First listed on: 30 July 2021

Statutory Planner


City of Stonnington is a child safe and equal opportunity employer committed to an equitable, diverse and socially inclusive work environment and a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. We actively encourage applicants from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, people living with disability, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to explore the opportunity of a career at the City of Stonnington. If you have any support or access requirements, or would like to speak to someone about employment or an alternative processes, please contact Council’s Talent Acquisition team on 8290 1333.

We are building a safe and inclusive culture where our people are empowered to deliver their best work.  Embracing innovation and change, we continually deliver richer and higher quality services to a vibrant, diverse and iconic municipality. We are passionate and energetic, working as one team to build a healthy, prosperous and sustainable community. Progress is important to us, and we and make it a priority to invest in our people’s wellbeing, growth and development.

Please view the below documents for this position:

Job Description

This position is responsible for assessing and processing planning applications, having regard to relevant Council policy and planning scheme provisions. This includes negotiating with stakeholders, providing high quality and timely advice regarding planning applications, planning scheme requirements and Council policies to the public and planning applicants as well as preparing accurate written correspondence on planning related matters.

You will get the opportunity to manage a diverse range of high profile projects within a fast moving and vibrant team.

Desired Skills and Experience

To succeed in this position you will need:

  •  A tertiary qualification in town planning or a related field or relevant experience
  •  A current drivers licence
  •  Demonstrated experience in a planning environment with the ability to interpret the Planning and Environment Act 1987
  •  Well developed communication, negotiation and problem solving skills
  •  A cooperative attitude, great interpersonal skills and the ability to positively contribute to a cohesive team

Work for Stonnington today. Work that matters. People who make a difference.  


For enquiries relating to the role, please contact Anthony De Pasquale on 8290 3515

For enquiries relating to the system and the application process, please contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team on 8290 1333. 

Submitting your application 

We are no longer using Position Descriptions or Key Selection Criteria. Please use your cover letter to demonstrate to us that you can ‘deliver’ the aspects of the role and that you have what is needed to ‘thrive’. These are the top two sections in the Success Profile. You do not need to have a heading of each point or address each point individually. Recommended no more than 2 pages for your cover letter.

To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa.

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