Warrumbungle Shire Council

Manager Planning and Regulation

Posted: 06 Jan
Closes: 05 Jun
Coonabarabran, NSW


Department: Planning and Regulation

Reports to: Director Environmental and Development Services

Salary Range: $108,082 - $123,346 p.a. (including OT allowance) + super, 35 hour week with monthly RDO

Warrumbungle Shire is strategically positioned on the Newell Highway, a short drive from Tamworth, Mudgee and Dubbo, and just over 3 hours from Newcastle, making Warrumbungle Shire a great place to live and work. Covering an area of more than 12,000km², and with a population of nearly 10,000, Warrumbungle Shire Council is one of the larger Local Government Areas in Central West NSW, home to the townships of Coonabarabran, Coolah, Dunedoo, Binnaway, Baradine and Mendooran. 

With a rich history and stunning landscapes including spectacular mountain ranges, waterfalls, ancient sandstone caves, gorges, and beautiful plains, our scenic location amongst friendly country communities provides an ideal setting for those looking to balance a country lifestyle and career.

This position is located in the beautiful town of Coonabarabran, known as the Astronomy Capital of Australia, which is midway between Melbourne and Brisbane and is known for its magnificent landscape and stunning night skies. The town has good medical services, excellent schools, a variety of sporting and social clubs and a thriving tourism industry. With the nearby Warrumbungle National Park, which is also Australia’s first Dark Sky Park, there is plenty to do and explore whether you’re looking for adventure or relaxation.

At Warrumbungle Shire Council we offer a broad variety of jobs with a range of benefits and career development opportunities within Local Government. The guiding principles of honesty, integrity, fairness and compassion form the spirit of the team along with respect, transparency, passion, trust and opportunity is how Warrumbungle Shire Council strengthens its working environment to deliver on the aspirations of our community. We are an EEO Employer with a commitment to our staff and our vision is Excellence in Local Government. 

The Position

Warrumbungle Shire Council is looking for a talented and dynamic Manager Planning and Regulation to lead the team responsible for the provision of statutory and strategic planning services, building services, environmental services, waste and recycling services, and regulatory compliance across the shire.

To succeed in this position, you will have relevant qualifications as a town planner or building certifier (A3 minimum), with a sound understanding of regulatory services and workplace and environmental safety requirements, demonstrated hands-on experience and superior communication and interpersonal skills. Previous leadership experience will be key to your success in effectively supporting and building relationships with your diverse, multi-disciplinary team. The position is offered with an attractive remuneration package for the right person.

Essential criteria apply to this position.

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Benefits of working for Council

Council are committed to creating a positive working environment and offer a range of benefits for staff, including

  • Long Service Leave after 5 years
  • Monthly RDO
  • Support for training and professional development
  • Option of a Leaseback vehicle
  • Salary Sacrifice options to maximise your take-home pay
  • A generous relocation allowance may be available

Applicants should note that Criminal History Checks, as well as alcohol and drug testing, are conditions of employment.

For enquiries, please contact Human Resources on 6849 2000.

How to apply

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