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Planning Officer

Colac, Victoria, Australia
Colac Otway Shire
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Permanent Full Time

Located in Victoria’s south-west, the Colac Otway Shire is diverse and beautiful, with volcanic lakes, craters and plains in the north; hinterland forests of the Otway Ranges running through the centre; and the Great Ocean Road coastline in the south. The lush rainforest and internationally recognised waterways and Great Ocean Road coastline all make Colac Otway Shire a place people want to live, work and visit. The region is widely regarded as one of the most picturesque municipalities in Victoria.

Colac is the key industrial, commercial and service centre for the shire and is situated on the southern shoreline of Lake Colac, on the Princes Highway, 138 km south-west of Melbourne. Apollo Bay is the other major urban centre in the shire.

Council is seeking a highly motivated and energetic person to join our statutory planning team. This is a great opportunity to join a small team of dedicated planners who make important decisions on land use and development in the Shire.

The successful candidate will process a diverse range of planning and subdivision applications, provide professional advice on planning matters, and contribute to the preparation of planning reports and development of policies and strategies. The successful candidate will have high level communication and customer service skills, as well as the motivation to develop your skills as a statutory planner.

The successful applicant will hold an appropriate tertiary qualification in Town Planning or closely related discipline and experience.  Graduates are encouraged to apply.  Remuneration will be determined having regard to the Officer’s qualifications and experience. 

Applications closing on 18 August 2017, 04:00 PM