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Sydney CBD, New South Wales, Australia
21st June 2022
City of Sydney

Division: City Planning, Development & Transport

Unit: Planning Assessments

Section: City Planning

Salary: AUD $147,009.00 - $167,949.00 per annum plus Superannuation

Employment status: Term Contract up to 2 years

Employment arrangement: Full Time

Location: Sydney CBD

Option to work under a 19-day month arrangement

This is a dynamic role at one of Australia’s most progressive and sustainable local government authorities. The City of Sydney determines a diverse range of development and encourages design excellence and environmental sustainability as key elements of its Sustainable Sydney 2030-2050 vision.

Our Planning Assessment team provides expert advice to internal and external stakeholders at all stages in the development assessment process.

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated assessment planner to lead our newly formed fast track assessments team and work to encourage design excellence and environmental sustainability in one of Australia's most complex cities. 

You will have tertiary qualifications in Urban Planning, Architecture or a related discipline with extensive experience in planning assessments and be willing to further develop your leadership skills. You will lead a team of assessment planners who specialise in fast track assessments from a range of business, residential and variety of mixed uses. You will also have a well-developed ability to research, analyse and solve complex and sensitive development issues.

Excellent communication skills are required for negotiation with internal and external parties and the preparation of comprehensive reports.  You will need to meet strict deadlines, balance and respond flexibly to competing priorities and work effectively as part of a team.

At the City of Sydney 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 role will require a national criminal check and pre-employment health declaration.

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

Applications must be made online via the City’s website by 11.59pm, Sunday 10 July 2022.

For further information contact: Andrew Thomas, Executive Manager Planning and Development on 02 9265 9616.

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).