DevelopmentWA is a new and exciting place to work with a diverse team of people making a real difference in the revitalisation of our city, metropolitan and regional areas.

A passionate and dedicated team

Our skilled, multi-disciplinary team of professionals brings a broad range of experience and expertise to each project. We continually invest in our staff to ensure we deliver the best outcomes in our work.

From initial identification of land needs, through to planning, construction and marketing, we share expertise and work across all tiers of government, business, industry associations and regional development commissions to deliver long-term, sustainable communities.


Anyone can apply for vacancies unless stated otherwise in the job advertisement. Australian Citizenship or permanent residency is an essential requirement for permanent positions in the public sector. Non-permanent residents who have an appropriate visa are eligible for fixed term appointments.

For more information email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 9482 7499.

DevelopmentWA promotes equity and diversity and encourages applicants with disabilities, Aboriginal Australians, Torres Strait Islanders and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

To all recruitment agencies: We do not accept unsolicited CV’s from recruiting agents.

Current Vacancies

Planner and Senior Planner x 2

We have exciting opportunities for a Planner and two Senior Planners in our Planning Team.

These positions are responsible for providing and managing statutory planning activities for DevelopmentWA’s major redevelopment projects and redevelopment sectors/areas to facilitate delivery of high-quality outcomes. These positions are also responsible for managing the investigation of complex planning and development issues and the provision of professional planning advice.

These vacancies are advertised externally and all applicants must apply via Planner ( and Senior Planner ( Please refer to the position descriptions attached to these advertisements for a full description of the responsibilities, accountabilities and success factors for these positions.

If you have any questions regarding these roles, please contact Ryan Keys, Head of Statutory Planning and Approvals on 08 9482 7552.

Applications close 5pm Monday, 19 April 2021.


Community Relations Advisor

This position provides strategic engagement advice and guidance during each phase of DevelopmentWA’s projects. The role reports to and works in collaboration with the Manager Community Relations to manage stakeholder relationships and community engagement to meet the organisation’s objectives. Stakeholders include DevelopmentWA’s Board, Executive and colleagues, government agencies, private sector organisations, and members of the public.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Design community engagement strategy for projects
  • Create and implement community engagement action plans to deliver on community engagement strategy as required
  • Provide input and advice on purpose, process and participants for community engagement activities
  • Facilitate meetings and attend community engagement events where required
  • Manage potential issues or concerns relating to the social risks for a project
  • Guide and review all communications created for community engagement
  • Liaise with the Project Team and Steering Committee regarding active engagement projects
  • Coordinate and prepare reports, submissions, briefings, correspondence and advice to the Executive and relevant Ministers
  • Update stakeholder analysis and maintain stakeholder register

This position works across the organisation, particularly with the Operations Division and the Marketing and Communications team, to proactively facilitate complex stakeholder situations and plays a strategic and operational role in providing high quality, timely information to the public and promote the actions, services and achievements of DevelopmentWA.

Success factors

This role requires an experienced community engagement professional with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to manage a wide range of critical business and community relationships. International Association of Public Participation certification (IAP2) is desirable.

Proven and practical experience preparing and delivering urban infill, infrastructure or land development community engagement programs including stakeholder analysis, risk assessment, consultation plans and communication materials along with the ability to work across multiple projects with advanced organisational and management skills is highly desirable. Experience in managing online platforms and hosting webinars is desirable.

A relevant tertiary qualification and a minimum of three years’ experience in Community Engagement or related roles is essential.

If you have any questions regarding the role please contact Catherine Bentley, Manager Community Relations on 9482 7563.

If you are interested in the role, please apply via Seek. Applications close Friday, 23 April 2021.


Graduate Program

Applications for our 2021 Graduate Program have now closed.


With more than 150 projects on the go across Western Australia, our diverse and dynamic working environment offers an exciting workplace culture which both challenges and rewards.

We encourage our staff to progress and develop their careers with regular training provided for those seeking new opportunities and experiences across regional, industrial, innovation and urban regeneration programs.

Our organisational values – brilliance, alliance, courage and integrity – shape our culture and promote positive relationships in an exciting workplace.

A dedicated culture group works on initiatives to continually improve our workplace and make it a better place to work to ensure we:

  • Adopt a friendly and inclusive culture;
  • Encourage innovation and a strong work-ethic
  • Value diversity
  • Support those in our community less fortunate than us, and
  • Support an active workplace giving initiative


We offer a range of benefits and progressive employment conditions, as well as a great workplace culture. Competitive salaries, flexible work arrangements and generous leave provisions are just some of the many benefits which make working for with us an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

  • Great location close to train station and cafes
  • Active social club and culture club
  • Modern comfortable offices
  • Long service leave available as well as an option to purchase extra annual leave
  • Flexible work arrangements and paid parental leave
  • End of trip facilities
  • Health and wellbeing focus including health checks, fitness groups and a fitness subsidy
  • Confidential Employee Assistance Program