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Area Planning Manager - City of Sydney

Sydney CBD, New South Wales, Australia
9th March 2023
City of Sydney - 9342

Division: City Planning, Development and Transport 

Unit: Planning Assessments  

Section:  City Planning 

Salary:  AUD $151,419.00 - $172,987.00 per annum plus Superannuation

Employment status: Permanent 

Employment arrangement: Full Time

Location: Sydney CBD with easy access to public transport 

Option to work under a 19 day month arrangement with ability to work from home some of the time

The City of Sydney is committed to excellence in all our planning/development decisions and the design of the buildings and facilities we provide to our ratepayers and the wider community. It’s not just about the way the City looks – we strive to make sure projects are sensitive to the surrounding environment, socially equitable and sustainable.

To meet this challenge we are seeking an experience professional to join our Planning Assessments team, to lead and manage a team of planners who are responsible for the assessment of development applications and related applications. 

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • tertiary qualifications in Urban Planning or a related discipline
  • demonstrated experience in managing and leading a team of professionals in a complex environment
  • highly developed experience in the assessment and resolution of planning, heritage and urban design issues associated with development applications, preferably in local government
  • an ability to meet strict deadlines and to balance and respond flexibly to competing priorities
  • experience and ability in preparing evidence and appearing as an expert witness in court appeals.

At the City you will join a dedicated team where individual effort is part of something much bigger – delivering great things for our city’s dynamic future.

To apply: Visit to view or download the position description. Please upload your current resume and respond to the online application questions that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of this role.

This position will require a national criminal check and pre-employment health declaration.

The City has mandated vaccination for all employees. The successful applicant will be required to provide evidence of COVID-19 vaccination.

Position description: CLICK HERE to view or download the position description.

Applications must be made online via the City’s website by 11.59pm, Wednesday 31 March 2023.

For further information contact: Bill MacKay, Manager Planning Assessment on 02 9265 9494.

Employee Benefits: CLICK HERE for more information on the benefits of working in Council.

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and value diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We encourage all applicants, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, LGBTIQ and culturally diverse communities to join Council.

The City will provide reasonable adjustments for individuals with disability throughout the recruitment process. If you identify as a person with disability and require adjustments to the application, recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please advise via or 02 9265 9333 and indicate your preferred method of communication (email or phone).