Kempsey Shire Council

Town Planner

Posted: 04 May
Closes: 20 Jun
West Kempsey


About Us

Kempsey Shire Council is located on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales and is known for its genuine hospitality, pristine beaches, sub-tropical rainforests, mountain ranges, rock river gorges, sprawling farmland and peaceful villages.

We are a dynamic and progressive local government authority, with responsibility for $1.1 billion worth of assets and employing over 330 dedicated employees.

The Opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Development Assessment team as a Town Planner to the end of June 2023.

Reporting to the Coordinator Development Assessment, the Town Planner will work with a team in providing a complete service in relation to development assessment and other planning functions across the Kempsey Shire.

Required skills & experience 

To be successful in this role, you should possess a tertiary qualification in Town Planning or equivalent; recent experience in the assessment of Development Applications; knowledge of relevant legislation and statutory requirements; and ability to understand and assess complex technical issues.

You will also possess excellent communication and time management skills and be eligible to join the Planning Institute of Australia.

Key accountabilities include

  • Assess development applications and comply with conditions of consent
  • Provide technical expertise and advice in the assessment of development proposals and related development matters
  • Provide easily accessible, timely and user-friendly development related information to the community and other stakeholders 

What we can offer you

In return, you will be rewarded by:

  • Career development opportunities
  • Temporary full-time position, 35 hours per week with 19-day month
  • Employee health and wellbeing programs
  • Learning and development programs
  • A fantastic lifestyle and work life balance, with access to Fitness Passport
  • Weekly salary of $1563.57 to $1,759.81 (plus 10% superannuation)

For further information regarding this role please contact Graham Snow on 02 6566 3200

How to Apply

You must apply via Council’s webpage  Emailed or posted applications will not be considered.

To download a copy of the Position Description, please click on the link at the bottom of the page.  It is important to read this carefully to understand what the job involves.

Please click the Apply button below, complete the application form and provide the following information:

  • A short statement (maximum 2 pages) on how your experience, abilities, knowledge and personal qualities would enable you to achieve the key accountabilities of the role (as listed in the Position Description).
  • Your current resume which details your work experience and any other information that is relevant to this role as well as the contact details for two work related referees from a supervisor or Manager.

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Applications close: Sunday, 19 June 2022 at 4pm.

You will receive an e-mail to confirm your application has been received.

NOTE:  All correspondence will occur by email.  Please ensure you check your emails regularly.

If you experience any difficulties applying online, please contact the Recruitment team on 02 6566 3200 or email

Thank you and good luck with your application.

Kempsey Shire Council are an equal opportunity employer and we celebrate our diverse workforce.

Kempsey Shire Council welcomes and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with diverse culture and linguistic backgrounds and people with a disability.

In addition, Kempsey Shire Council will provide reasonable adjustments for qualified individuals with disabilities.

If you require additional assistance to participate in the recruitment process, please discuss with the advertised contact person. You can ask for reasonable adjustments to be made at any time during the recruitment process.