Planning Services Manager

The Victorian Planning Authority is a State Government statutory authority governed by the Victorian Planning Authority Act 2017. Our focus is on integrated land use, built form and infrastructure planning outcomes for significant precincts and places in growing Victorian cities, suburbs and regions. We collaborate with key partners and stakeholders to deliver the Victorian Government's planning policies in support of urban growth, housing, jobs and transport options. We pride ourselves on our professionalism and our ability to overcome barriers and deliver great plans for precincts and places. This would not be possible without the best people and we ensure that every person at the VPA feels connected to our outcomes. We are committed to ensuring our entire team is supported, empowered and valued and we actively nurture a culture of continual learning and innovation.
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Department: Victorian Planning Authority
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Planning
Classification: VPSG6.1
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/GAA/GAA/1794831
Closing Date: 30-May-2024
Salary Range: $130,673 - $152,772
Job Duration: 6 months
Attachments: VPA - Position Description - Planning Services Manager - 6 months.pdf (PDF, 178KB)

Contact: Bonnie Mather

Position Details

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Planning Services Manager to join the Infrastructure, Strategy & Planning group.

Day-to-day, Planning Services works to provide effective statutory solutions including implementing strategic plans into local planning schemes having regard to the broader statutory and legislative environment. You will have experience in the amendment process including preparation of planning scheme ordinance and amendment documents, participation in Planning Panels & Advisory Committees and obtaining amendment approvals in partnership with key agency partners, Department of Transport and Planning (DTP). The VPA has an ambitious delivery program in the Government's Housing Statement, including the delivery of projects in greenfield locations and providing assistance to government in delivering housing across Victoria.

The role is required to provide high quality, reliable and timely statutory planning controls and processes across Victoria delivering best practice engagement with partner agencies, authorities, industry and the community. The role will play a core role in VPAs input and guidance to driving innovation and streamlined pathways. The role will form part of a leadership group providing input and contribution to VPAs corporate goals. The role will require people management in leading, mentoring and coordinating a small group of planners.The position reports to the Director, Planning Services.

All key selection criteria can be found in the position description which is located under the attachments heading on the Victorian Government Careers website.

How to Apply

To find out more about this opportunity, click the ‘Apply Now' button.  As part of your application you are required to attach a resume and covering letter demonstrating that you meet the key selection criteria found in the Position Description.

For queries relating to this role please email

What We Offer

In addition to working in an inclusive and supportive team environment, our employees also enjoy benefits, such as:

  • competitive salaries
  • opportunities for flexible working arrangements to support work/life balance
  • salary packaging of superannuation and leave loading
  • generous leave entitlements, including the opportunity to purchase up to an additional eight weeks' leave per annum
  • an annual performance and development scheme, with performance-based salary increases
  • health and well-being initiatives such as fruit box and flu vaccination
  • free access to the VPA's Employee Assistance Program, which provides personal and confidential counselling support on personal and work-related issues
  • end of trip facilities which include bike storage and showers to support those wishing to use non-motorised forms of travel. 

Important Information about your application

The VPA believes in diversity and equality and we are committed to ensuring that our workplace is reflective of the Victorian community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.

We will offer reasonable adjustments for persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment as part of our commitment to build an inclusive workplace that supports everyone being fully integrated and valued for their contribution.

Applications for this position close at 11.59 pm on Thursday 30 May 2024.



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