First listed on: 23 May 2022

 Strategic Planner


  • Temporary (12 months) Full Time
  • Band 6 ($89,846 to $97,345) plus 10% Super and monthly Accrued Day Off
  • Footscray, Melbourne

About Us

Maribyrnong City Council is undergoing significant change in population growth, redevelopment, and a transitioning economy is leading to an influx of new residents, businesses and opportunities. Maribyrnong is becoming a sought after residential area and a destination for foodies.

The Opportunity

Our City Places Department has an exciting opportunity for a suitably experienced and enthusiastic Strategic Planner to join our friendly and professional team.

Reporting to the Coordinator Strategic Planning, you will conduct research, investigation and analysis into land use planning issues and assist in developing policies and implementation plans, whilst, coordinating and preparing planning scheme amendments in accordance with Council and statutory requirements.

The position will be well suited to those who can confidently provide technical advice and support to interagency and Council project teams, are natural collaborators with exceptional problem solving skills, and who can quickly and genuinely build great relationships.

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare, assess and process planning scheme amendments in accordance with statutory requirements.
  • Carry out thorough research and analysis of planning issues and proposals.
  • Develop and implement strategic land use planning policies and projects, in consultation with stakeholders that support State and Council planning policy objectives
  • Assist in the implementation of State Planning Policy (e.g. Plan Melbourne) which relate to the municipality.
  • Foster strong relationships with key external agencies and local resident, special interest, business and trader groups.
  • Prepare and present high quality briefings and reports to Council, management and agencies with well-reasoned and clear recommendations.
  • Conduct high quality public consultation for planning proposals.
  • Register and respond to customer service requests and complaints using Council's customer service tracking system in an effective and timely manner.
  • Represent council before the Victorian Administrative Appeals Tribunal, independent panels and advisory committees including the coordination and preparation of written submissions.

About You

To be considered for this role, you will have the following:

  • A tertiary qualification in town planning or a related discipline with experience as a Strategic Planner in local government or private industry.
  • A sound understanding of the statutory and operational requirements of local government.
  • Well-developed knowledge of and a proficiency in applying urban planning theory, practice, principles and precedent.
  • A thorough understanding of the Victorian planning legislation framework, the Victorian Planning Provisions, planning schemes.
  • Effective communication and problem solving skills to produce cooperative outcomes within a team environment, strong mediation and conciliation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to the development and implementation of strategies, policies and guidelines.

Why Choose Maribyrnong?

  • Work cross functionally in a friendly, supportive and professional multidisciplinary team;
  • Enjoy a flexible work environment;
  • Work in a meaningful role within a Values driven organisation;
  • Relish a vibrant foodie hub at your doorstep;
  • Take an Accrued Day Off every month.

So, if you are looking for a role where you can make a genuine difference and you enjoy working in a diverse community focused environment, Apply Now!

How to Apply

Please submit your Resume and a Cover Letter via our Careers website telling us why you think you would be a great fit for this position and outlining your relevant experience in support of your application.

Enquiries: Virginia Howe, Coordinator Strategic Planning on 0429 166 298.

We are a child safe organisation and an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to child safety and supporting the best interests of children in all our operations. Council encourages young people, people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

To apply for this job go to:
& enter ref code: 5959040.

Applications close 05 June 2022 at 10pm.

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