Senior Planning Officer – Complex Development and Subdivision

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City of Albany
Albany, Australia

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Senior Planning Officer - Complex Development and Subdivision

Job ID: 11402
Job Views: 6
Location: Albany
Post Code: 6330
Category: Local Government
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted: 15/05/2024


About Us:                

The City of Albany is one of Western Australia’s most important and historic regional Cities. The services, facilities and activities that we offer are continually evolving and expanding. As an employee of the City, you can help us to reach our full potential. We employ around 450 staff members and provide an exceptional and committed service to the Community of Albany and we create an environment where every employee has an opportunity to succeed. We are committed to a more diverse workforce and promote diversity and equal opportunity employment.

Job Requirements:


The City of Albany’s Planning Services Team is looking for an experienced, qualified and customer focused individual to take up the role of Senior Planning Officer – Complex Development and Subdivision.

Reporting to the Coordinator Planning Services, this role will see you responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Facilitating timely and efficient processing of complex and/or significant development and subdivision applications;
  • Providing expert advice to internal and external customers on various complex planning matters;
  • Researching and collaborating with internal departments on identifying placemaking initiatives to foster the improvement of public places;
  • Providing support to the development assessments stream; and
  • Leading the development and review of internal processes to ensure assessment of complex and significant applications are continuously efficient.

About You:

The successful candidate will require:

  • Demonstrated experience in supervising and mentoring staff on a technical level;
  • Sound knowledge and experience in project management practices;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including report writing;
  • Excellent computer skills;
  • Excellent time management skills;
  • Highly developed negotiation and public relations skills;
  • Experience in examining, processing and reporting on development applications, town planning scheme amendments, structure plans and subdivision applications;
  • Possession of a degree qualification in urban and regional planning or equivalent; and
  • Fire Protection Association Level 1 Bushfire Assessors Course (desirable).

How to Apply:

The successful candidate will also need Minimum of 5 years planning experience, preferably from statutory and strategic aspects of urban and regional planning.

If you meet the above requirements, have experience working in a similar position and are passionate about working for the City of Albany, please apply.

To be eligible for an interview, applicants must submit a separate document that clearly covers the selection criteria outlined in the Conditions and Selection Criteria Document.


To apply visit for a full job information kit.

If you are having any difficulties or for further assistance with the process please contact People and Culture at or on 6820 3110.

Role related queries should be directed to Joanne Wardell-Johnson, Coordinator Planning Services at or on 6820 3048.

Deadline: Applications close 5pm, Wednesday 29 May 2024 

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