Young planners developing their careers at the Department
of Planning and Infrastructure
The Department of Planning and Infrastructure is Australia's leading planning organisation. We work in partnership with other NSW Government agencies and local government to plan for and manage the State's future growth.
When advertising positions, the department typically seeks appropriately skilled people with a range of professional backgrounds, including expertise in:
- land use and/or environmental planning
- environmental assessment
- project/infrastructure appraisals
- urban design
- economics; or
- related disciplines
We provide a supportive work environment, flexible working conditions, an extensive learning and development program, and a competitive remuneration package. As an equal opportunity employer, we also provide specific workplace programs supporting diversity and equal employment opportunities for women, disabled people and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
We welcome people who are highly motivated, with proven analytical skills and problem solving capabilities; who can drive outcomes and communicate at all levels and with stakeholders.
Benefits and recruitment information for prospective employees
For a Job Information Package visit www.jobs.nsw.gov.au and search for the Department of Planning and Infrastructure.
Current job opportunities
Planning professionals are being invited to apply for a range of new job opportunities within the department. A recruitment drive is underway to seek out new planning officers, team leaders, managers and directors to assess the state’s biggest development proposals. New jobs are also being created to facilitate the delivery of housing in growth areas and to lead delivery of $500 million of infrastructure.
A sustainable workplace
The department recognises that it has an important strategic and regulatory role to create a sustainable future for NSW, and can also contribute to a sustainable future by the way we conduct our affairs. For more about how we strive to be a sustainable workplace, read the Summary of Our Sustainability Plan
In October 2011, the department was awarded the best-cycling friendly workplace in NSW. The department’s Bridge St office provides secure bike parking, changing rooms, lockers and showers, bike safety checks and cycling maps. The department finished second in the 2011 Sydney Rides Challenge, with 20.7 per cent of Sydney and Parramatta staff clocking up 6,352 km during three weeks.