and experience.
  • Leaseback Vehicle 
  • 35 hour working week
  • Opportunity to participate in Council's flextime arrangement (9 day fortnight)
  • Employee benefits such as leave entitlements, 9.5% employer superannuation contribution, Fitness Passport and gym membership discounts, and social clubs.

Position Description 

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Closing Date:         8 June 2018    

Contact Officer:     Alan Middlemiss 9839 6146

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