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If you are looking for an exciting opportunity then this may be the role for you.  We have passion and enthusiasm and are looking for like-minded people to join us on our journey.

Byron Shire Council is currently seeking Town Planning professionals with a minimum of two years experience to work in a busy environment to review and assess development applications in the Sustainable Development Team.

Some specific tasks include:

  • reviewing and assessing development applications in a timely fashion
  • project managing a busy case load
  • liaising with the community, applicants, consultants, Government agencies and Council staff

You will bring:

  • strong written and verbal communication skills, and 
  • a strong focus on outcomes 

Working in the Byron Shire 

Byron Shire Council is focused on partnering with our community and offers pristine beaches, diverse lifestyles, a magnificent natural environment and a subtropical climate. Byron Shire Council has a high performance, collaborative culture and we value our employees. We provide a rewarding and flexible working environment and celebrate our values of:

  • We lead with enthusiasm and purpose
  • We are open, honest and respectful
  • We foster well-being and creativity
  • We achieve our goals and succeed together

We have various exciting opportunities for experienced Development Assessment Planners

  • Permanent Full Time position (35 hpw - part time applicants may be considered)
  • Temporary Part Time position for up to 12 months (28 hpw)
  • Consultant arrangements (short term contracts for Planning Consultants, hours and rates to be negotiated)

Employee Benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements (days / hours / work from home option up to 2 days per week post onboarding can be negotiated)
  • Direct appointed staff salary and conditions will be in accordance with the NSW Local Government (State) Award with an appointment at a salary in the range of $75,685 to $87,692 full time per annum pro rata (further negotiation on salary may be available dependent upon skills and experience)

Other benefits include:

  • 10.5% superannuation guarantee (from 1 July 2022)
  • Education and training support
  • Attractive salary packaging scheme
  • Employee Assistance Program (four sessions per year)
  • Fitness passport
  • Health and Wellbeing days
  • Opportunity to work with an experienced and committed team 



This position is based at Mullumbimby however Council can require you to work from other work sites as required for operational reasons.


Chris Larkin - Manager Sustainable Development - 02 6626 7136

Closing date:

10pm (NSW time), Sunday 3 July 2022.  Late applications will not be permitted.

Position Description:

Download the Planner Position Description (PDF,159KB) 

We believe in diversity, inclusion and equality and are committed to ensuring that our workplaces are a reflection of our community. We recognise the benefits that diversity and inclusion brings, and in turn encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply for our vacancies.

We are open to discussing flexible working arrangements and encourage our people to explore new ways of working – including part-time, job-share or working from different locations. Everyone can ask about it.

We strongly encourage applications from people with disability and will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment process and in the workplace. If you need an adjustment during the recruitment process, please call or email the contact person listed above, and also advise us of your preferred method of communication. 

Pre-Employment Screening Process:

  • Reference Checks: Referees will preferably be your current or most recent supervisor and must be able to comment directly on your abilities in a work situation. If you have any objection to this action, your concerns should be raised in your application and be discussed with the Selection Panel.
  • Functional Health Assessment: If applicable, the functional health assessment evaluates your physical and functional capacity against the physical demands necessary to safely perform the job for which you have applied. 
  • Background Screening: Background checks verify the information you have provided in your application, and where applicable, also check for relevant criminal history. Checks may also include, for example, a confirmation of your employment history, qualifications/tickets and working with children clearance.


Please note: Once you start your online application you cannot save and return to it later.  You must use your own email address and not one used previously by another person that has applied for a position with Council.

Being mindful of diversity and inclusion we have provided 2 options to apply for the position.

Option 1 - Written Application

You may wish to prepare your responses in a Word document, and then COPY and PASTE into the fields below.  

Step 1: Fill out our online application form below. Once you have completed all the questions, click 'Next'

Step 2: Attach your CV and Cover Letter. Once you have attached your document/s click 'Next'.

Step 3: Please review your application and confirm everything is correct. Click 'Confirm' to send your completed application.

 You will receive an email to confirm your application has been received. 

Option 2 - Audio File Application

Step 1: Scroll down and review the Questions that you are required to answer. 

Step 2: Record an audio file of your responses and save the file (the file must be in an MP3 format and less than 50MB). Please note that all questions with a drop box or a check box as well as the reference checks details can not be answered via audio file and must be completed below.

Step 3: Fill out the Personal Details section and the questions that can not be completed by audio file on the application form below. For all of the Questions where you are responding via audio file, type the response “audio file”.  Once you have completed all the questions, click 'Next'

Step 4: Attach your resume/CV, a cover letter (optional) and your audio file.  Once you have attached your documents click 'Next'.

Step 5: Please review your application and confirm everything is correct. Click 'Confirm' to send your completed application.

You will receive an email to confirm your application has been received. 

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  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:

    Architecture, Design and User Experience, Industrial

  • Locations:

    New South Wales,

  • Closing Date:3rd Jul 2022, 12:00 am


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