First listed on: 27 May 2022

Coordinator Strategic Planning and Urban Design

  • Key leadership role in a brand-new City Futures Department
  • Oversight of a diverse portfolio of planning and design projects
  • High profile role with extensive interaction with the Executive, Senior Management Team


Council’s City Futures Department was established in January 2022 to coordinate and drive best-practice strategic planning, economic development, open-space planning and property functions in a way that responds effectively to community needs and ultimately maximises community livability.


This exciting role presents a rare planning leadership opportunity within Banyule which is known for its stability and strong workplace culture.  The role provides a fantastic opportunity to manage and oversee a broad and unique portfolio of functions that proactively seek to lift community livability now and into the future, through planning policy, program development, advocacy and internal and external partnership opportunities.


Key responsibilities:

  • Developing a design excellence program that will instill quality urban design into the DNA of the organisation
  • Developing an integrated policy framework for housing and neighbourhood character
  • Preparing and implementing a Place-Based Framework to govern Council’s identification and prioritisation of service delivery and capital works
  • Developing a consistent approach to Activity Centre Planning for the municipality’s three major activity centres and approximate 11 neighbourhood activity centres
  • Building positive relationships with a range of government, business and community stakeholders, including representing Council in a range of forums
  • Mentor, coach and lead the Strategic Planning and Urban Design Team


To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in strategic planning and / or urban design
  • Substantial leadership experience 
  • Highly developed analytical, conceptual skills and communication skills
  • Understanding & knowledge of the principles & practices of strategic planning, place management, urban design and relevant legislation
  • Values aligned with Banyule Council's - Respect, Integrity, Responsibly, Initiative and Inclusion



  • Attractive remuneration package $132,000.00 plus super
  • Permanent full-time
  • Leadership opportunity
  • Opportunity to collaborate with and learn from a highly skilled Senior Management team
  • Access to quality learning & development opportunities and health and wellbeing initiatives
  • Flexible work arrangements


How to apply: 

For more information about this position please access a copy of the position description via the link below or to discuss your suitability, contact Karen Leeder Manager City Futures Mobile 0422030376 for a confidential conversation.


To apply for this position, please include your resume and cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the position description.   


 Applications Close 11.45pm on Sunday 26 June 2022.


Banyule City Council is committed to being an Equal Opportunity and Child Safe employer, we value diversity and encourage people from different and diverse backgrounds to apply. If you have a reasonable adjustment, support or access requirement, we encourage you to let us know through your application or email or call 9940 4235. 


In line with the directions issued by Victoria’s Chief Health Officer, this position requires you to be vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are successful in this recruitment, you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status. 

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