Graduate Growth Planner

$70,869 - $82,362 yearly
  • Dubbo City Council
  • Dubbo NSW, Australia
  • 23 Nov, 2021
Full time Customer Service, Receptions, and Complaints Science and Technology Strategy and Planning

Job Description

Job No: DRC910

Location: Dubbo or Wellington, NSW


We are Dubbo Regional Council, a large regional Council servicing a growing community of over 50,000 people. With an operating expenditure budget of approximately $200 million, we have 600 team members working across a diverse range of areas including planning, infrastructure, community and cultural services, administration, economic development, corporate business and recreational services. 


Our Employee Value Proposition was developed with input from our employees. Our employees expressed how they feel working at DRC, highlighting some of the reasons they think working with us is a positive experience and what makes them stay.That is how We Are DRC was created.Here at DRC we are:
  • Balanced
  • Equipped
  • Connected
  • Progressive


The Dubbo Region outshines the big metropolitan cities in both affordability and liveability, with an impressive range of housing options, health and education services and little to no work commute – your quality of life is second to none.  The real heart of New South Wales, our Region is a dynamic centre that offers the dual benefits of relaxation and space with the amenities of a major city. With a population of 51,429 and 4,500 registered businesses the Dubbo Region is consistently thriving. Key assets for the Region include a major hospital that services a broad catchment population of 120,000 people, as well as world class tourist attractions and impressive transport links including direct flights to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Newcastle.THE OPPORTUNITYThe Graduate Growth Planner is responsible for providing effective and efficient liaison with developers, members of the public, Council's Development Unit and Council Officers with the objective of facilitating the continuing sustainable development of the City.


  • Assist in the preparation of LEP's and DCP's.
  • Apply relevant legislation, Strategic Land Use Policy, LEP's and DCP's accurately in the assessment of Planning proposals and provision of advice.
  • Assist in the preparation of a wide range of Council strategic planning documents including strategies and Master Plans.
  • Assist in the preparation and review of Developer Contributions Plans.
  • Assist in the preparation and maintenance of Council's Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework.


  • Bachelor Degree in Planning, Environmental Science, Geography or a related discipline or substantial completion
  • Commitment to exceptional customer service
  • Well developed computer skills
  • Well developed written and oral communication skills
  • Developing knowledge of contemporary strategic planning systems and techniques
  • Working knowledge of NSW Planning Legislation frameworks


You are professional, motivated and proactive. You have excellent communication and time management skills. Additionally, you will have excellent attention to detail and the ability to build and maintain relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.You will be a team player who continually looks for positive ways to contribute to team culture.


In undertaking this key role in our diverse organisation, you will be offered a range of benefits, including 4 weeks annual leave, access to DRC fitness passport program, and wellbeing program. DRC also has a variety of Salary Packaging options available to staff including:
  • Superannuation
  • Rainbow Cottage Childcare
  • Professional Memberships
  • Excess Long Service Leave to Superannuation
  • Uniforms
  • Novated Vehicle Leasing
  • Remote Area Housing Assistance
  • Work Related Self Education Expenses
  • Portable Notebook or Laptop computer
  • Airline Lounge Memberships
  • Disability/Income Protection Insurance
  • Tools of Trade
Furthermore, DRC also offers flexible working conditions, learning and development opportunities, generous leave allowances and has an active Social Club.DRC is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.Please refer to the attached Position Description for the entire scope of essential and desirable criteria.
Salary: $70,869-$82,362 per annum plus superannuation.
Closing Date: 9.00am Monday 6 December 2021
Enquiries:  For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Council's Manager Growth Planning - 02 6801 4670


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Job Closing Date

06 Dec, 2021