1 X Permanent Full Time - 35 hours, 5 days per week
Salary: $109,844.08 - $120,361.01

Liverpool is one of Sydney's most progressive urban and regional centres with a population of more than 200,000 (set to reach 330,000) over the next 20 years. It is now positioned as the capital of South Western Sydney with affordable lifestyle, accessibility by rail and road and a future airport, Western Sydney Airport.

A truly transformational infrastructure project, Western Sydney Airport is set to open in 2026 and will be the jewel in our Aerotropolis City.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Council’s Development Assessment team for experienced and energetic Senior Development Assessment Planners. If you are looking to expand on your development assessment skills and gain further experience in assessing a variety of interesting and challenging development applications within a fast growing LGA, then look no further. 

The primary function of this position will be the assessment of a range of complex development applications as well as attending pre-development meetings with industry representatives. The positions will suit self-motivated and experienced planners who have excellent communication skills and the ability to mentor other staff within a team environment. This position is for career focused individuals who are willing to accept the challenge of providing a high level of service to the Liverpool community.  

About You:

This role is ideal for candidates that possess the following:

  • Experience in Development Assessment to ensure the desired level of expertise/knowledge to adequately carry out the functions of the position.
  • Experience in handling a wide range of complex applications relating to all possible development on industrial, commercial, or residential zoned land.
  • Experience in provided expert planning advice to Planning Panels including Regional Planning Panels (RPPs), Local Planning Panels (LPPs) and Design Excellence Panels (DEPs).
  • Proven experience in assessment and application of alternative solutions as provided for under the relevant legislation.
  • Experience communicating with various internal and external stakeholders including the ability to deal with the community and professional industry to achieve the best possible outcome.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret Acts and policies and to make appropriate decisions bearing in mind the circumstances and the legislative requirements.
  • Experience processing planning related enquiries.
  • Experience and ability to work in a team environment.

Benefits of working at LCC:

  • Flexible and hybrid working arrangements available;
  • Ability to accrue up to 2 days of flexitime leave per month, which equates to up to 24 days per year (Note: this is in addition to 4 weeks of annual leave per year);
  • Ability to access 2 health and wellbeing days per year;
  • Gain experience in one of the largest, most diverse, and fastest growing LGA’s in metropolitan Sydney;
  • Be part of a passionate, energetic, and supportive multi-disciplinary team;
  • Great office location in the heart of the Liverpool CBD, close to public transport and with parking available; and
  • Professional development opportunities, including training courses and study assistance for further education.

Salary will be dependent upon the relevant skills, experience, and competencies of the successful applicant. This position also comes with a leaseback vehicle or a vehicle allowance. 

For further information about the position please contact Samata Billa, Talent Acquisition Partner at billas@liverpool.nsw.gov.au 

How to Apply: Please click the 'Apply' button above. Applicants must submit a covering letter, current resume and response to the selection criteria questions which will be shown once you commence your application.

Click below for a copy of the position description. 

Liverpool City Council is committed to providing a working environment that supports all employees to reach their full potential.

To be eligible to apply for permanent positions at Liverpool City Council, you need to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. For Temporary positions, you need a visa that gives you permission to work in Australia.




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Liverpool City Council,New South Wales,Australia

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