Director, Planning and Approvals Bradfield City

Sydney, Australia
Monday, 28 November 2022
Thursday, 1 December 2022
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Job Title: Director, Planning and Approvals Bradfield City

Job Grade / Classification: SE Band 1

Employment Type: Full Time, Ongoing

Location: Western Sydney - our office is currently located in Parramatta however in early 2023 we will be relocating to an exciting new office in Penrith.

Who we are

The Western Parkland City Authority (WPCA) is responsible for coordination, delivery and investment attraction across the Western Parkland City, in collaboration with State and Commonwealth government agencies and with local councils.

The Western Parkland City includes the Blue Mountains, Camden, Campbelltown, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, Liverpool, Penrith and Wollondilly. It is one of the fastest growing regions in Australia. By 2036, it will make up more than a quarter of the state’s entire population growth. By 2056, it is expected to be home to two million people - five times the size of Canberra.

A project of this scale is a mammoth undertaking backed by a $20 billion trilateral government City Deal and with landmark infrastructure like the Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport. It also includes the country’s most ambitious and exciting project - the new Bradfield City Centre development.

The Authority reports to a Board and the NSW Minister for Enterprise, Investment and Trade. For more information, please visit

About the role

This is a once-in-a generation opportunity to join WPCA and be a part of shaping the vision of this new city.

The Director, Planning and Approvals Bradfield City will lead all aspects of masterplanning, planning submissions and related approval processes for the new Bradfield City Centre, together with the management of urban design and architectural projects which set leading benchmarks in sustainability, design and placemaking. The Bradfield City Centre will grow and evolve over the next 30 years to become a cyber-secure, hydrogen-ready location for advanced industries. It will support wider employment, education and training opportunities in the Western Parkland City and drive the creation of tens of thousands of jobs. This billion-dollar investment will deliver a key Indo-Pacific hub for advanced manufacturing, aerospace and defence, agribusiness and pharma, freight and logistics, health and education.
A key aspect of the role is on building a high performing and specialist planning and design team with a commercial and delivery focus, a culture of collaboration and teamwork and an excellent reputation in stakeholder management and engagement.

For more information about this position please click on the following link to view the role description:

  • Director, Planning and Approvals Bradfield City

About you

To be successful in the role you will have:

  • Tertiary qualification in planning, urban design or a related discipline, or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the NSW planning system and frameworks.
  • Demonstrated substantial management experience at a senior executive level.
  • Extensive experience developing and maintaining strong relationships with senior stakeholders.
  • Capacity to develop a sound knowledge and understanding of the relevant policies and statutory requirements that underpin the operations and the broader public sector operating environment.
  • Excellent issue management skills with the capacity to manage complex and sensitive issues.
  • Substantial experience managing a team delivering to project specifications - budgets, timelines etc.

How to apply

Your application should include:

  • A cover letter (maximum of two pages) responding to the essential requirements outlined in the role description and telling us why you would like to work at Western Parkland City Authority .
  • A resume which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to the role.

Learn more

Should you require further information please contact Paul Hedge, Executive Director, Delivery at

Closing date: 9.59am, Thursday, 8 December 2022

Salary: Salary: Attractive remuneration package at Senior Executive Band 1 level.

Recruitment pool: A recruitment pool may be established to fill similar ongoing and temporary vacancies in the next 18 months.

Help: Should you encounter any technical problems, please contact Astha Gupta at

Our commitment to diversity and flexibility

At Western Parkland City Authority, we believe a diverse and inclusive workforce contributes to the success of our organisation and are committed to ensuring that our workforce reflects our diverse society.

We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.