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Development Assessment Officer

(6 Month Fixed Term Contract)

Coffs Harbour

Reference: 4813382

About the role

Reporting to the Development Assessment Coordinator, this role plays a key part in establishing a customer-driven Development Assessment service that is prompt, reliable and professional. This role is responsible for assessment and determination of Development Applications in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act and Regulations.

About you

The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience and knowledge in undertaking Development Assessments, applying current NSW Planning and Local Government Legislation.

If you have strong knowledge and experience within the Development Assessment field with relevant qualifications in urban and regional planning, this is your opportunity to play a key role in enhancing our e-business service delivery in a customer driven environment!

About Coffs Harbour City Council

Coffs Harbour City Council is committed to the pursuit of excellence, which means we strive to deliver the excellent services that are desired and valued by our community, now and into the future. We stand by the values of delivering excellence in our services through innovation, recognising that our customers are at the heart of what we do, supporting our people to provide them the scope to deliver outcomes, working together to seek solutions both internally and externally and being transparent and responsible in all that we do.


Council provides a number of benefits to our staff including:

  • Performance based rewards
  • Generous salary sacrifice options
  • Flexible work opportunities, including career breaks
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Learning and development programs


Starting salary of around $82K plus super with significant scope for performance based salary progression.

More Details

  • This is a full time, 6 month fixed term contract.
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Enquiries: Tim Smith, Section Leader Development Assessment on 02 6648 4636.

Applications Close: 25 Aug 2019