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Statutory Planner

Colac, Victoria, Australia
24th May 2024
Colac Otway Shire - COS61

We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our Planning & Strategic Focus team as Statutory Planner in a Permanent Full-Time capacity.

Located within two hours south-west of Melbourne, Colac Otway is renowned for its magnificent southern coastline, the Otway rainforests and the northern lakes and offers an attractive lifestyle with diverse employment opportunities. Backed by a thriving economy in primary industries, tourism, commercial and community services this is an exceptional career opportunity.

This position is based in Colac.

As Statutory Planner you will:

  • Process planning and subdivision applications efficiently and effectively in accordance with relevant legislation and the Colac Otway Planning Scheme.
  • Provide professional advice on planning matters.
  • Have input into the preparation of strategic planning reports.
  • Represent Council at Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) and other public forums as required.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Provide professional advice on town planning and subdivision matters in consultation with the Coordinator and other senior staff.
  • Liaise with government departments, agencies and other relevant bodies to achieve high quality planning outcomes and meet legislative requirements.
  • Keep abreast of changing legislation and contemporary requirements for the assessment of applications.
  • Research and report on planning applications and other planning matters as required, in consultation with the Coordinator and other senior staff.

About You:

To support your success in this role you will have:

  • Understanding of planning principles, practices, processes and relevant legislation.
  • An appropriate tertiary qualification in Town Planning or closely related discipline.
  • Post-graduation practical experience in Town Planning or a closely related discipline (Band 6 position only).
  • Computer literacy skills including understanding Geographic Information Systems, Spreadsheet database applications and Word Processing.
  • Highly effective time management and prioritisation skills.
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills.
  • A Customer service focus.

For further information regarding the duties and requirements of the role, please refer to the position description.

Salary information: $70,533.32 to $90,918.88 per annum plus superannuation

For further information and how to apply:

    1. Download and review the Position Description including the Key Selection Criteria.
    2. Information to be included with your application:
      • Letter of application 
      • Current resume
      • Key Selection Criteria Responses
    3. Submit your application

Anne Howard

Chief Executive Officer

Colac Otway Shire Council is a child safe organisation and is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.