Senior Growth Area Planner


Job reference number: 00387

  • Exciting Urban Growth Area
  • Permanent Full time including ADO
  • Band 6($82k- $98k per annum)

About usLocated 45 kilometres east of the CBD, Cardinia Shire is one of the fastest growing regions of metropolitan Melbourne. Our shire is geographically diverse extending from the Dandenong Ranges to Westernport Bay.

Cardinia Shire Council is a dynamic and progressive organisation. We pride ourselves on our diversity and investment in our staff. Everything we do is underpinned by our Together, Different and for the Future approach, embracing collaboration and innovation across teams, with other agencies, and our community. 

What makes us uniqueWe are passionate about delivering our vision: ‘Cardinia Shire will be developed in a planned manner to enable present and future generations to live healthy and productive lives and to enjoy the richness of the diverse and distinctive characteristics of the shire’.

We seek people with diverse experience and background, then provide you with the tools for career success. You will have access to targeted training through our learning and development programs to enable you to achieve your professional goals and excel in your role.

We offer opportunities to work flexibly; balancing your work goals with your life goals. We offer a wide range of staff benefits, including discounted gym memberships and health insurance, annual leave loading, monthly ADOs and access to our comprehensive health and well-being programs.

About the Role The role involves contributing to the effective and efficient management of the development of land in the Shire, within the Cardinia Urban Growth Area along with providing expert statutory planning advice and support to Council, senior management and business unit customers.

In addition to the above your key responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Process a variety of planning permit applications for subdivision and development within Urban Growth areas.
  • Process requests for amendments to permits, the approval of plans and the extension of planning permits.
  • Prepare and present submissions to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal in relation to applications for the review of a decision.
  • Assist in the processing of compliance with planning permits for subdivision and development in Urban Growth areas.
  • Assist with provision of statutory planning support to the preparation of Precinct Structure Plans, Planning Scheme schedules and Urban Design Frameworks in the Urban Growth area.
  • Provide information and advice in response to telephone and counter enquiries on planning matters within the Urban Growth area.
  • Prepare responses to written enquiries on planning matters within the Urban Growth area.
  • Provide assistance and support to management including briefings on issues, organising meetings, or other duties as appropriate.
  • Facilitate the implementation of Precinct Structure Plan, Development Contribution Plans and Urban Design Frameworks within Urban Growth Areas.
  • Provide assistance and advice to other Council service providers on planning matters.
  • Assist with administrative activities associated with the operation of the department including the maintenance of records and files.
  • Mentor and guide more junior staff, including managing Student Placement program.
  • Assist in the review and approval of delegate reports, including plans to comply, secondary consent and extension of time reports, written by junior staff.

About you

  • To succeed in this position, you will have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of statutory planning processes including planning related legislation within the Growth Areas, such as Precinct Structure Plans.
  • You will have an understanding of the social, economic, environmental and political context of growth area planning issues.
  • Highly developed research, investigatory and analytical skills with the ability to communicate, and prepare concise reports and recommendations.
  • Ability to effectively plan, organise and manage your own time and workload including achieving specific outcomes within set time frames against conflicting priorities

How to ApplyTo apply for this position please complete the online application form, including your Resume and Covering Letter.  You will need to address the Key Selection Criteria as part of your application. Please note that applications that do not include these may not be considered, please allow 30-60 minutes to complete this.

Please refer to PD for more details.
Applications close on 1st April 2020

Cardinia Shire Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to an equitable, diverse and socially inclusive work environment and a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. We welcome applicants from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, people living with a disability, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to explore career opportunities with Cardinia Shire Council.

If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.

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Senior Growth Area Planner position description

Salary range

$82990 – $98331; AnnualPackage

Contact details

Emily Cook
0359454***

Application closes

23:59  01/04/2020

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