Planning & Development

Liverpool is one of Sydney’s progressive urban centres with a population of 200,000 set to reach 330,000 over the next 20 years. It is now positioned as the capital of South Western Sydney with an affordable lifestyle, accessibility by rail, road and a future airport with solid jobs growth.

With local infrastructure projects such as the airport at Badgerys Creek and the proposed M9 link road in the pipeline, the region is now poised to unlock its potential for significant investment and new jobs.

Our Planning & Development team are responsible for leading, planning ,delivering and managing development in Liverpool including delivering new infrastructure, transport related infrastructure and services and residential, commercial and industrial growth.

If you want to make a difference in building a vibrant & engaging city then a career Planning & Development is for you. Come be a part of something greater!

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Below you will find descriptions for some of our Planning & Development roles, this list is not exhaustive but it is meant to give you an idea of the responsibilities of a Planner.

Development Assessment Planners assess and report on development applications and liaise with the public and developers. You will be required to liaise closely with members of the public and developers, and ensure the provision of accurate and timely advice to all stakeholders both internal and external.


  • Diploma or Degree in Town Planning
  • In addition you will have experience in development assessment and handling a wide range of applications relating to development on industrial, commercial or residential zoned land.

Building Surveyors are responsible for ensuring that applications for Part 4A certificates and the PCA role (under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979) (the Act) are assessed in accordance with the Building Code of Australia and the Act, within agreed time frames. Undertake other building related functions including inspections under the Swimming Pools Act 1992 and the Local Government Act 1993.


  • Associate Diploma or Degree in Environmental Health and Building Surveying
  • Eligibility for acceptance into the NSW BPB Accreditation Scheme
  • Current A3 accreditation or demonstrate the ability to achieve this level of accreditation within the immediate future
  • Current Class C Drivers Licence
  • White Card (or Work Cover general construction induction card)

Strategic Planners undertake strategic research, analysis and interpretation as well consulting with a range of audiences with council and the community.

As a strategic planner you may:

  • Prepare and process Local Environmental Plans, Section 94 Plans, Development Control Plans and Voluntary Planning Agreements, or equivalent
  • Undertake strategic planning projects and studies in accordance with the Strategic Planning program.
  • Monitor planning policy.
  • Consult with statutory bodies, community groups and the public in relation to planning studies and strategic information.
  • Provide advice to members of staff, Councillors and the public on strategic planning matters including preparation of reports, correspondence and presentations.


  • Tertiary qualifications in Town Planning or a related discipline

Trainee Civil Engineers are responsible for developing professional engineering skills within Local Government, and to equip undergraduate engineers with skills and knowledge in the civil engineering discipline.

As a Trainee Civil Engineer, you will complete a structured training and development program that will include undertaking part-time study and gaining on-the-job experience. You will also rotate through the various sections of City Assets.


To be eligible to apply for the position as Trainee Civil Engineer, you will have needed to complete at least two (2) semesters of a Civil/Environmental Engineering Degree Course or Associate Diploma at an accredited University.