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Project Lead – Infrastructure Contributions

Penrith, New South Wales, Australia
14th May 2020
Penrith City Council - 492941

Permanent Full-Time

Vacancy No. 492941

Closing Date: 31 May 2020

Do you want to part of a diverse planning team contributing to growing Greater Penrith as a Metropolitan Cluster within the Western Sydney Aerotropolis? Penrith is located at the point where Sydney’s east west connection, Australia’s most significant economic corridor, crosses the north south growth belt.

About the Organisation
The city of Penrith sits at the foot of the Blue Mountains, alongside the Nepean River, and is home to approximately 198,000 people. We employ approximately 1200 permanent, temporary and casual employees across a diverse range of fields and are committed to attracting and retaining the best people. We offer a diverse range of career paths with a strong commitment to training, education assistance, paid parental leave and flexible working arrangements.

We serve a fast growing population expected to exceed 260,000 (and an economic catchment of more than one million) by 2031. We sit at the foot of the Blue Mountains, alongside the Nepean River, only 11km from the future Western Sydney Airport.

About the Role
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated team player with relevant qualifications and experience to take up the position of Infrastructure Contributions – Project Lead within the City Planning Department.   

The position requires you to project manage and deliver a range of high level, complex outcomes as they relate to infrastructure contributions. You will be part of the infrastructure planning that will result from significant transformative projects such as Western Sydney Aerotropolis and major transport infrastructure in creating a Western City.  

You will assist in the formulation of new development contributions plans, negotiating voluntary planning agreements, including ongoing monitoring and review of contributions for Penrith as we continue to grow and meet the needs of our existing and future communities. The position will also contribute to a broad range of planning projects that will provide both amazing opportunities and challenges as we balance the growth, resilience and liveability of our City. It is an exciting future for Penrith and we want you to be part of it.

Essential Criteria:

  • Tertiary qualification in Project Management, Town Planning or other related discipline
  • Proven successful experience delivering infrastructure projects or complex business projects
  • Demonstrated understanding of development contributions plans, voluntary planning agreements and works-in-kind agreements
  • Understanding of new release area planning and infrastructure provisions
  • Proven ability to establish, coordinate and/or operate with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Strong analytical, negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • A Current Class C Driver Licence

Desirable Criteria:

  • Understanding of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act and the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulations
  • Experience in infrastructure planning, issues and/or contract negotiations

A competitive salary will be negotiated commensurate with the skills, qualifications and experience of the preferred applicant plus 9.5% superannuation.

A Leaseback Vehicle is available with this position; however, it is not a condition of employment.

Penrith City Council offer's competitive employee benefits such as Fitness Passport, 15 days’ sick leave per year, excellent Parental Leave provisions including 14 weeks paid parental leave and an active social club.
To view the position description and submit your application, please visit   

Intending applicants are required to submit a cover letter and resume before the closing date. In addition, applicants are required to provide comprehensive responses to the selection criteria.  

Applicants who do not meet the essential criteria will not be considered.

For further information about the position, please contact Natalie Stanowski on 02 4732 7403.

Please allow 4 weeks from the closing date for the processing of your application.  

Council practices EEO and WHS principles.