First listed on: 06 September 2019

Principal Urban Planner 


  • Work for one of the most dynamic and diverse inner-city council
  • Band 7 - $98K - $110K + Super
  • Maximum term position to July 2020
  • Job Ref: 18021


ABOUT MORELAND

Moreland City Council is located in the inner northern suburbs of Melbourne and is one of the most populous and culturally diverse municipalities. Located in Coburg, Moreland City Council is just 8km from the CBD and offers excellent public transport and cycling access for employees.

ABOUT THE ROLE

We are seeking an experienced town planner who is future focused and collaborative, with a track record of delivering results.  Managing some of the Municipality’s large scale and challenging applications, ranging from multi-storey mixed use developments in Activity Centres to the redevelopment of former industrial sites, you will be a key player in the delivery of high quality development outcomes.  Operating as part of a multi-disciplinary Branch, you also have supervisory responsibility for 2-3 junior members of the team.

YOUR KEY RESPONSIBILITIES WILL BE

  • Provision of high quality planning advice at pre-application meetings with applicants
  • Carry out site inspections requiring use of a Council vehicle, research and collect information as necessary to inform planning decision-making
  • Prepare reports to Council on complex planning and enforcement matters
  • Driving a customer focussed planning team in managing the consideration and determination of planning permit applications that deliver enhanced quality outcomes to the  community 
  • Contributing to a programmed approach to continuous improvement in planning systems and service delivery

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED TO PERFORM THIS ROLE

  • Have specialist skills in statutory planning, urban design, environmental sustainability, and allied disciplines
  • Have a strong background in Town planning or related fields
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in town planning or a related discipline

WHAT THIS ROLE CAN OFFER

  • Monthly RDO
  • Extensive opportunities for training and career development
  • Salary sacrifice options
  • A real sense of Work-life balance
  • Employer-supported study assistance schemes

For further information please contact Lachlan McGowan on 9240 2417

Applications close: 5pm, 18 September 2019

To apply and obtain a position description please visit our website

Moreland City Council is proudly diverse and an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, people with disability, and people from every culture, gender and sexuality identity, age and ethnic background. Moreland City Council is committed to being a Child Safe organisation and has zero tolerance for child abuse.

Applicants for Council positions must be entitled to work in Australia.



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