Inner West Council

Senior Planner, Development Assessment

Posted: 24 Jun
Closes: 11 Jul
Leichhardt, NSW


About Inner West Council

Inner West Council is among Sydney’s larger local government agencies looking after a vibrant community of 201,000 people living in some of the inner city’s most vibrant, creative, liveable and diverse suburbs.

As we continue to deliver quality, innovative and inclusive programs and services, we would love it if you can join in our journey towards becoming the best council for our community.

We are committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity, WHS, sustainability, continuous improvement and business excellence. The community is at the heart of the organisation and Council puts its values of Integrity, Respect, Innovation, Compassion and Collaboration at the centre of everything that we do.  We are here to be of service to the community and make Inner West a great place to be. We expect commitment to these values from all employees in performing their respective roles.

We offer flexible career life balance with hours that allow you to relax and recharge. We offer a variety of flexible work arrangement options (e.g. flexible hours and working from home) where appropriate giving you even greater quality of work life balance.

Permanent employees benefit from our great value gym membership from $15.50/week giving access to a vast network of gyms in Sydney.

About the Role

Our Development Assessment team offers an inspiring environment to grow and develop as a professional Development Assessment Planner. The environment is high performing, friendly and fun.

The complexity and diversity of the Inner West LGA offers huge scope of experience for planners and exposure to complex and large projects.

If you join us you will assess plans from industry leading architects and work on challenging and interesting projects such as industrial conversions, mixed use developments, heritage conservation areas, foreshore and habitat areas, the Parramatta Road corridor urban transformation strategy and emerging sustainable development programmes.

As the Senior Planner, you will mentor and develop junior planners, have opportunities to attend the land and environment court and exercise delegations.

Please read the Position Description to familiarise yourself with all the requirements and conditions of the role. 


$98,721.48 to $112,896.16 + Superannuation

Access to an Inner West Council motor vehicle lease back scheme or car allowance

Some of the required skills, experience and qualifications

1. Tertiary qualifications in Town Planning or related discipline.

2. Extensive experience in development assessment in local government particularly in NSW and the social, political, legal and regulatory frameworks in which it operates.

3. Excellent knowledge of Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, Local Government Act and related planning legislation and concepts as they relate to

4. NSW Class C Driver’s Licence.


Ruba Osman, Acting Development Assessment Manager on 9335 2113

Closing Date

Sunday 10 July 2022, 11:30PM

How to Apply

We recommend you read the Position Description for the role to make sure your application addresses the requirements of the position. Council is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all applicants. Please advise us within the application if you need support, reasonable adjustments to participate successfully in the recruitment process.

All new workers must be and remain fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to beginning their work or hold a valid medical contraindication.

Eligibility for employment/Pre employment Checks

Successful applicants must be eligible to work in Australia and agree to provide information for pre-employment checks as required for the position. This may include police records checks, certified copies of relevant qualifications, Driver’s Licence and proof of work rights in Australia (please refer to the Position Description for the specific qualifications/requirements for the role).  Copies of any sighted documents will be kept by IWC for its records as proof of verification.

For more information about work rights in Australia please visit the Department of Home Affairs website.

Inner West Council is a Diversity employer. We encourage applications from all candidates.

Council is committed to reconciliation and strongly encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and mature aged workers to apply.