First listed on: 07 April 2021

Principal Urban Planner


  • Work for one of the most dynamic and diverse inner-city Councils
  • Band 7 - $100K to $112K+ Super
  • 12 month maternity leave full-time position


Moreland is a progressive council with 180,000 residents: one community, proudly diverse. Our city is vibrant and energetic, known for its active community, array of fabulous festivals, cool pools, eclectic shops and our community of artists and creative industries. As a Council, we’ve been supporting our community through difficult times, and our long term vision has ambitious goals for environmental sustainability, community wellbeing, and creating great places.

Moreland Council strives to be a contemporary, innovative and collaborative organisation with a deep commitment to engagement with, the Moreland community. With the Civic Centre located in Coburg, 8 kilometres north of Melbourne’s CBD, there are excellent public transport options and great food and cafés right at the doorstep. Moreland City Council is a great place to live, work and play. 


We are seeking an experienced town planner to fill a 12 month maternity leave vacancy. You will manage some of the Council's largest and most challenging, yet rewarding planning permit 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, working with various stakeholders to facilitate excellence in Environmentally Sustainable Design, Urban Design, Accessibility, Affordable Housing and other areas.  Operating as part of a multi-disciplinary Branch, you will have supervisory responsibility for up to 3 junior members of the team and will help drive the continuous improvement of planning systems and service delivery.


  • Specialist skills in statutory planning, urban design, environmental sustainability, and allied disciplines
  • An advanced understanding of Town Planning legislation, the planning process and planning principles
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • A tertiary qualification in Town Planning or extensive experience in statutory planning is required


  •  Monthly RDO
  • Extensive opportunities for training and career development
  • A real sense of work-life balance
  • Wellness programs

For further information please contact Darren Camilleri - Planning Coordinator on 9240 2418.

Applications close: 11.30 pm, 21 April 2021. (*in the case that we receive a high volume of applications we may close this advert before the closing date).

Before submitting an application please view the Position Description

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.

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