Crown Lands & Office of Local Government

  • Flexible/ hybrid working model, with the option to be based out of our Tamworth, Armidale, Dubbo or Orange offices.
  • Temporary full-time opportunity, available until 22 May 2023.
  • Salary relative to experience, and ranges from $145,211 to $151,609 + super


Our Crown Lands team is currently seeking an Area Manager North West within the Land and Asset Management division to provide critical support to a diverse team in regional NSW.

The Area Manager North West will be regionally based and is responsible for managing a team and providing expert advice on a diverse range of tenures, reserves, and property management, asset management and natural resource management functions.

In this role, you will be responsible for developing, maintaining, and fostering relationships with key internal and external stakeholder such as Crown land Managers, tenure holders and councils.

About You
You will be an excellent communicator, with the ability to build and maintain strong networks and relationships with key stakeholders across the North West region.

As you will have a large team that is geographically spread across the North West region, you will be someone who demonstrates exceptional leadership and people skills with the ability to manage staff in remote locations.

Your key to success will be your ability to demonstrate experience in managing complex tenure, reserve and property management projects with a diverse range of stakeholders in a politically sensitive environment, with competing interests and priorities.

Additionally, key knowledge of understanding planning, land and natural resource related legislation will be highly regarded.

Essential Requirements

  • Knowledge and understanding of planning, land and natural resource related legislation and understanding of key commercial drivers in property management.
  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field and/or equivalent level of knowledge and experience.
  • Current drivers licence with the willingness and ability to travel.


For more information read the full Role Description: Area Manager North West

About Us
The Department of Planning and Environment’s (DPE) vision is to create thriving environments, communities and economies for the people of New South Wales. We strive to be a high-performing, world-class public service organisation that celebrates and reflects the full diversity of the community we serve and seeks to embed Aboriginal cultural awareness and knowledge throughout the department.

In our inclusive and accessible workplace, differences are embraced, contributions are valued, and everyone has a sense of connection and belonging. DPE supports various employee affinity groups, practice flexible working, offer job share and workplace adjustments. We are committed to the Premier’s Priorities and welcome applications from all.

To Apply
If excited by the information above, we look forward to receiving your application, including a copy of your resume and cover letter expressing your interest and suitability for the role.

It is an essential requirement of the role that successful candidates are fully vaccinated by receiving an acceptable course of COVID-19 vaccination as defined by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) as a condition of employment.

Applications close Sunday 29 May 2022 at 11:55PM.

Should you require further information about the role please contact Andrew Bell, Director Regional Operations West via andrew.bell@crownland.nsw.gov.au

A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary opportunities of the same role or role type that may become available over the next 18 months.

Looking for more information or assistance in applying?

Our Diversity team can assist to:

  • provide alternative formats to apply
  • make adjustments to the recruitment process
  • offer information about workplace adjustments and support networks


We encourage people with disability to apply. If you have disability and require more information on adjustments and assistance to apply, contact the Diversity team on Diversity@DPIE.nsw.gov.au  (please include reference number).

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander check out Our Mob on Country https://www.dpie.nsw.gov.au/premiers-priorities/our-mob-on-country to see the work we do and get assistance in applying.

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