Below is a brief description of this vacancy

This page outlines the vacancy and the key skills and responsibilities for the role.


Castle Hill

Reference: 4817000

  • Norwest Business Park Location
  • Modern Office

An opportunity exists for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our Forward Planning Team in contributing to the overall planning and management of development and growth in The Hills.

The Hills Shire Council is customer focused, performance driven and one of the most financially stable councils in NSW. We encourage innovation and continuous improvement to deliver quality services and infrastructure to our community.

We are seeking a qualified and experienced Senior Town Planner who will undertake research and prepare policies and professional reports in relation to strategic and regulatory planning matters.

The role has an impact upon the future growth and development of the Hills Shire community through the delivery of planning policy at a local scale, including the Local Strategy, Precinct Planning, Local Environmental Plans, Development Control Plans and planning for appropriate levels of services and infrastructure to accommodate future communities.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Qualification in Town Planning or related field such as Economics, Architecture, Environmental Science, Geography or similar, with a minimum of 3 years' experience
  • Demonstrated skills in the assessment of planning proposals, Development Control Plan amendments and Voluntary Planning Agreements
  • Skills in Town Planning and Urban Design, recreation and social planning and land development
  • Communication, problem solving, conflict resolution, project management, strategic analysis and interpretation, research and documentation skills
  • Class C Motor Vehicle Licence

This is a permanent full time position (35 hours per week) Position No. S0182
Salary: $90K+ pa plus Superannuation and Car Allowance

Please submit your application online at by 5pm Thursday 22 August 2019. For further information please refer to the Role Statement.

Due to the nature of the role offered it is important for the suitability of the applicant to be measured against numerous inherent requirements of the position that would enable the successful applicant to be employed in a Local Government role. For this reason, the short listed applicants will be required to undertake the following pre-employment checks: Psychometric Testing, Reference Checks, Identity Check, Drug and Alcohol Screening and Medical Check, and may also include a Criminal History and Working with Children Check. Employment will be subject to clearance on all of the pre-employment checks. Undertaking these checks means that you have been short listed for the role but it is not in itself a guarantee of the final outcome of your application. Please note that The Hills Shire Council is committed to the principles of employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds and we assess applications purely on merit and suitability of the applicant for the role in light of the employment checks in so far as they relate to the inherent requirements of the position applied for.

Recruitment Agencies: The Hills Shire Council does recruitment in-house and therefore does not accept unsolicited resumes or appreciate unsolicited calls from recruitment agencies.

Applications Close: 22 Aug 2019