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Employment Opportunity - Manager Town Planning & Development


Location: Civic Centre   Occupation: Planning   Division: Development, Sustainability & Lifestyle -

Attractive remuneration package available inclusive of housing, utility allowance, vehicle and 6 weeks annual leave

Fixed-Term 2 year contract

  • We are looking for an experienced Town Planner who is ready to take the next step in their career
  • Exposure to exciting and diverse projects
  • Great employee benefits to attract the right candidate

An exciting opportunity exists for a strategic thinker with qualifications in planning and development to lead the high performing Town Planning Team.

You will need to be an experienced Planner with a track record of leadership in the delivery of town planning, building control and other regulatory functions. You will need to have had experience in dealing with complex planning and development issues, proven management skills and be able to delegate a significant workload across strategic projects, statutory planning and building assessments and managing compliance issues.

The successful candidate will have the proven ability to prepare high quality planning reports, studies and deliver strategic planning projects.

The Manager, Town Planning and Development will be the key planning advisor for the Council, with extensive delegated authority on planning matters and will have proven ability with being able to provide planning advice to internal and external stakeholders.

Position Requirements

The preferred applicant will be required to undergo a pre-employment medical, including drug and alcohol assessment to be considered for the role, as well as possess:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning, (or similar qualification recognised by the Planning Institute of Australia)
  • National Police Clearance
  • Current ‘C’ class drivers licence

What the Town of Port Hedland Offers:

In addition to the salary, our employees enjoy a range of benefits which may include:

  • Six weeks annual leave plus 17.5% leave loading
  • Wellness program includes discounted gym membership and pool membership
  • Superannuation co-contribution scheme
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Generous paid parental leave
  • Family oriented and lifestyle supportive working conditions.
  • Town provided housing

*The Town provides pre-allocated accommodation with this role. Should this property not meet the requirements of the preferred candidate, alternate arrangements can be made at the discretion and cost of the candidate.

How to Apply

Applicants are encouraged to apply online.

If you are unable to apply online, please forward your application documents to Human Resources, Attention “Confidential Advertised Vacancy” either by:

Post:  PO Box 41, Port Hedland WA 6721

Hand: Civic Centre, McGregor Street, Port Hedland WA 6721  

Your application should include a comprehensive letter detailing how your experience meets the essential and preferred experience listed on the Position Description and how your experience will enable you to execute the accountabilities as listed. Applicants who do not address selection criteria may not be considered in the first round of shortlisting. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their application is received in full prior to the closing date and time.

Suitable applicants may be considered for appointment to similar vacancies during the six month period following the conclusion of this recruitment process.

For more information on the Town or to obtain a copy of the position description please visit Town of Port Hedland website. Should further information be required please contact Robert Leeds, Director Development, Sustainability & Lifestyle on (08) 9158 9309.

Applications close 4:00pm, Friday 25 January 2019.

Late applications will not be accepted.

The Town of Port Hedland is Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.

Attachments : - 20181214 PD Manager Town Planning and Development.pdf - PreApplicationFormASAP_334945.pdf

Posted on Dec 14 by Town of Port Hedland

Advert closes on Fri, 25 Jan 2019 16:00:00

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