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Planning Assistant - Statutory Planning

Policy and Planning Managers
Permanent Full Time
15 days ago

The City of Canada Bay is a thriving, colourful community, surrounded by the beautiful bays of Sydney Harbour. The area is also known for its parklands, cycle paths and walkways.

If you have any accessibility requirements, please feel free to contact Paul Mitchell on 9911 6291 or email P& to discuss.

City of Canada Bay Council’s values underpin how we operate.

We act with integrity; We empower our people; We are respectful; We work together; We innovate.



Planning Assistant - Statutory Planning

Job No. CB17783

$63,283 - $72,775 per annum + super

Full Time Permanent

35 hours per week

Participation in Council's 9 day fortnight scheme



Are you a currently enrolled in a town planning degree course or a degree course in a similar discipline and able to take on full-time work in conjunction with your studies? Or do you have a keen interest in development and planning related issues and would like to pursue a career in planning? Are you looking for the challenge of working with a group of energetic and enthusiastic statutory planners? If the answer is yes, then keep on reading as we have the job for you!

Working as part of our statutory planning team, your responsibilities are varied in this strong customer focused role. Using your excellent attention to detail, you will check and review all planning applications as they are lodged via the NSW Planning Portal for completeness and accuracy, and provide administrative assistance to the Statutory Planning Team in relation to the monitoring and processing of development and other applications. You will also assist the Manager and the Coordinators in developing efficiencies and improvements to the team’s procedures with the aim of reducing processing times whilst maintaining quality assessment outcomes.

Your role also includes monitoring and updating development assessment related information on Council’s web page and using Council’s computer systems for the tracking of planning applications and to achieve process improvements.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A commitment to town planning as a career path
  • Strong organisational and customer services skills
  • Experience in working in a diverse team in an administrative/organisational capacity
  • Confidence in dealing with the public and a tactful approach.



For further information on this position you can contact Shannon Anderson, Manager Statutory Planning on 9911 6441.



Closing Date: Sunday, 03 July 2022 at 11:30pm



The City of Canada Bay Council is a Child Safe Organisation that recognises and advocates for the rights of Children and Young People and are committed to a Safe Workplace.

The City of Canada Bay Council is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to maintaining, growing and supporting a diverse, respectful, collaborative & inclusive workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from diverse community groups and ages including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTIQA+, people with disabilities, women, and other diversity groups.

The successful applicant for this role will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or provide evidence of an approved medical contraindication form. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure they are able to meet all requirements in line with Councils COVID Safe Workplace Policy & Procedure (once adopted), WHS requirements and prevailing NSW Public Health Orders.

“Formal offers of employment are subject to standard Council pre-employment checks including medical and other background checks”

Salary Details*
Salary Type Normal Wages
Base Salary $63,283
Superannuation 9.5%
Bonus offered No
Total Package $69,295
* Salary details are calculated without bonus and monthly payout as per tax bracket without tax threshold and other allowances. Its always good to confirm these details with the employer or recruiter.
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