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Planning and Urban Release Manager

Job No: SHELL741
Location: Shellharbour NSW

The Role:

The Manager – Planning and Urban Release is responsible for ensuring the timely, efficient and accurate assessment and determination of applications to deliver quality outcomes which protects our natural features and enhances the built environment.

You will also be responsible for leading a multi-functional unit in the delivery of Urban Release, having regard to Councils role a Principal Certifier, Development Assessment, pre-lodgement services along with specialist assessment advice.

Along with being a great leader of people, you will also be a champion of continuous improvement methodologies, providing a proactive approach to addressing our customers’ needs, and establishing processes and protocols to ensure compliance with relevant legislation and policies.

The team has a strong foundation of:

  • Genuine work-life balance and flexible working arrangements
  • Employee wellness program and a range of lifestyle benefits such as Fitness Passport and Staff Provident Fund activities etc.
  • Values based culture and a teams oriented working environment
  • A culture of supporting continuous professional development
  • High level of technological innovation and systems

About us: 

Shellharbour City, located in the Illawarra region, is just 80 minutes south of Sydney and is home to almost 78,000 people in a city that spans 154 square kilometres.  It's an area of great natural beauty - stretching west from the picturesque coastline to rolling pastures, set against the majestic backdrop of the Illawarra escarpment. 

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

We have been recognised with a wealth of state and national awards in 2019, 2020 & 2021 including our 5 star Civic Centre building, Museum space and City Library, Winner in 2021 for Small Regional Airport of the year, and recently being presented an AR Bluett Memorial Award for Most Progressive Metropolitan and Regional Council in NSW.

We offer:

Shellharbour City Council offers a high performing and sustainable organisation to deliver outcomes for the community through leadership, collaboration and innovation. We have exciting, rewarding career opportunities and flexible working arrangements and work/life balance in a relaxed coastal lifestyle.

  • Permanent full time, 35 hours per week with access to flexi-time 
  • Salary range from $117,096.20 - $129,283.96 per annum (dependent on qualifications and experience)
  • Plus 10.5% superannuation
  • Fully Maintained Leaseback Vehicle or Vehicle Allowance may be offered
  • Access to local government benefits such as; LSL after five years, three weeks sick leave per annum, Fitness Passport, Provident Fund activities etc.  


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


Contact: Jasmina Micevski, Group Manager City Development on 0436 698 728. 

Closing date: Sunday, 27 November 2022 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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