Senior Strategic Planner

The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) 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 - flexible
Job Function: Planning
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/VPA/101A
Closing Date: 24-Sep-2019
Salary Range: $98,396 - $119,052
Job Duration: 2 years
Attachments: Senior Strategic Planner_Outer Melbourne_ PD Sept 19_Final.docx (Word, 1.49MB)


D 18 1774 Personal Details Form Template.doc (Word, 98KB)


Contact: Paul Cassidy
(03) 9651 9600

Position Details

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Strategic Planner within the Outer Melbourne Group.

The role will lead, manage and contribute to the preparation of place-based structure plans, infrastructure contribution plans and other associated strategic plans for new and emerging communities. The role sits within a team of professionals that contributes to a whole of government approach to strategic planning, including transport, community services, open space and other essential infrastructure. 

The role also carries responsibilities to consult, collaborate and partner with a wide range of stakeholders to achieve planning goals.

To be successful in this position you will have qualifications in urban development, town planning, urban design or related fields combined with a passion and demonstrated experience in high quality planning and design.

How to Apply

To find out more about this opportunity, click the ‘Apply Now' button.  As part of your application you must attach:

1/         Resume and Covering Letter demonstrating that you meet the key selection criteria found in the Position Description.

2/         VPA Personal Details Form

For further information or a confidential discussion about the role, please call Paul Cassidy on (03) 9651 9600.

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.

Note: The VPA is also committed to fair recruitment practices and as such removes all personal information from applications prior to shortlisting.  In order to aid this process, please do not include personal information (name, address, date of birth) in your resume and cover letter and instead provide this information on the Personal Details Form provided.

Applications close for this position at 11.59 pm on 24 September 2019.


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