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Statutory Planner

Apply now Job no: 492860
Work type: Permanent
Location: Northern Melbourne / North Central Victoria
Categories: Planning


  • Full Time Position
  • Monthly ADO
  • Annualised Salary $70.7K to $80.1K (Band 5) + 10% Super

Mitchell Shire Council is one of Victoria's fastest growing municipalities on Melbourne's northern growth corridor. Located in the heart of Victoria, Mitchell Shire forms part of the Goulburn River Valley Region, renowned for it’s scenic beauty rich in both history and heritage, within a leisurely drive from the city. We're an easy commute from Melbourne and offer great affordable living for those considering a lifestyle change. 

Mitchell Shire provides a supportive workplace with a real opportunity to make a positive impact on the community. The Council also offers ongoing professional development opportunities and workplace flexibility within a supportive and innovative work environment.

This role, based in our Wallan office with flexible working options (including working from home), provides for a fantastic opportunity for personal and professional learning and growth within a supportive team environment. You will actively work on wide ranging planning matters that will actively shape the future of Mitchell Shire Council. Predominantly, you will ensure that statutory planning services of Council are delivered in an efficient, customer focused and friendly way but you will be given the opportunity to work with internal and external stakeholders to gain a greater understanding of how planning 'works' in Victoria. 

This role is responsible for:

  • Process and assess planning applications in accordance with Council or legislative statutory time frames, undertaking all necessary steps to be able to prepare a recommendation to Council or Council's delegate relating to land use, development or subdivision
  • Consider and balance the responses and objectives of all internal and external stakeholders including other Council departments, referral authorities, objectors and applicants to be able to make an informed decision
  • Prepare planning appeal submissions and represent Council at VCAT as required
  • Maintain a close working partnership with internal and external stakeholders
  • Provide prompt and courteous assistance to customers, and be able to communicate clearly in both writing and verbally to all general and specific enquiries including counter responsibilities
  • Carry out research and other duties as directed in relation to providing the effective delivery of planning services
  • Maintain positive public relations and Council Image

To be successful in this role you will have a tertiary qualification in statutory planning or a related discipline, with a positive attitude, and a desire to help shape the future of the Mitchell Shire region.

All applications must address the Key Selection Criteria in the position description. To apply for this position, please go to our e-recruit page:

Download File 500083 - Statutory Planner.pdf

Applications close at 9am Monday 4 October 2021.

 Mitchell Shire Council is a Child Safe Organisation

The successful applicant will be required to obtain an employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.
(This is now mandatory for all employees joining Council to meet Child Safe Standards of our Organisation)

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