Narromine Shire Council (NSC) is located in the heart of the Macquarie Irrigation Valley in the Orana Region, only 20 minutes to the rapidly growing regional centre of Dubbo. It is a rich agricultural area with a moderate climate and boasts excellent medical and educational facilities. It also offers a wide range of sporting and recreational facilities and is experiencing considerable growth in both business and industry.
NSC's mission is to enhance their Shire's image, lifestyle and environment through effective leadership, community involvement and commitment to serve. NSC is dedicated to supporting a strong community spirit with a sense of belonging, providing respect for all people and the environment.
NSC now has an exciting opportunity for an organised and solutions-focused Executive Manager Planning to join the Management Executive team (MANEX) on a full-time basis.
Reporting to the General Manager, you will primarily be responsible for directly managing the Council's planning functions including strategic/forward land use, developmental assessments and the interpretation of relevant NSW Planning and Environmental legislature.
This role is open to Planning professionals of all levels, provided they can satisfy the requirements of the role.
More specifically, your day to day duties will include, but not be limited to:
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To be considered for this position you must hold tertiary qualifications in Town Planning, with demonstrated working knowledge of the frameworks of local government and civic planning to assess development applications and strategic planning.
You will be a flexible and adaptable problem-solver with meticulous attention to detail in order to find the best possible outcomes for individuals, developers and Council within legislative requirements. Excellent written and interpersonal communication and negotiation skills will be crucial to your success in managing multiple competing demands while negotiating with a diverse range of stakeholders.
While not mandatory, candidates with significant experience in or knowledge of the legislative requirements of the NSW planning rules or statutory planning and development control under the EPAA will be highly regarded.
Please note: Work vehicle provided - Before commencing, you must hold a current, unrestricted Australian Driver's Licence.
In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a competitive salary package including leaseback motor vehicle and super!
You'll have access to significant salary packaging options in order to further increase your take-home pay in addition to taking advantage of a Flexitime policy that includes an accrued day off roughly every 3 weeks. NSC is prepared to offer the right candidate flexible working arrangements, to be discussed at interview.
Both relocation and rental assistance will be on offer for the right candidate, to be negotiated at interview stage, making this a great opportunity for candidates all across Australia!
Finally, you will be supported with fantastic opportunities for future career development in a friendly and close-knit organisation that provides ongoing training for all staff.
This is your chance to take on an exciting leadership role with a growing Shire Council - Apply Now!
The area is most famous for its aeronautical history showcased by the Narromine Aviation Museum which is home to aviation memorabilia, historic photographs, and three unique aircraft including the world’s only replica of the 1907 Wright Flyer Model.
Narromine Shire provides an attractive option for those seeking a better lifestyle, whether it is reduced travel time, a relaxed rural lifestyle or the ability to spend more time with their families.
Local residents are highly involved in their community, making it easy for new families and singles to establish a network of friends through schools, sports and community groups. A variety of sporting and hobby clubs are active across the Shire – from extreme sports such as gliding to annual horse racing events and more sedate interests such as fishing or arts and crafts.