November 9th, 2023

Jobs in Planning - City of Sydney

New South Wales

1. Planner - City of Sydney

Sydney CBD, New South Wales, Australia. Posted: 2023-10-26

Advertiser: City of Sydney

Division: City Planning, Development & Transport 

Unit: Planning Assessments  

Section: City Planning 

Salary: AUD $104,428.00 - $117,190.00 per annum plus Superannuation

Employment status: Permanent 

Employment arrangement: Full Time

Location: Sydney CBD

Option to work under a 19-day month arrangement 

Caring for our city, creating a future for all

Our people are passionate about their communities and connected to their teams. They’re motivated by our genuine commitment to diversity and inclusion, and our clear, compelling plan for our global city: Sustainable Sydney 2030 – 2050 Continuing the Vision.

Be part of a purpose-led organisation, with care at its core. You’ll make a difference by acting in the best interests of our communities and city. Be better together with collaborative and inclusive partnerships. Embrace possibilities and be open to new ideas and creating bold solutions. 

The City of Sydney is committed to excellence in all our planning/development decisions and the design of the buildings and facilities we provide to our ratepayers and the wider community. It’s not just about the way the City looks – we strive to make sure projects are sensitive to the surrounding environment, socially equitable and sustainable.

To meet this challenge we are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Planner to join our Planning Assessments team, to assess development applications.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • tertiary qualifications in Urban Planning or a related discipline
  • some experience in the assessment and resolution of planning, heritage and urban design issues associated with development applications, preferably in local government
  • an ability to meet strict deadlines and to balance and respond flexibly to competing priorities.

At the City of Sydney you’ll join a dedicated team where individual effort is part of something much bigger – creating great things for our city’s dynamic future.

To apply: Upload your resume and respond to the application questions to show how you meet the role’s requirements. Select 'Apply' to complete your online application.

The successful applicant is required to complete a pre-employment health declaration and national criminal check.

Position description: View or download the position description 

Applications must be submitted online by 11.59pm, Thursday 9 November 2023.

For further information contact: Bill MacKay, Manager Planning Assessment on 02 9265 9494.

A challenging and rewarding career: Why joining the City of Sydney might be the right move for you.

We offer a teams-based approach to flexibility. Our flexible working benefits include 26 week parental leave, paid partner leave of 6 weeks and paid super for up to 52 weeks of parental leave. You’ll have the opportunity to work a 19-day month with flexible working options.

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and celebrate a workplace as diverse as our communities. We’re passionate about gender balance in the workplace, with an executive team that is two-thirds female and 50% of our leadership roles held by women.

We encourage all applicants, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, and LGBTIQA+ communities to join us. 

We’re a disability confident recruiter. If you identify as a person with disability and require support for your application contact or 02 9265 9333.  

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