Jobs at NDC

Current Positions

Town Planner

After a change? Come join our dynamic team in the heart of northern NSW.  Newton Denny Chapelle is a long established and respected Town Planning, Engineering, & Surveying consultancy headquartered in Lismore and Casuarina.  We are keen to hear from you if you are considering a new role or location.

We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated Senior Town Planner to join our team.  The ideal candidate must have experience working in NSW, preferably on the north coast, and will be excited to work on a wide range of challenging and interesting projects.


  • Independently lead and manage complex planning projects.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with clients, stakeholders, and government agencies.
  • Provide high-quality accurate advice to clients on planning and development matters.
  • Prepare and review Statement of Environmental Effects, Environmental Impact Statements, Planning Proposals, Modification Reports, Clause 4.6 Variations, Planning due diligence reports, etc.
  • Mentor junior planning staff.
  • Management of specialist consultants and their outputs.
  • Quote preparation and invoicing.
  • Ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget and to a high standard.


  • Tertiary qualification in town planning.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in town planning.
  • Experience working in New South Wales, preferably on the north coast.
  • Experience in leading and managing projects from inception to completion.
    Experience in briefing and managing external consultants.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to build strong relationships with clients, consultants, and other stakeholders.
  • Excellent problem-solving, analytical and time management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to hit the ground running.

You will be rewarded with a competitive salary, flexible working conditions and a great working environment.

To find out more about this opportunity please contact Damian Chapelle on (02) 6622 1011. 

To apply please email your CV to

Careers at NDC

NDC is always on the lookout for qualified, experienced and enthusiastic surveyors, civil engineers & draftspersons and planners to join our team.  If you’re keen to live in the beautiful Northern Rivers region of NSW and are looking for a job which delivers a challenging and rewarding variety of projects, we’d like to hear from you.

NDC is a mid sized consultancy firm based in Lismore and Kingscliff.  Projects extend across the north east corner of NSW – from Tweed Heads in the north, to Coffs Harbour in the south, to Tenterfield in the west.  This area is experiencing significant population growth pressures which translates to a wide range of challenging and interesting projects for our team.

We’re small enough that there are ample opportunities to develop and grow as a professional within the development industry.  We’re also big enough that junior staff are able to be supported by a range of experienced colleagues who will guide and mentor as you settle into the role.

We look forward to hearing from you. 

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Southern Cross University has been using Newton Denny Chapelle to provide advice and services to the University for well over 10 years. During this time, NDC have been key stakeholders from inception to completion for some of the University’s most critical projects.

 These projects include the continued development and expansion of the University’s fastest growing campus located immediately adjacent to Gold Coast International Airport. With the Gold Coast campus being located on airport land, NDC’s expertise was invaluable through the design and complex approval process and the subsequent challenges of site preparation and construction on airport land.

At the University’s Lismore campus, NDC have been, and continue to be, heavily involved in significant projects including the construction of a new Library, Engineering School, and the Southern Cross Football Centre in addition to planning and future development advice for the University’s Crawford Land estate, comprising 74ha located 1km south of the main campus.

Finally, at our Coffs Harbour Campus, NDC provided continued advice and expertise through the design and construction of the Allied Health Centre which opened in 2019. So successful was that project, that a second stage of the project for an additional building located adjacent to the existing building, is now at DA stage with construction due to start early 2023.

The accumulated asset value of the above buildings exceeds $250m, and without question, each has delivered considerable strategic value and growth opportunities to the University.

As the Vice President, Operations at the University, I consider NDC to be a valued and much trusted partner and one that I can rely on for responsiveness and exceptional attention to detail.

Allan Morris
Vice President, Operations
Southern Cross University