The Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) unlocks innovative and timely development outcomes across Victoria’s Regional and Metropolitan strategic sites and greenfield areas. Our teams work in partnership with local councils and state agencies to create high quality and liveable communities in Central Melbourne, Outer Melbourne and Regional areas of Victoria. Our purpose is to create prosperous, liveable and sustainable communities across a growing Victoria.
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Department: Victorian Planning Authority
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Planning
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1201
Closing Date: 08-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $72,751 - $88,336
Job Duration: 3 years
Attachments: PD-Strategic Planner-Grade3-(Regional 2023).pdf (PDF, 163KB)

Contact: Samantha O'Connell

Position Details

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Planner to join the VPA.

In this role you will work with key government entities, landowners/developers, councils and other stakeholders to assist with the facilitation of coordinated infrastructure outcomes in support of Victoria's growth.

The role of a Planner is to provide assistance and support of the preparation of structure plans and framework plans for the VPA. 

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.

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.

Under the VPA's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy 2022, you are required to provide evidence of the Minimum Vaccination Requirements (two doses) or an exemption, prior to receiving a formal offer of employment.

Applications for this position close at 11.59 pm on Wednesday 8th February 2023.

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