Development Officer Planning – Urban Planner

* Local Government Temporary Role
* Duration 6 – 8 Weeks
* Immediate Start

Key Responsibilities and Outcomes

  • Assess the Planning and Land Division stage of development applications, undertaking any necessary procedural requirements.
  • Exercise development assessment decision making powers in accordance with Council’s Delegation of Authority policy.
  • Negotiate with applicants, architects, developers and the public to achieve positive development outcomes.
  • Instruct and brief Council’s solicitors on development assessment and compliance matters, and represent Council at the Environment, Resources and Development Court regarding development assessment matters.
  • Provide expert specialist advice to other Council officers and departments on development application assessment issues.
  • Prepare written reports to Council Assessment Panel (CAP) on the assessment of development applications, including recommendations or written reports to Council on liquor licence applications or other matters relevant to the department.
  • Respond to requests from elected members and other business units in relation to planning, development potential, enforcement, planning policy, building and general information and advice.
  • Attend to telephone, counter and written enquiries from the public and external organisations with information relating to general development, development potential, enforcement, planning policy and development assessment matters.


  • Degree in Urban and Regional Planning or demonstrated relevant experience.

Experience and Traits

  • Detailed knowledge of the relevant planning and development legislation (specifically as they relate to town planning matters).
  • Sound knowledge of the Planning & Design Code.
  • Sound knowledge of other associated or related legislation relevant to urban planning matters.
  • Detailed knowledge of the development assessment process and the procedures involved in urban planning matters.
  • Ability to analyse and interpret drawings, documents and specifications, legislation and regulations relating to the development and use of land and buildings

If you are interested in this immediate start opportunity, please send your most updated resume (in word).

Please note only short-listed candidates with relevant experience will be contacted.  

At Maxima we are committed to supporting positively diverse and including workforces which value all backgrounds and experiences.  We encourage applications from First Nations Peoples, people from a culturally or linguistically diverse background, people of all gender identities and people living with a disability.

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