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Development Contributions Planner

Job No: SHELL310
Location: Shellharbour City Centre NSW

You will work hand in hand with a dedicated Accountant and Administration Officer in a small team, to implement, monitor and review Council's development contributions programs in accordance with the NSW Environmental Planning & Assessment Act and current best practice.

Reporting to the Group Manager City Planning, the Development Contributions Planner will be suitably qualified and experienced in Town Planning or similar.  You will have the opportunity to lead upcoming projects including, a comprehensive review of Council’s Local Infrastructure Contributions Plan and negotiation of voluntary planning agreements for major urban release areas.

The City Planning Group are a progressive team who maintain a strong professional and autonomous work ethic. They are supportive, collaborative and ensure their decision making is aligned to Council and the Community.

About us:

Shellharbour City is located in the Illawarra region, just 80 minutes south of Sydney and home to almost 73,000 people in a city that spans 154 square kilometers. It's a place of great natural beauty - stretching west from the picturesque coastline to rolling pastures, against the majestic backdrop of the Illawarra escarpment.

Our dedication to be financially sustainable in an evolving environment while striving on great organisational culture and committing to employing staff who embrace our Core Values has made Shellharbour Council an employer of choice.

We have been recognised with a wealth of state and national awards in 2019 / 2020 including our 5 star Civic Centre building, Museum space and City Library and recently being presented an AR Bluett Memorial Award for Most Progressive Metropolitan and Regional Council in NSW.

We offer:

Shellharbour City Council is a high performing and sustainable organisation. We offer flexible working arrangements and work/life balance in a relaxed coastal lifestyle. Our administration office is new and state of the art with a high level of staff amenities. The position attracts the following

  • Permanent Position with flexibility of hours between 28 – 35 hours per week to provide work/life balance
  • Salary up to $96,630.56 per annum (35 hours) plus 9.5% superannuation
  • Motor Vehicle or Vehicle Allowance may also be offered
  • Great organisational culture with local government benefits such as LSL after 5 years, Purchased annual leave, Parental leave, Fitness Passport and more.

For further information about the position, click here for the position description.


Contact: Geoff Hoynes, Group Manager City Planning on 4221 6233.

Closing date: Sunday, 14 February 2021 at 11:30pm.



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Our core values of Collaboration, Accountability, Integrity, Respect and Sustainability represent who we are and what we expect of one another.

To work for us, you must be committed to role modelling our core values.


Shellharbour City Council is an equal opportunity employer.

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