Student Development Assessment Planner

About Our Council

Georges River Council is a leading, people-focused organisation with approximately 600 staff members. Our people are working to make the Georges River area an accessible, green, diverse and innovative community and economy. We are dedicated to providing vibrant public places, sustaining and developing a thriving creative culture, helping protect our natural environment, and making our suburbs more liveable.

About the Team 

As part of our dedicated and high performing Environment & Planning Directorate, the Development and Building team are responsible for the delivery of Building Code of Australia requirements and Building certification, Development Assessment and Pre-lodgment and specialist advice. The department facilitates quality, compliant, sustainable development across the LGA ranging from established urban areas, through to urban renewal activity centres, future growth areas and environmental sensitive significant areas.

The team is filled with talented and passionate individuals who are committed to working together and with the business to achieve its goals and objectives.  We take our values very seriously, and recognise our contributions benefit our people, and more broadly, the community. Our goal is to be the best at what we do and ensure Council is a great place to work.

About the Opportunity and what we can offer you 

An exciting opportunity has become available for two (2) Student Development Assessment Planners to join our dynamic and innovative Development and Building team. Together with our Development and Building team, the successful candidates will assist to ensure that development occurs in a way that is consistent with the objectives of the Georges River Council Management Plan, Council’s planning instruments, codes and policies. 

  • Temporary, Part time - 21 hours per week (3 days) for up to 12 months 
  • Part time hours salary is from $33,329.07 - $38,615.85 per annum plus 10.5% superannuation
  • Wellness perks including flu vaccinations, health-checks, gym subsidy and more
  • Deliver innovative services that promote and support our community
  • Flexible working arrangements 
  • Employee Rewards Program
  • Ongoing Education and Resources

Selection Criteria:

Qualifications, Certificates & Licences

  • Enrolled in relevant tertiary study, working towards qualification (Town Planning or similar)
  • Current NSW Class C Drivers Licence.


  • Intermediate knowledge and experience in the use of MS Office platforms including Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • A demonstrated understanding of the legislation, codes and standards relating to Development Assessment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as positively contributing to a team.
  • Sound expertise in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Must be fully vaccinated (minimum 2 doses) with an approved COVID-19 vaccine and provide Council with evidence of vaccination, or an accepted certified medical contraindication. Council reserves the right to confirm the validity of contraindications in accordance with NSW Health guidelines, and to direct a Worker to undertake an independent medical examination in relation to the issuance of a medical contraindication certificate. 

If you have made a positive commitment to further your career and you possess the attributes located in the Position Description essential criteria, then please submit your application today. Applicants are asked to ensure that they provide responses to the targeted questions, failure to do so may result in your application not being considered.

If you would like further information on this role, please contact Liam Frayne, Manager Development and Building on 02 9330 9369.

Applications must be completed and submitted via our website. Closing Date: Sunday, 19 March 2023 at 11.30PM AEST.

Offers of employment at Georges River Council are contingent upon satisfactory results of a thorough background check.

Georges River Council aims to be a leading, people-focused organisation delivering outstanding results for our community and city. We foster our values of Accountability, Professionalism, Unity and Honesty and take pride in promoting the image of Council in the community.

We are committed to building a workplace culture that values diversity and inclusion, and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQIA+ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

At Georges River Council we are committed to putting children first and championing child safety within our community. We actively advocate for the rights of children and young people and will uphold our commitment as a child safe organisation.

Please note you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident or have unlimited working rights (with no Visa restrictions) in Australia to apply for this position.

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