Position Details
Reference Number 18059
Position Title Senior Urban Planner
Employment Type Temporary Part Time
Department Planning & Eco Development
Branch City Development
Location Coburg Civic Centre, 90 Bell Street Coburg
Banding Level Band 6
Salary $87,834.79 to $95,742.02
Hours Per Fortnight 54.50
Position Summary
  • Work with one of the most dynamic and diverse inner-city councils
  • Maximum term position (expiring 28 June 2020)
  • Band 6 - $87K to $95K + Super (pro rata)
  • Part time - 54.5 hours per fortnight


Moreland City Council is located in the inner northern suburbs of Melbourne and is one of the most populous and culturally diverse municipalities. Located in Coburg, Moreland City Council is just 8km from the CBD and offers excellent public transport and cycling access for employees.


Due to several internal promotions and secondments, the Urban Planning Branch is seeking the services of a Senior Urban Planner to join Council's City Development team for a maximum term period on a part time basis. This position will suit an experienced Urban Planner who is looking to work on a variety of interesting planning applications while maintaining a work-life balance that suits their needs.  You will be required to demonstrate advanced planning knowledge in the assessment of inner metropolitan proposals including residential infill, heritage, commercial and industrial land use and development and the opportunity to assess more complex applications. 


  • Tertiary qualification in Town Planning
  • Broad understanding of the Planning Approvals function and a drive to facilitate sustainable development outcomes
  • The ability to engage with applicants and the community to achieve high quality town planning outcomes
  • Ability to prepare reports and documentation
  • Excellent customer service skills, including the capacity to deal effectively with conflict
  • Ability to manage time and meet deadlines


  • Monthly RDO
  • Extensive opportunities for training and career development
  • Salary sacrifice options
  • A real sense of work-life balance
  • Employer-supported study assistance schemes
  • Health and Wellbeing Programs

For further information please contact Lachlan McGowan on 9240 2417.

Applications close: 5pm, 15 November 2019

To apply and obtain a position description, and view the Key Selection Criteria, please visit our website.

Moreland City Council is proudly diverse and an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, people with disability, and people from every culture, gender and sexuality identity, age and ethnic background. Moreland City Council is committed to being a Child Safe organisation and has zero tolerance for child abuse.

Selection Criteria Essential: Relevant tertiary qualifications in town planning or significant relevant experience and a tertiary qualification in a related discipline.

Essential: Demonstrated knowledge of statutory planning and related legislation

Essential: Practical IT and word processing competency skills applicable to statutory planning processes

Essential: Commitment to excellence in customer service and managing stakeholder relations in a politically sensitive environment

Essential: Well developed conceptual and analytical skills, including problem solving skills

Essential: A high level of verbal and written communication skills

Essential: A current Victorian Drivers Licence and competency to drive a standard Council vehicle is essential.
Contact Person Lachlan McGowan
Contact Number 92402417
Closing Date 15/11/2019
Position Description
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