Flexible Town Planning/Development Assessment Roles

Shoalhaven City Council is a dynamic organisation serving a large and diverse community; limitless opportunity exists for an exciting and rewarding career. The Shoalhaven is located just 2 hours from Sydney and 2.5 hours from Canberra. The Shoalhaven is home to 104,000 people and comprises of 49 unique towns and villages. It is a place of great natural beauty and offers an enviable lifestyle and positive work-life balance.

If you have qualifications in Planning or Development Assessment and are looking for a change and want to enjoy a great lifestyle with pristine beaches, beautiful rainforests, and a robust economy then Shoalhaven City Council is the place for you. 

The area is experiencing rapid growth and with that growth comes the need for careful and sustainable planning to ensure we take advantage of opportunity whilst protecting the region’s unique characteristics.  

We are seeking committed  team members to assist with our development assessment  function and will  provide as much flexibility as possible in relation to working arrangements to facilitate the right people joining us. 

Why not give us a ring to discuss employment opportunities here at Shoalhaven and take that first step towards a new and exciting lifestyle. 

Shoalhaven City receives around 2000 development applications/year, ranging from the reasonably straightforward to very complex with bushfire, biodiversity and coastal processes being regular considerations. Salary for the roles will be broadbanded and commensurate with your level of experience and knowledge in regard to development assessment, with a focus on our environmentally sensitive, coastal location.  We also offer a range of great incentives to facilitate your work/life balance.

How to Apply

Firstly, why not give us a phone call to have a chat. You can call;

Rebecca Lockart - Lead – Development Assessment – (02) 4429 3382  or

Peter Woodworth – Senior Planner - (02) 4429 3464.

You will be required to upload your resume, and during the application process, respond to position related questions as shown below and questions regarding general information about you.

  1. At Shoalhaven City Council our corporate core values are: Collaboration, Adaptability, Integrity and Respect. Please choose one value and advise how you have enacted this value in a professional setting.
  2. Please list the relevant qualifications and experience you hold.
  3. Please indicate which position you are interested in? (Full time, part time and/or casual)

Alternately you can email your interest and copy of CV to recruitment@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au and we will respond to further discuss your interest.

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