Wollongong City Council
Statutory Property Officer

Posted: 15 May
Closes: 14 Jun


Statutory Property Officer

This is a Permanent Full Time position. Salary from $86,176.27 to $116,066.76 per annum plus superannuation. (Salary package will be assessed based on skills, experience and qualifications)

At Wollongong City Council we have a steadfast commitment to creating an Extraordinary Wollongong. We are in an exciting period of transformation and focused on delivering exceptional services, infrastructure and facilities for our community.

Our strength is the diversity of our people. Together our responsibility is to create an inclusive place where everyone is welcome, valued and belongs. We lead with courage, openness and curiosity. Our conversations and actions celebrate diversity, inclusion and belonging. Learn more about us here

Are you a meticulous, results-driven professional who thrives on challenges? Join our vibrant Property Services team as a Statutory Property Officer!

This role will involve handling land sales, acquisitions, road closures, and special projects for the Council, ensuring timely and exceptional results.

In addition to handling intricate property matters, you'll provide insightful technical advice to both internal and external stakeholders, informing Council's decision-making process regarding its property portfolio. With your exceptional organisational and negotiation skills, you'll excel in this diverse, stimulating, and challenging position.

Your attention to detail, technical prowess, and commitment to excellence will drive your success within the organisation. Overall, you'll make a meaningful impact on our dynamic team, bringing enthusiasm and professionalism to every task.

What you will be doing:

The Statutory Property Officer's role encompasses a multifaceted approach to managing Council land. This involves assessing the suitability and financial potential of land for disposal or redevelopment, coordinating the marketing and sale of Council land and negotiating with various stakeholders such as landowners, solicitors, and consultants on property related matters. Additionally, the officer plays a crucial role in handling acquisitions of land, overseeing road closure applications and road dedications as well as maintaining Council's land register.

The role entails detailed research on property matters as well as the review and interpretation of legislation, property plans, surveys, legal documentation and valuation reports. You will prepare correspondence, reports, recommendations and technical advice on statutory property matters for internal and external stakeholders.

About you:

  • You have excellent customer service skills, confident to provide advice and respond to varied stakeholder enquiries.
  • You have an excellent understanding of plans, property information and legal documents.
  • You have an eye for detail.
  • You are a team-player, who can contribute to a team as well as work independently.

Benefits of working for council

  • We provide flexible working arrangements such as hybrid working and flex- you just need to ask!
  • 35 hour work week
  • We are value-led, support and encourage personal and professional growth, recognise and reward performance and embrace change.
  • We provide generous leave provisions including 5 weeks annual leave per year of service Long Service Leave after 5 years We are committed to providing a safe working environment for all, (everyone, every day and everywhere) and make available wellbeing programs to support mental, physical and social wellbeing of our staff to be at their best.
  • Access to Fitness Passport

For more information, click on Apply to be redirected to Wollongong City Council's E-recruitment site.


Get in touch for more information, contact Mitchell Daly, Statutory Property Coordinator on (02) 4227 8977 for questions related to the job.

Applications close 11:59pm, Monday 27 May 2024.

We encourage applications from everyone regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, cultural background, faith, disability or gender identity. People with disability are encouraged to reach out so they can be supported in recruitment processes, to enable them to demonstrate their skills and capabilities to meet the requirements of the job.

Wollongong Council adheres to the principles of a child safe organisation and is committed to the care and protection of all children and young people in the community.

Applicants are required to undergo a rigorous employment screening process which will include Reference, Identity and Medical History Checks, and may also include a Criminal History and Working with Children Check. Employment is subject to clearance of all these checks.