Job Details
  • ReferenceBH-140593
  • LocationPort Macquarie
  • SalaryCareer development opportunities & flexible work arrangements
  • Job TypeFull Time
  • Postedabout 1 month ago
  • ConsultantJo Ellerman
Whether you're looking for a change of scenery or a new adventure, this is an opportunity to head up a team of dedicated and creative professionals to make a real and valuable contribution to the local community here in the lovely Port Macquarie region.

Why work anywhere else!
Port Macquarie Hastings Council is located on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales where Birpai the traditional owners of the Port Macquarie region have occupied the region for thousands of years. It is one of the largest urban centres on the North Coast, with an estimated population over 86,792. Our community is characterised by its welcoming attitude, growing economy, and natural beauty such as rainforests and estuaries to white sandy beaches to world heritage mountain wilderness, the Port Macquarie region offers an attractive lifestyle for everyone.

We are now seeking a Development Contributions Planner to be accountable for the development, implementation, monitoring,and review of Port Macquarie Hastings Council’s development contributions programs in accordance with the requirements of the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Act and current best practice.

Why the team needs you
Reporting to the Coordinator Development Contributions, you will be an integral member of a team of professionals which plans, implements, and manages specialist statutory and strategic planning services to the Council, its community, and customers .Your work in this role will lead to the delivery of great places and spaces for the city and our community to live work rest and play.

What you’ll bring to the team.
The successful applicant will have outstanding personal attributes including personal drive and integrity, solid written, verbal, and consultative communication skills as well as:
  • Experience in Local Government Land Use Planning or in a related field
  • Working knowledge of the development assessment process
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation including Environment Planning & Assessment Act 1979
  • Sound communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated computer literacy with sound experience in word processing, spreadsheets, and database software package
  • Tertiary qualification in urban planning, land use economics or a related discipline
  • Well-developed problem-solving skills and a track record of continuous improvement
  • Proficient in the preparation, review and analysis of contribution plans and reports

Why you’ll want to join the team
By joining the team, you will evolve within a dynamic and welcoming organisation that makes serving the community their primary mission
  • flexible work arrangement
  • Career development opportunities
  • Grade 15 – $89,027.10 to $100,208.34
  • Long service leave after 5 years
  • Employee assistance program

The Next Step

If this position will enhance your career and you would like further details on the role, or a copy of the position description, please call Jo Ellerman for a confidential discussion on (02) 66919106 or email

Please note: There is no close date.We are assessing applications once submitted