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Seeking a Town Planner for an exciting role based in the Hunter Valley!

We are looking for a full-time Town Planner to work within the Development Services team for our Hunter Valley based client. This temporary placement will cover a period of approx. 2 months commencing ASAP. This position is full-time 35 hours per week and is covering a period of unexpected leave.

Please note this is not a Strategic Planning/Town Planning position it is Development Services Planning Assessment position. Particular emphasis for this role will be with respect to the assessment of development applications and modifications (S4.55 Applications). The successful candidate must hold relevant tertiary qualifications (at a bachelor degree minimum) in town planning, with the eligibility for acceptance to the Planning Institute of Australia.

In addition they must have relevant experience in development assessment, including the assessment of complex applications; and understanding of the Regional Planning Panel process and experience in referring applications to the Regional Planning Panel for determination.

Essential Criteria
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and the Local Government Act 1993, and associated Regulations.
  • Experience in legal case presentation for court proceedings and appearing in court as an expert witness, or knowledge of the processes associated with court proceedings.
  • Highly developed written and verbal communications skills including report writing and public presentation skills.
  • Highly developed negotiation and conflict resolution skills with an open engagement style.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritise workloads and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to accept challenges and succeed in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Solid experience in the use of Microsoft Office and other software/database programs relevant to the position such as Data Management systems and computer based Land Information Systems.
  • Current Class C unrestricted drivers licence.

Advertiser Details


Ground Floor Chifley Building
14 Honeysuckle Drive
Newcastle NSW 2300

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Job Summary

Permanent / Full Time
Building & Construction
Planner & Scheduler
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