Development Control Planner

Job No: BRC0200
Location: Bathurst

About the role

Bathurst Regional Council is seeking to employ a full time Development Control Planner within the Environmental, Planning & Building Services Department. The successful applicant should be enthusiastic, self-motivated and be able to provide advice in a wide range of environmental and compliance matters. The position is predominantly responsible for assessing Development Applications and providing advice to the public on planning related matters.

An attractive salary between $1,421.50 and $1,493.43 per week will be negotiated with the successful applicant depending upon qualifications and experience. This position is based on 35 hours per week with an RDO every three weeks. 

Candidates require a Bachelor Degree in Town Planning (or a related field). Applicants nearing completion are encouraged to apply. A current Class C Driver's Licence is required.

Key Requirements


  • Near completion or attainment of a University Degree in Urban and Regional Planning or equivalent
  • A current NSW Class C Driver’s Licence
  • A sound knowledge of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and related legislation
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.


  • A minimum 12 months experience in NSW town planning duties and specifically of development applications. 

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This position requires a pre employment health assessment which includes a functional, audio and drug & alcohol screen.

Salary: $1,421.50 to $1,493.43 per week + super 

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Hours of work: 35 hours per week with an RDO every third week

Application closing date: Sunday 26 June 2022, at 11.30pm

Contact Officer: Richard Denyer - 02 6333 6274

Bathurst Regional Council is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

To submit your application for this position, please complete the questionnaire below. You will then be prompted to attach your resume and copies of any relevant qualifications (please note, attaching a resume is mandatory). You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this job. 

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About Bathurst Regional Council

Congratulations on taking the first step toward joining one of the Bathurst Region’s largest employers! Bathurst Regional Council employs over 400 staff in a diverse range of careers and provides a large range of services to our community. Working for Council is a stimulating and rewarding career option, providing the opportunity to be part of a team contributing to shaping the success and future of our Region.

Bathurst really is the best of both worlds – a beautiful country lifestyle just two and a half hours from Sydney. Bathurst is Australia’s oldest inland settlement located just over 200 kilometres west of Sydney on the Macquarie River. The region is conveniently located with effective transport links to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra and there is no shortage of things to see and do if you want to explore or take a lazy Sunday drive.