Senior Planner

• Do you enjoy establishing key relationships with stakeholders? 

• Do you enjoy working in a dynamic and fast paced environment? 

• Location: Flexible 

  The successful applicant will be a self-motivated and committed individual, with excellent relationship building skills.
Job Details
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Planning
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/50936847
Closing Date: 20-Jan-2022
Salary Range: $102,637 - $124,183
Job Duration: Available up until 30 June 2023
Attachments: 50936847 VPS 5 PD Senior Planner.docx (Word, 179KB)

Contact: Lachlan Forsyth
0408 643 212

Position Details

The Senior Planner is part of a team in Development Facilitation Branch which is responsible for providing statutory planning services to deliver the Minister for Planning's responsibilities in relation to the assessment of planning permit applications, planning scheme amendments, priority government projects and other requirements of planning legislation and instruments. The Senior Planner provides planning advice and assessments for development approvals with a specific focus on the statutory responsibility of managing all aspects of statutory planning matters, including liaising with stakeholders, negotiations with applicants, preparing assessment reports and briefs to the Minister for Planning and preparing correspondence and inputs to the department's data and information systems. More specifically, the Senior Planner will be primarily responsible for complex and large-scale planning matters, with particular attention given to priority projects where government intervention is being requested.

The Senior Planner provides advice on issues, options and solutions within a functional area of responsibility and will foster effective partnerships and networks with peers and stakeholders.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • A relevant tertiary qualification and significant experience in urban planning is required.
  • Demonstrated experience in all statutory planning permit and development processes (including Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (Planning and Environment List) matters) is required.
  • Demonstrated experience in assessing complex and/or strategically significant development proposals within a Melbourne central city or inner-city context is an advantage.

This is a fixed term position available up until 30 June 2023.    

To be considered for this position, your application should include a supporting statement demonstrating that you meet the Key Selection Criteria detailed in the position description, including the Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications and capabilities sections. 

For further information please refer to the attached position description. 

Applications close at midnight on Thursday 20 January 2022. 

Other relevant information: 

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check. 

Applicants must possess corresponding work rights to be eligible for appointment for the advertised employment period. To be appointed to an ongoing position you must be an Australian Permanent Resident or an Australian/New Zealand citizen. 

We are building an inclusive workplace to help realise the potential of our employees, embrace our differences, and apply our diverse thinking to innovation and delivering services to Victorian communities. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. 

For further information including the position description, key selection criteria and to apply visit


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