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Director Legal, Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation

Director Legal, Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation

  • 500447
  • Legal and Justice
  • Senior Executive
  • Specialist Manager
  • Exciting new legal role making a difference for flood affected Northern Rivers communities
  • 3 Year Term Contract
  • Located State-Wide with preference given to Northern Rivers region and Regional NSW
  • Offering an attractive total remuneration package of $219,028pa  

About the role:

We are looking for an enthusiastic professional to lead and coordinate the delivery of legal advice and services to support the work of the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation (NRRC). You'll be working in areas of planning law, property and construction law. You’ll have excellent stakeholder engagement and communication skills and be adept at fielding complex legal enquiries in a sensitive environment.

In this new and exciting role, you will make a difference for Northern Rivers communities affected by the 2022 floods. The work will be fast paced and varied. You will be working as part of the Legal and Governance branch of the Department of Regional NSW to solve problems to improve the State and make it a great place to live, work and play.

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About you:

You will be self-sufficient and client-focused, with the ability to deliver results and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

You will have superior current knowledge and experience in 2 or more of the following areas of law:

  • planning and environment
  • property
  • commercial
  • major projects and infrastructure.

You will be eligible to hold a current practicing law certificate in NSW. You will be ideally situated in the Northern Rivers region of NSW or be willing to travel to the Northern Rivers from time to time, as required.

Knowledge of local or State government is desirable.

If you have these skills, then we would love to hear from you!


About the NRRC

The NRRC is a development corporation established following the 2022 floods across Lismore and the Northern Rivers region of NSW. The NRRC will manage the rebuilding of communities in the local government areas of Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Lismore, Richmond Valley, Tweed, and Kyogle by coordinating planning, rebuilding and construction work across multiple government agencies.

The NRRC will operate as a ‘front door to government’ for all reconstruction and development activities in the Northern Rivers. It will set and implement reconstruction priorities in the region, and work with government agencies and departments to deliver those priorities quickly.


About the Department

The Department of Regional NSW was formed in 2020 as a central agency for regional issues. The Department has responsibility for building resilient regional economies and communities, strengthening primary industries, managing the use of regional land, overseeing the state’s mineral and mining resources and ensuring government investment in regional NSW is fair and delivers positive outcomes for local communities and businesses.

To find out more about our department, please visit our website or LinkedIn

Why work for us? 

Flexibility and Inclusion

We strive to reflect the community we serve and encourage our people to explore new ways of working across regional NSW. We are open to arrangements that help individuals balance their work and life commitments. We embrace difference and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.



Providing a safe, supportive, ethical, diverse and inclusive workplace for our people is one of our priorities. We run a variety of programs and provide a range of supporting resources to ensure the well-being of all our people. 


Apply now:

All applications must be submitted online and should include your current resume and a cover letter of no more than 2 pages outlining your suitability for this position. Please note that email applications cannot be accepted.

Applications Close: 11.55pm on 15 August 2022.

For further information about the role, please contact Michelle Blazek via email at

A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months. The successful applicant in this role may be required to undergo a police check, health assessment and other assessments as required.

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