Statutory Planner

  • Based in Bannockburn - an easy drive from Geelong, Ballarat and Melbourne with free onsite parking
  • Permanent full time role with opportunity to grow
  • Monthly RDO
  • Salary between $88,000-$96,000 (dependant on experience) + super

We’d love to hear from you ASAP regarding this role!  To ensure we find the best candidates, applications for this role will be assessed as they are received and the position may be filled prior to any end date advertised.

Golden Plains Shire Council provides a workplace where people matter, communities are connected, and the future is bright. We offer a future-focused culture, a sense of purpose and possibility, and real opportunities to strengthen and enrich our diverse and growing community.

To continue to deliver for our community, we are seeking a methodical, outcomes focused individual who are able to work in a supporting team environment to achieve the team’s goal of being the best in the State.  

This role will provide you the opportunity to:

  • Examine and assess planning applications for the use, development and subdivision of land and report to Council with recommendations.
  • Undertake the activities of the statutory planning role in a professional, time efficient and customer focussed manner.
  • Contribute positively to a team approach to the Planning activities.
  • Provide input into policy development and performance targets of the Unit.
  • Contribute to the development of the Unit’s objectives, as well as the corporate goals of Council.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Demonstrated experience in statutory planning, preferably in local government.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 and other related legislation and regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and implement process and system improvements, including innovative problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated skills in planning and managing workloads to meet statutory timeframes and achieve quality built outcomes.
  • Ability to identify and understand the current state of planning applications and assume the management of applications that are at various stages in the process.
  • High-level interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to liaise effectively with a broad range of people including Council, consultants and tribunals on planning matters.

A career with us

Our people are our most valued asset - we understand the importance of providing a rewarding, inclusive and supportive work environment where all people are empowered to bring their best selves. 

We offer:

  • learning and development opportunities aligned to your role and aspirations, along with opportunities to work on a variety of projects and undertake secondments
  • flexible work arrangements and generous leave entitlements to empower you to achieve better life/work balance
  • a new high-quality, architectural designed working environment and free onsite parking
  • an environment where health, safety and wellbeing are prioritised in all that we do
  • an active Social Club

If you are ready to carve out a future with Golden Plains Shire Council and are ready to join a values driven and community focused organisation, we look forward to hearing from you. 

Don’t meet every single requirement?  If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly, we encourage you to apply as our recruitment process considers both technical and cultural fit, and how our development program can support individuals to grow into roles.  You may just be the right candidate for this or another position at Golden Plains. 

For further information about the role and the key selection criteria, please view the Position Description or, for a confidential discussion, contact Sarah Fisher, Coordinator Statutory Planning on 03 5220 7183.  

How to apply

Please submit your application by completing the form below and attaching a cover letter addressing the selection criteria, and current resume. 

We encourage you to talk to us about any adjustments or additional support you may require during the recruitment process, as well as how this role can be flexible for you. Please contact our People & Development team at [email protected] to discuss how we can best support you.

Applications close on SATURDAY 10 DECEMBER 2022 at 5.00PM.

At Golden Plains Shire Council we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace that allows staff to bring their whole selves to work. We believe that every individual has something valuable to offer. We are striving to build a workforce that reflects the community in which we operate and encourage applications from people of all ages, genders and cultural backgrounds. We recognise our proactive duty to ensure compliance with equal opportunity, child safe and other workplace-related legislation, and to eliminate all forms of discrimination. 


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