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Development Assessment Planner

Hays Engineering - Surfers Paradise, QLD

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


Your new company
Your new organisation consists of high-level experience in liaising with representative of all level of government, organisations & members of the public to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships. They actively provide & seeks information, broadens network relationship & keeps stakeholders up to date with relevant information.

Your new role

  • Fulfil the accountabilities of this role in accordance with Council values and as varied from time to time to achieve Council objectives. Key responsibilities include the following:
  • Process and assess development applications under the Planning Act 2009 (or equivalent) and Regulations, including referral to State Government and other Council Departments, with a Development Planner at Level 6 required to assess applications of a more complex nature (Complexity Type 4 Applications).
  • Provision of professional advice as follows:
    • Verbal advice to applicants regarding development proposals including the provisions of the Town Planning Schemes and Council policy and practices.
    • Written advice on proposed development applications in accordance with Council’s Planning Schemes.
    • Written correspondence in relation to development assessment matters. Technical advice to internal and external customers in relation to Planning Scheme requests.
    • All other matters relating to the enforcement of the Town Planning Schemes, Planning Policies, Local Laws and Local Law Policies administered by the Planning Department.
    • Attend and facilitate meetings as required.
    • Preparation of full planning certificates and undertaking compliance inspections (with supervision for Level 5 and without supervision for Level 6).
    • Provide information to Council solicitors for court appeals.
    • Attendance and input at interdepartmental assessment meetings.
    • Respond to telephone and counter enquiries pertaining to planning matters
    • Undertake any other duties within the level of responsibility and scope of the position as directed from time to time.
    • Attendance and input at interdepartmental assessment meetings.
    • Ensure complete and accurate records are captured, created and maintained within the appropriate recordkeeping system in accordance with Council policies and procedures.
  • Comply with Council policies, procedures and instructions to deliver quality and safe services.
  • Maintain accountability and appropriate use of information systems and maintain vigilance to comply with record keeping requirements.

What you'll need to succeed

  • Tertiary qualifications in Urban and Regional Planning (or equivalent) recognised by the Planning Institute of Australia and Membership of Planning Institute of Australia or be eligible for membership after a qualifying period
  • Current Queensland C Class driver's licence
  • Developed verbal and written communication skills including the ability to write reports, business letters and related correspondence


  • High level demonstrated knowledge of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 and regulations, Council's plans, local laws, procedures, structure and policies
  • Sound level knowledge of related legislation e.g. Contaminated Land, Heritage Legislation
  • Knowledge and understanding of other Council and State Departmental programs and activities and their effect on Town Planning issues in the Council area
  • Working knowledge of local government functions and structure


  • A Development Planner at Level 5 must have tertiary qualifications and more than 2 years post graduate experience, preferably within a Local Government setting
  • A Development Planner at Level 6 must have tertiary qualifications and more than 6 years post graduate experience, preferably within a Local Government setting

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV to Peter Tomlinson, or call us now on 07 5526 4291.

LHS 297508 #2512370

Surfers Paradise, QLD

Government, Defence & Emergency


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