First listed on: 29 March 2019

Senior Strategic Planner (Public Land/Native Title)

When life speeds up and becomes more complicated we yearn for simple things, like time, a sense of connection, stability, belonging to a community. We’ve had a good close up look and reckon that this is what Clarence Valley can deliver to your life and your family.

So, if you want what others have - that’s great. But just maybe we’re what you need.

Either way it really can’t hurt to check what living in the Clarence is all about.... right! 

Clarence Valley Council has reputation in the community for providing quality service and this is a credit to the teamwork, dedication and skill of our employees. We value our employees and provide a progressive, rewarding and flexible working environment. 

So... come join us in the Clarence Valley where we work, rest & play!

Checkout about living in the Clarence Valley here.

  • permanent full time - 70 hours per fortnight
  • salary - $81,416 - $97,090 per annum, plus superannuation
  • a 9 day fortnight
  • location - Grafton
  • the opportunity to accrue time in lieu
  • the opportunity to 'purchase' leave

About the role

We are looking for a motivated professional with detailed knowledge and experience in public land policy and management including native title issues.  You’ll be required to oversee Council’s strategic planning of its public land management responsibilities. The position will play a lead role in coordinating Council’s proactive approach to meeting the challenges and opportunities of its Native Title obligations.  You’ll be able to live and work in the Clarence Valley where we enjoy the finer things in life like catching a fish or a wave before work, a quick detour via golf on your way home, river views on your daily commute, and a work life balance that is exactly as it should be – balanced.

In this position you will:

  • Be responsible for overseeing the delivery of plans of management as required by the Local Government and Crown Land Management Acts.
  • Be Council’s principle Native Title Manager and as such, provide expert technical and strategic advice on all related matters
  • Provide development control input on public land management and Native Title issues

The successful applicant will:

  • Be widely experienced in the planning and management of public land
  • Have a detailed knowledge and understanding of legislation and contemporary issues relating to Native Title
  • Skilled in research and writing policy
  • Be able to solve challenges

Download the position description here.


David Morrison, Manager Environment, Development and Strategic Planning on 6643 0204.

Closing date

Sunday, 21 April 2019 at 11.30 pm (NSW time)

Other important information 

This position is located at Council's Grafton office, however, this may change should business needs identify other work locations to be more appropriate to deliver our services in the future.

A probation period applies to this position.

How to apply:

  • All applications must be lodged online via Council's website
  • Once you start your online application you cannot save and return later. 
  • You may wish to prepare your responses in a Word document, and then copy and paste into the fields below.
  • Attachments such as certificates and licences must be combined into one document before you attach them to your application.
  • You must use your own email address and not one used previously by another person that has applied for a position with Council.
  • For further information about the selection process including tips on how to address the selection criteria please refer to the Careers page on the Clarence Valley Council website. 

For this application you will be required to supply a resume and relevant certificates and licences.


Council is an EEO employer and indigenous people are encouraged to apply.

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