Senior Planner, Fishermans Bend Taskforce

The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) was established on 1 January 2019 to ensure Victoria's strong economic performance by growing industries and regions. Here at DJPR, we're making sure Victoria's economy benefits all Victorians by creating more jobs for more people, building thriving places and regions and nurturing inclusive communities.

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Department: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Planning
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/025346
Closing Date: 21-Jul-2019
Salary Range: $98,396 - $119,052
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 025346 PD VPS5 Senior Planner - FBT June 2019.docx (Word, 116KB)


Contact: Emily Mottram
03 8392 6836

Position Details

  • $98,396 - $119,052 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Ongoing
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Melbourne CBD (flexibility may be available)

The position of Senior Planner, Fishermans Bend Taskforce forms a part of the Precinct Design branch within the Precincts and Suburbs Group. The newly established Precincts and Suburbs Group drives strategic planning for precincts, suburbs and places to create vibrant, distinct and innovative communities.

Fishermans Bend is Australia's largest urban renewal project covering approximately 480 hectares in the heart of Melbourne and connects Melbourne's CBD to the bay. The Fishermans Bend Taskforce works with the Fishermans Bend Development Board, across State Government, councils, landowners, businesses, developers and communities to implement the vision for this priority project. The vision reflects a global benchmark for smart sustainable development and integrated communities where people live, work and play.

Reporting to the Manager, Strategy and Planning this position will provide planning advice on planning controls and applications and develop precinct plans for Fishermans Bend.

Key accountabilities will include:

  • Provision of planning expertise and advice to support the delivery of the vision and framework for Fishermans Bend
  • Preparation of precinct plans and the Employment precinct plan
  • Provide planning advice on planning permit applications, pre-applications and the Victorian Planning Provisions and Planning Environment Act 1987
  • Contribute to projects and strategic policy and design development
  • Consult with stakeholders across local and state government and the development industry to deliver on the vision for Fishermans Bend

The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of the planning, design and development sector and hold a tertiary qualification in urban planning, urban design, landscape architecture or architecture.

For a confidential discussion, please call Emily Mottram on 8392 6836.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records Check prior to commencing employment with the Department.

For further information on the position, please see the attached position description.  To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now' button below.

Applications close at midnight on 21 July 2019.

Please note:  When submitting your application online, there will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond. The generic online form may ask you to provide the responses to all of the KSC. At this step in the on-line process, please only upload your resume and cover letter (there is NO requirement to address all of the KSC) and move on to the last screen where you will be asked to submit responses to the specific questions only". Complete these specific questions to complete your application.


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