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Coordinator Planning and Development

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Job Ref:  SVC97
Employer:  Snowy Valleys Council
Job Type:  Full Time
Tumut NSW 2720, Australia (Show on map)

Coordinator Planning and Development

If you're looking for a tree change, a place where the air is fresh and clean, the locals friendly and the scenery magnificent, this is the place for you! Snowy Valleys Council has an abundance of beautiful scenery and exciting activities including bushwalking, trout fishing, snow skiing, water skiing in summer, and local wineries. Not to forgetting that this friendly community is a great place for a family with numerous schools, child care facilities and community centres.

  • Enjoy an attractive remuneration plus leaseback vehicle 
  • Enjoy benefits on offer including relocation assistance 
  • Salary sacrificing options are available including rental assistance

Some of your key responsibilities of the position will include:

  1. Coordinate and supervise the Development team members on a daily basis.
  2. Assess and improve work practices and procedures on a continuous basis to achieve or exceed Snowy Valleys Council’s strategic goals.
  3. Preparation and review of the Local Environmental Plan, Development Control Plan, Guidelines and Policies under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act.
  4. Identify opportunities for and participate in strategic town planning at regional level.
  5. Carry out investigations of complaints relating to Land Use Planning.
  6. Provide accurate and timely advice to the public and Council.
  7. Investigate complaints or breaches of relevant legislation and take appropriate action.
  8. Attend the Local Court and the Land & Environment Court for Appeals and Orders as necessary.
  9. Meet the relevant objectives of Council’s Operational Program.
  10. Liaise with Council’s Heritage Advisor regarding Development Applications and heritage projects.
  11. Monitor and coordinate the process of development and subdivision applications, including research and analysis of the natural and built environment

About Snowy Valleys Council

Leading, engaging and supporting strong and vibrant communities

Snowy Valleys Council, on the south western slopes of the Snowy Mountains, was established on 12 May 2016, following the amalgamation of the Tumbarumba Shire Council and the Tumut Shire Council.

Council has a diverse workforce of more than 250 staff employed at council depots and sites, based throughout the region, and is an equal opportunity employer.

About You

The successful candidate will be tertiary qualified in Urban and Regional Planning and a minimum 5 (five) years experience in Urban and Regional Planning. Further, the successful candidate will have demonstrtaed expereience in the supervision of staff and experience in completing inspections to ensure compliance.

Working knowledge of the following is also required:

  • Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 (EPA Act) and Regulations
  • Environmental Planning Policies
  • Local Government Act 1993
  • Governement Information (Public Access) Act
  • Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and Regulations 2017

Snowy Valleys Council is seeking a team player who is able to work collaboratively with others. You'll be open to change, approaching your role with an adaptable mindset. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to provide advice and guidance to internal and external stakeholders in relation to building requirements and regulations, will ensure your success.

Importantly, you’ll be committed to nourishing the continued development and growth of Snowy Valleys Council, with a focus on enriching the community.



To apply for the position visit Council’s website and apply online 


Friday 20 July 2018 at 5 pm


Salary will be paid in accordance with the Snowy Valleys Council Salary System at Grade 13 ranging from $3,340.40 - $3,759.60 per fortnight (gross) plus 9.5% Superannuation, leaseback vehicle, relocation assistance and salary sacrifice opportunities.

For further information on this position, please contact the Division Manager Development and Environment, Robert Cox on 6941 2520 or by emailing

Snowy Valleys Council is an EEO employer and ensures the absence of discrimination in employment. Council has a ‘No Smoking in the Workplace Policy’ and operates a Drug and Alcohol testing program.

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