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Projects Officer (Planning) - Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corp.

Projects Officer (Planning) - Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corp.

  • 500333
  • Community
  • Planning
  • Projects

We encourage applicants from all backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees, and people with disability. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity and delivery of high-quality services.

  • 3-year full time role
  • Ideally in the North Coast region however will consider alternative regional NSW locations
  • Competitive salary from $113,343pa plus super (plus flexible work hours)

About us

The Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation (NRRC) is a development corporation established following the 2022 floods across Lismore and Northern Rivers region of NSW. It formally came into effect from 1 July 2022. The NRRC manages the rebuilding of these communities by coordinating planning, rebuilding and construction work across multiple government agencies. The NRRC works in the following local government areas: Ballina; Byron, Clarence Valley; Lismore; Richmond Valley; Tweed, and Kyogle. More information can be found here. 

About the role

In this role as Projects Officer (Planning), you will work on the delivery of land use planning projects to support the NRRC organisational objectives. This role provides support and direction on projects to deliver on the strategic planning, infrastructure, economic and growth objectives of the Northern Rivers.

In this valuable and varied role, you will:

  • Implement and support the delivery of land use planning work programs in accordance with the NRRC’s objectives.
  • Review and advise on planning proposals and infrastructure projects in the Northern Rivers to enable the issue of streamlined planning approvals.
  • Identify, analyse and evaluate key issues, recommend innovative options, solutions, practices and processes to enable timely responses to customer enquiries.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of systems and ongoing improvements to increase team efficiency and effectiveness and enhance customer experience.
  • Assist in the development of strategic planning policy and implementation to facilitate effective fast track planning processes in the Northern Rivers.

About you

You are proactive, results driven team player, with strong communication skills and the ability to develop and maintain effective internal/external stakeholder relationships. You thrive in a fast-paced work environment, with tight deadlines, limited resources and managing competing priorities.

Sound experience in undertaking all aspects of project work is essential – program design and research, planning, implementation, program delivery, review and evaluation.

Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or equivalent professional experience is essential.

Our ideal candidate enjoys a challenge and is passionate about helping people, communities, and the NSW regions recover and thrive.

Who is the Department of Regional NSW? Why work for us?

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

To Apply: Simply submit a cover letter and current resume outlining your experience and capabilities relevant to the role.  All applications must be submitted online. Please note that email applications cannot be accepted.

Applications Close: 11.55pm on 14 August 2022.

For further information about this opportunity please click here to view the role description or contact Emily Kearns on 0429 578 764 or via with any further questions.

Additional Information

A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles of the same standard 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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