First listed on: 22 November 2021

 Principal Strategic 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.

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Job Description

As a Principal Strategic Planner, you’ll be driven and creative with motivation to successfully progress important projects, balancing the needs of existing and future communities in a changing inner city environment. You will have the opportunity to diversify and expand your portfolio and experience with involvement in activity centre planning, heritage conservation, public realm improvements, open space planning, and large State Government led projects.  Working collaboratively, you’ll have exceptional communication skills with strengths in mentoring junior staff and building relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders. 

This is a permanent full time position with an annual salary of $98,713 - $109,639 per annum + 10% superannuation + a monthly day off arrangement. 

Desired Skills and Experience

You will have substantial experience in urban or regional planning, urban regeneration and renewal, public policy or related field. You also have established strategic planning, project management and project delivery skills, with a proven capacity to champion, plan, guide, and implement complex strategic planning projects. To thrive in this role you have extensive experience in successfully delivering complex strategic projects, land use policies and urban transformation/regeneration initiatives that deliver positive social, economic, and environmental outcomes.

You will also have:

  • A sound knowledge of the Victorian planning system and related legislation
  • Highly developed conceptual, research, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent cross sector partnership development skills with the ability to lead project teams to facilitate successful cross-organisational and multi-organisational projects.
  • Highly effective communication and collaboration skills, with proven ability to influence and negotiate
  • Effective relationship building strategies for gaining buy-in and support from key stakeholders

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


For enquiries relating to the role, please contact Cliff Bostock 0498 486 422.

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 

Please address your suitability to the position within your cover letter and attach your CV / Resume. 

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

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

In line with the Chief Health Officers COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Direction, all persons engaged at City of Stonnington, regardless of their role, will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Successful candidates will be required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status.

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