Working at the Department of Planning & Environment:

DPE (NSW) is responsible for sustainable water resource and environment management, a secure energy supply, the planning system and managing NSW government land and property. The department headquarters are located in Sydney, Australia.


Government, Planning, Environment

Company Size

501 – 5,000


Women employees

14 weeks

Paid parental leave (in addition to Govt. leave)

not known

Key management roles held by women

14 weeks

Paid leave offered to both parents (in addition to Govt. leave)

Above data sourced from the organisations’ own website and the *NSW Public Sector Commission Workforce Profile Report 2021. Data is also crowdsourced from our community. If you work in HR for this organisation and wish to update the above data please email updates to:

Employee Ratings

Scores for DPE are based on 16 ratings*

Overall Job Satisfaction (out of 5)



would recommend to other women


believe women are treated equally to men

Equal Opportunities

We asked current or past employees to give DPE a rating out of 5 stars for equality. The data displays how satisfied reviewers are with equality of leadership opportunities and pay.

We also asked how equally they believe all employees are treated regardless of differences inc. gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age etc.

  • Representation of women in leadership – 2 (out of 5) 40% 40%
  • satisfaction with pay – 4 80% 80%
  • employees treated equally regardless of difference – 1 20% 20%
  • CEO supports gender equality – 1 20% 20%


We asked employees to give DPE a rating out of 5 stars for the level of flexibility offered for work scheduling, hours and location. We also measured support for paid time off, including annual leave, personal leave and sick days.

  • support for Flexible work – 3 (out of 5)
  • ability to work remotely – 4
  • ability to work part time or compressed days – 2
  • ability to take paid time off work – 3


We asked employees to give DPE a rating out of 5 stars for their policies and practises that support parents and families. 

  • Parental leave policy & practises – 3 (out of 5)
  • support for taking parental leave – 3
  • Formal & informal support for families – 2

Development & Enrichment

We asked employees to give DPE a rating out of 5 stars for the support they received for their learning & development, mentorship and wellbeing at work. We also asked how supported they feel by management.

  • Learning & Development Opportunities – 3 (out of 5)
  • formal & informal mentoring – 1
  • supportive management – 1
  • wellbeing initiatives – 1


We asked employees to give DPE a rating out of 5 stars for how respectful and inclusive the culture is.  We measured how responsive DPE are to issues raised and how equally all employees are treated at the company. Finally, we measured how comfortable reviewers felt to bring their ‘whole self’ to work and be accepted.

  • respectful & inclusive colleagues – 3 (out of 5)
  • employer responsiveness to discrimination – 3
  • sense of belonging – 1

*Above data was crowdsourced from community surveys and as such is anecdotal

Employee Reviews

We encourage women to leave anonymous reviews of their experiences at DPE. These are individual opinions and personal stories, that may provide insight into what it’s really like to work at the company, however they have not been verified.

five stars

I wouldn’t personally recommend them to my branch but there are better areas. However, the executive is very much a boys club.”

Overall Job Satisfaction:  1 / 5 

Do you believe women and men treated equally?


What’s unequal?

“Hiring. A highly qualified senior executive woman who was acting in a role was not hired over a man who would not have had better skills or experience. Executive levels are very much known as a boys club.”

Have you been treated unequally due to aspects of your identity?

“Yes.Gender, Parental status”

One thing they can improve: 

Promoting more women to leadership roles, Some executive need to go.

Would you recommend this employer to other women? 

“Yes. It would depend very much on the team, and the level.”

Position / Department:

 Senior Manager

Very Unsatisfied Anonymous Reviewer

Senior Level, Posted 2022

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