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: VPSG3
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/VPA/110A
Closing Date: 01-Mar-2020
Salary Range: $68,884 - $83,640
Job Duration: 2 years
Attachments: D 18 1774 Personal Details Form Template.doc (Word, 98KB)


PD_Planner G3_Final.docx (Word, 1.49MB)


Contact: Brent McLean, Director Outer Melbourne
(03) 9651 9600

Position Details

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Planner within the Outer Melbourne Group to help plan for new communities across Melbourne's Growth Corridors.

The role is required to provide assistance and support in the preparation of precinct structure plans and growth framework plans for the Outer Melbourne group.

This 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 successful applicant will have qualifications related to urban development, town planning, urban designer or equivalent, combined with a passion to contribute to delivering high quality new communities.

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 Brent McLean, Director Outer Melbourne 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 1 March 2020.


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