Development Coordinator

Job No: CN2473
Location: Newcastle

  • Play a significant role in the growth and development of Newcastle, the central Council to the Region
  • Gain exposure to some of the largest development projects in NSW and participate in the continuation of Newcastle’s transformation
  • 35 hour working week with flexible working arrangements and optional 9-day fortnight


City of Newcastle (CN) is looking for a Development Coordinator to join our Regulatory, Planning & Assessment team (RPA), reporting to the Development Assessment Section Manager. If you have been looking for an opportunity where you can make a significant contribution, gain exposure to high profile development projects ($800M- $1Billion per year), whilst being supported by and being part of a leadership team of highly experienced, passionate and driven professionals, this could be your next career move.

What’s it like working at the City of Newcastle?

We are focused on making a real difference in our community and achieving our vision of creating a smart, liveable and sustainable global city.  We are proud to deliver services valued by our community.  People come first at CN, which means providing employees with meaningful work and capacity for work life balance. As a large local organisation, CN offers opportunity to develop in your current role, grow into future opportunities and reach your full potential.

What’s the focus?

As the Development Coordinator you will take full ownership for leading a highly experienced team to provide a high level of professional service and specialist technical advice to CN and the community. This position will ensure that development in the Newcastle local government area is consistent with planning instruments, development policies, applicable relevant codes and environmental legislation, provides high quality-built form design and leads a customer excellence response.  

You will also manage team budgets, formulate, leading a customer excellence focus and implement systems, processes and procedures that deliver continuous improvement, with regards to policy liaison and advice, development assessment and advice, legal case management and risk management.

Interested to know more?

Find out more about your potential new career here.

CN proudly promotes the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and fosters a culture of diversity to represent the community of our Local Government Area.

All candidates will be assessed against the selection criteria outlined in the position description.  Suitable candidates may be placed on an eligibility list for future identical positions for a period of 12 months.

You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this job.

Application Closing Date: Sunday 9 May 2021.

Contact: Priscilla Emmett – Development Assessment Section Manager – 02 49742763.

At CN we understand the skills and attributes veterans can bring to our organisation and highly encourage veterans to apply for suitable roles.

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