First listed on: 10 June 2022

Project Architect - Planner

Permanent Full Time
Band 6
alary $91,753.50 + Super + RDO + Flexible Working

About Us

The City of Whittlesea is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Australia. As a local government organisation, we play a pivotal role in the everyday lives of our community. Our vision is to make Whittlesea 2040: A Place For All by ensuring our residents can enjoy access to local services, facilities and infrastructure.

Our staff are passionate, skilled and diverse, providing a great environment to work in and succeed.

The Role
Join a high performing and professional team with direct responsibility for the project planning and development of a range of community facilities, including works in kind agreement with developers. The position will involve site assessments and preparation of concept options and facilitating the early planning and design of various community infrastructure projects. Technical advice and support for the preparation of functional briefs, development agreements, business cases and grant applications for a range of projects including sport and recreation, community activity centres, libraries, early learning, visitor amenities snd spaces.

You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team that is responsible for planning, design and delivery of a range of community facilities in a fast growth municipality.

We are looking for an ambitious planner, urban designer, architect or engineer/project manager that has a passion for the early planning and development of community infrastructure.  

About you
Are you an architect or planner with experience in the development of community facilities in a local government or community context, and have a tertiary qualification in architecture, planning, urban design, engineering or a relevant discipline?

If this sounds like you, then you should definitely apply!

Want to know more?
For more information about this position please access our Career's page on or please contact Stephen McKay, Unit Manager Sustainable Project Planning on 0428 590 448.

To apply for this position, you must address the Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description in your cover letter. Please note, that applications that do not address the Selection Criteria may not be considered.

**Applications close at 11.45 pm on Friday, 24 June 2022

*** Interviews will take place as suitable candidates are identified.

Please note all applicants must apply online, and no late applications will be accepted.

* We are happy to take applications from international candidates if you have a valid Visa to work in Australia.

At the City of Whittlesea, we value diversity and appreciate everyone’s strengths. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects our municipality. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, people with a disability and people identifying as LGBTIQ. The City of Whittlesea is also a Child Safe employer.

In line with the directions issued by Victoria's Chief Health Officer, all roles at the Council require staff to be mandatorily vaccinated to perform duties and/or deliver services to the community. Therefore, if you are successful in the selection process, you will be required to provide evidence of an approved Covid-19 vaccination or authorised medical exemption.

Council is committed to providing an inclusive workplace that encourages employees to participate, without discrimination, in both work-related and other activities conducted within a work context, with the support of workplace adjustments. Where possible, the Council will identify and resolve potential barriers to the recruitment and employment of people with disabilities within the organisation.

If you require a workplace adjustment to support you during the interview process, please email with your request outlining your preferred method of contact. Workplace adjustment (also known as “reasonable adjustment”) is defined as: “Whatever is considered necessary and achievable to enable an employee to perform their job role efficiently and to the best of their abilities”. A Workplace adjustment can be requested at any stage in the recruitment process and/or as a part of the employment of an individual.

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