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Town Planner x 3

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Job Ref:  BC1014
Employer:  Blacktown City Council
Job Type:  Full Time
Blacktown NSW 2148, Australia (Show on map)


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

Three opportunities exist for motivated and experienced Town Planners who are seeking a varied role in Council's Development Services Unit. Council is seeking 3 Town Planners with experience in the assessment of development applications of varying complexity and typology, including subdivisions and enquiries. The successful applicants will be required to assess development applications for proposals in the Blacktown Local Government Area that will help shape Blacktown's built environment completing duties that include but are not limited to assessing applications for development, prepare notices of determination, provide planning advice to the community and Council stakeholders, undertake site inspections and any other statutory planning functions as directed by authorised employees.

Qualifications and Experience


  • Relevant Degree in Town Planning 
  • Adequate level of experience, 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
  • Knowledge of applicable legislation/regulations including, working knowledge of appropriate sections of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and the Local Government Act 1993
  • Computer literate
  • Demonstrated superior communication skills and commitment to customer service
  • Ability to work within a team environment
  • Availability to work flexible working hours
  • Current Class “C” driver’s licence.

Salary and Conditions

  • The salary and conditions of employment are in accordance with Blacktown City Council’s Enterprise Agreement.
  • A competitive salary will be negotiated with the preferred applicant based on qualifications and experience
  • Car Allowance 
  • 35 hour working week 
  • Opportunity to participate in Council's flextime arrangement
  • Employee benefits such as leave entitlements, 9.5% employer superannuation contribution, Fitness Passport and gym membership discounts, and social clubs.

Our Commitment to Safety

Blacktown City Council is committed to safety. We have introduced alcohol and other drug testing at the pre-employment phase, and via a series of random tests, tests where there may be reasonable suspicion and / or post reportable incident testing for Council workers.

Best of luck.

Closing Date: 24 August 2018

Contact Officer: Pauline Daw 9839 6950


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