Catchment Management Planner

Date: 22 Sep 2023

Location: Civic Tower, Bankstown, AU

Company: Canterbury-Bankstown Council

Here at CBCity
The City of Canterbury Bankstown is one of the largest Council’s in NSW with the most culturally, socially and economically diverse communities in Sydney. We deliver 21 key services incorporating childcare, waste collection, parks maintenance, libraries, community facilities and aquatic centres to over 370,000 residents. We are an Award-Winning Council that is regarded as a Leader in the Sector including the most innovative company for 2021 and most progressive Council in 2022.


The Role
In this role, you'll be at the forefront of planning, developing, and putting into action creative strategies for managing stormwater, floodplains, and integrated water cycles in CBCity. 
You'll also play a crucial role in shaping the 10-year work plan funded by the stormwater levy and external grants. 
As a valued member of the City Plan and Transformation Unit, you'll work closely with diverse teams across Council and take the lead on special projects that involve building relationships and collaborating with external stakeholders. 


Duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Developing and delivering key actions outlined in the Catchment and Waterways Strategic Plan.
  • Coordinating the development of Floodplain Risk Management Studies and Plans.
  • Coordinating the development of Stormwater, Waterways and Coastal Management Programs. 
  • Undertaking research, developing policies and providing advice and strategic input.
  • Providing strategic direction and advice in relation to various planning instruments. 
  • Providing specialist environmental advice to internal and external parties.
  • Liaising with Federal and State Government bodies regarding funding for floodplain, coastal and catchment management programs.
  • Undertaking research and guidance on Water Sensitive Urban Design principles for capital works and planning. 
  • Reviewing and prioritising the stormwater, flood and waterways management works.
  • Collaborating with Government agencies, Catchment Committees and Councils in the Cooks, Georges and Duck River catchments to plan and deliver projects at a catchment scale.
  • Commissioning and managing consultants and external contractors.
  • Managing projects under specific budgets.


*For a full list of duties, click here to review the position description.


You will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Civil/Environmental Engineering, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science, Planning or equivalent.
  • Minimum five years’ experience in floodplain management, planning or environmental engineering.
  • Extensive experience in project management of complex projects or strategic analysis
  • Experience in addressing issues associated with floodplain planning and stormwater asset maintenance/replacement.
  • Knowledge of Water Sensitive Urban Design and Integrated Water Cycle principles.
  • Understanding of the NSW Flood Risk Management Process and Flood Prone Land Policy. 
  • Understanding of the interaction between catchment management and strategic/ land use planning.
  • Experience with tender/ technical brief preparation, budgeting, tender evaluation, procurement and contract management. 
  • Experience with financial control and budget preparation, including grant applications.
  • Experience in Local Government (not essential but highly advantageous).
  • Understanding of Coastal Management Programs (not essential but highly advantageous).


The salary range for this opportunity commences at $97,993 (Grade H, Step 1) + 11% super. Salary may be negotiable dependent on skills and experience

Click here to access salary information for all steps within the designated Grade.


What’s on offer

  • An Attractive Remuneration Package.
  • 35-hour week OR an option to work a 9-day fortnight.
  • Permanent Full-time position with Local Government conditions such as long service leave after 5 years, annual salary increases and generous parental leave options.
  • You will work with a leading Council which is Award Winning and an Employer of Choice.
  • An investment in your career growth, learning and development.
  • Access to our employee Health and Wellbeing Programs.


For more information, please contact Margaret Southwell at


You will need to submit your application via the ‘Apply Now’ button and create a login using your email address and upload a:

  • Resume; and
  • Cover Letter addressing the selection criteria within the position description and explaining your suitability for the role.


Applications close Sunday 8 October 2023


Canterbury Bankstown Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. We want our workplace to reflect the diverse community we serve. We encourage applications from all backgrounds, experiences and abilities; this includes people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, the LGBTQI community and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. If you require assistance, please advise the contact person at the time of your application.


Successful applicants may be required to undertake a Criminal History Check, Medical and/or Working with Children Check in accordance with the position.


Council is committed to ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of all team members and other workers. Our COVIDSafe Workplace Policy requires all team members to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccination status before commencing employment with Canterbury-Bankstown Council. Council defines ‘up-to-date’ to include having had a third dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine. Medical exemptions are only available if you are unable to be vaccinated due to genuine medical contraindications and may be subject to further review. Applications for a medical exemption will be managed in accordance with Council’s COVIDSafe Workplace Policy.