City Development Opportunities

Wagga Wagga

Wagga Wagga is booming!

Wagga Wagga is thriving on all fronts, with the latest Economic Snapshot showing the regional city is the perfect place to invest, work and live.

Data collated by Wagga Wagga City Council shows the foundations of growth are strong – including low cost base for development, growing private and public investment, a skilled workforce, positive business environment, and high levels of innovation and collaboration.

The Economic Snapshot also highlights that Wagga Wagga’s population is forecast to grow by at least 21.53 per cent by 2036, coupled with an increase in registered businesses, affordable housing and prime industrial land at one-tenth of the cost of equivalent blocks in Western Sydney.

While Wagga Wagga’s prime location between Sydney and Melbourne and proximity to Canberra is reaping economic benefits, it’s also making it more attractive to visitors.

Visitor numbers are likely to continue to increase with a number of major projects in the works such as the Wagga Wagga Multisport Cycling Complex at Pomingalarna Park, Stage 2 of the Riverside development and more.

To find out more check out the Economic Snapshot in full here.

Come and be a part of our growth!

Wagga Wagga City is the regional capital of the Riverina region of NSW with an urban population of approximately 60,000 people. The city is located midway (450kms each side) between Sydney and Melbourne and is well connected with excellent rail and road network. Wagga Wagga is an important agricultural, industrial, business, military, and transport hub and the ninth fastest growing inland city in Australia.

And as a result of continued economic growth we are seeking energetic, motivated and results orientated individuals to join our City Development Team in providing quality town planning services for our growing City in the following roles:

Senior Town Planner

Remuneration: $83,948.28 gross per annum + superannuation

Tenure: Full time permanent position

The successful applicant is required to hold tertiary qualifications and extensive experience in town planning or a related discipline, along with a solid understanding of relevant land use planning legislation which is key to the position. The key responsibilities of the position include the assessment of development applications including major and controversial developments, developing, reviewing and implementing Council’s Development Control Procedures, researching, analysing and reporting on changes to NSW planning legislation, policy and guidelines, and mentoring junior planning staff, providing technical advice and guidance.

Town Planner - Two (2) Vacant Positions

Remuneration: $69,856.28 gross per annum + superannuation

Tenure: Full time permanent position

The successful applicant is required to hold tertiary qualifications and experience in town planning or a related discipline, along with a solid understanding of relevant land use planning legislation which is key to the position. The key responsibilities of the position include assessing a range of development applications including residential, multi-dwellings, industrial, commercial, rural development and subdivisions, undertaking site inspections, contributing to process and system development, along with providing quality customer service advice. Further opportunities may also be provided to contribute to Council's Strategic Planning and projects.

Enquiries: Paul O’Brien – (02) 6926 9510 or Cameron Collins – (02) 6926 9577

Applications close Monday, 22 October 2018 @ midnight AEST with interviews to be held in the week commencing Monday, 29 October 2018.

For more information and to apply, please visit https://recruit.wagga.nsw.gov.au/jobs/

Planning

Why Wagga?

For those of us who crave a country lifestyle but can’t imagine giving up the buzz of a busy town centre, Wagga Wagga could be the place where you can have your cake and eat it, too.

Lined with buildings from the turn of the 20th century, Fitzmaurice Street is evolving as the city’s entertainment hub, with unique retail, cafes, pubs and restaurants.

The town’s selection of museums and galleries includes the National Art Glass Gallery, which houses the country’s most comprehensive public collection of Australian studio glass. There is also three theatres, a cinema complex and the Botanic Gardens to explore.

For more information and to see what’s on check out our Visit Wagga Wagga website here.

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