Willoughby City Council

DA Fast Track Team Leader

Posted: 25 Nov
Closes: 05 Dec


  • Salary negotiable from $113,003 - $117,329 P/A + Super + Leaseback Vehicle


When you join Willoughby City Council you join a close-knit team with a big impact. We are dynamic, diverse and future-focused. We value team players who are willing to roll up their sleeves and get the job done. We serve the community and make it our job to make people’s lives better. It’s all in a day’s work.

You’ll have the freedom to grow in your career alongside likeminded people who will support you every step of the way. You’ll be part of our transformation as a council and shape the future for the residents of Willoughby. And you’ll do it all from a thriving hub in Sydney, in the culturally-rich area we are so proud to call home.

You’re an industry gun. But as much as you take pride in your work, you also take a lot of personal satisfaction in helping others progress in their career. You value collaboration and efficiency, diversity and dynamism.

As we transform, you will be a driving force in our growth. You will be part of something meaningful and have a purpose in the work you do. You’re a leader in every sense of the word. And leaders are what we need at Willoughby City Council.


We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a DA Fast Track Team Leader at Willoughby Council who is ready to hit the ground running and lead a small, but dynamic team.

You will be responsible for all tasks associated with the assessment and reporting on Development and Subdivision Applications. In particular, the team will be responsible for the less complex and less contentious applications received that are able to be determined in a short turn-around time. The Team Leader will be responsible for the supervision of a small team of up to six planners and/or building surveyors.

To be successful, Tertiary qualifications in Planning, Building Surveying or equivalent related qualification together with experience in development assessment within NSW Local Government, the Land and Environment Court and comprehensive knowledge of the Environmental Planning Assessment Act and Regulation, Local Government Act 1993 and other relevant legislation.

Being fully vaccinated for Covid-19 is a requirement prior to commencement of employment with Willoughby City Council, except where a medical contraindication certificate is provided.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening including police and qualification checks.

For enquiries: Ian Arnott, Planning Manager on 9777 7646.

Applications close: 5 December 2021 at 11:59 pm.

Applications must address all of the selection criteria outlined in the Position Description.

Apply here online.

At Willoughby we believe in a culture of Inspired People; Inspired Performance and demonstrate this through our values of Lead, Learn, Care, Share and Deliver.

Willoughby City Council is committed to providing a flexible, diverse and inclusive workplace for all employees.