Senior Development Compliance Officer (Ref: 756)

Overlooking the Indian Ocean, Geraldton is a thriving regional city at the heart of Australia's Coral Coast. With a growing population of over 41,000 people it offers a wide range of services and activities. Geraldton is recognised as one of WA's key growth areas and the opportunities in this regional city are plentiful. You can be part of working with us to deliver the best for our community and this region.

The City of Greater Geraldton actively welcomes, includes and values the unique contributions of all people in its workplace. The City welcomes applications from all age groups, people with a disability, and those from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer with strong commitment to fitness for work and safety in the workplace.

About the position:

The Senior Development Compliance Officer assists with the coordination of the City’s Development Compliance team to ensure the City’s obligations and functions are carried out in a legal, professional and efficient manner as well as ensuring the development industry complies with relevant local government, town planning and building legislation. The position provides compliance advice to the Manager Urban and Regional Development and the Director Development and Community Services through the Coordinator Development Compliance and assists with the attainment of Council’s objectives relating to the development of the municipality.

Key accountabilities:

  • Routinely monitor and inspect development across the City.
  • Liaise with the City’s Solicitors and represent the City in legal proceedings as required.
  • Ensure compliance with the relevant development legislation.
  • Respond to general enquiries/complaints (personal, written or telephone) relating to development compliance.

For further information and to view the position description, visit

To gain a better understanding of the role, please call Andy White, Coordinator Development Compliance on 08 9956 6923.

Position requirements:

The successful applicant should have and an understanding of the issues related to development in regional Western Australia (especially in the Mid-West region), as well as sound knowledge and appreciation of relevant development legislation within Western Australia and previous experience in the development industry. Comprehensive written, verbal and interpersonal skills for negotiation and communication with customers and the public are essential.

Completion of a pre-employment medical including alcohol and other substances testing is required of all positions at the City.

Remuneration and benefits:

A salary of $71,053 per annum or $35.9581 per hour will be offered dependent on knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications.

Some of the additional benefits of working for the City include:

  • Up to 18.5% Superannuation
  • 22 Annual Leave days
  • Health & Wellbeing Program
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Career opportunities
  • Study Assistance
  • Centrally located
  • Free parking

Interested in applying?

For information on how to apply for this position, visit the City’s website:

Applications close 4pm Monday 10 September 2018.

Ross McKim