Strategic Planning - Lead Local Precincts

Providing policy direction, planning and leading innovation for integrated, simple, safe connected journeys. The branch works closely with DTP regional teams and others parts of government, including the VPA and DELWP, to achieve integrated transport and land use planning outcomes across the state, including servicing the integrated transport and land use planning focus required for local precincts.
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Department: Department of Transport
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Planning
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1656449B
Closing Date: 02-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: 9 months
Attachments: Strategic Planning - Lead Local Precincts Position Description .pdf (PDF, 145KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Fiona Henningsen

Position Details

Strategic Planning (Lead Local Precincts)

  • Annual Salary Range $103,920 - $125,735 per annum plus superannuation
  • Tenure: Fixed Term (September 29, 2023)
  • Employment Type: Full Time Part Time
  • Usual Work Location: 1 Spring Street, Melbourne CBD (flexibility may be available)

About the Opportunity

Shape locally significant precinct outcomes across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria by supporting strategic, integrated transport and land use outcomes that deliver social, economic and environmental benefits.

Collaborating with experienced transport planners and land use planners, the Lead Local Precincts will support capturing transport network benefits, embedding 20-minute neighbourhood principles and translating Plan Melbourne's strategic directions to deliver compact, connected communities and places.

The Lead Local Precincts is a dynamic strategic planning role, supporting the delivery of strategic frameworks, guidelines and strategies (Urban Design Frameworks, Structure Plans, etc.) and providing advice and guidance across the transport portfolio.

Why work with us?

  • Flexible work options, including a hybrid model of working from home and the office
  • Work in a modern office that provides a variety of work settings supported by the right technology
  • Opportunity for personal and professional growth and an array of professional development programs

About you

We are seeking a professional within demonstrated abilities of, but not limited to:…

  • Strategic Planning: thinks at the big picture level through entertaining a wide-ranging possibilities in developing a vision for the future
  • Strong influence and negotiation capability: gains agreement to proposals and ideas and ensures buy-in to achieve outcomes (e.g. ‘Gets A to show B so B will tell C'
  • Environmental Scanning: monitors external sources and identifies underlying trends through use of a variety of systems, processes, and sources to gather information and gain deeper understanding
  • Leadership capability: Demonstrated team commitment by motivation and personal conviction

Qualifications and experience

  • Tertiary qualification in Urban Planning or a related discipline.
  • Preference for professional experience in statutory or strategic land use planning (or both).

Culture and Benefits

The Department of Transport and Planning is committed to building a culture of developing our people to achieve great outcomes for the Victorian transport network.

How to Apply

Applications should include a resume and a covering letter outlining your suitability to the position.

Applications close 11.59pm on 2/02/2023*

For further information please contact Fiona Henningsen, Acting Senior Manager Regional Integration and Local Precincts via

Please note: This position requires the successful employee to provide evidence of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, (after 1 -AUG-2022 will be required to have minimum three doses) to be Verified or medical evidence which confirms the individual is unable to receive a dose, of a COVID-19 vaccine due to a medical contraindication. Failure to comply with this condition of employment will impact your eligibility for employment in this position with DTP.

Preferred applicants may be subject to pre-employment checks. Information provided to the Department of Transport will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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