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Planner (000622)

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About This Position

Council has an exciting opportunity for an experienced statutory planner to join its Development Services Department.  Kingborough is experiencing rapid growth in infrastructure and residential development which presents an opportunity to be involved in specialist planning challenges.

The Planner is responsible for the effective and efficient assessment of statutory planning applications, including initial advice to applicants, detailed assessment of proposals, preparation of reports and attending to any subsequent appeals or compliance activity.  You will hold tertiary qualifications in planning and have relevant post graduate experience in a statutory planning role.

The position is offered on a full-time basis with a salary in the range of $77,785 to $85,944 per annum, depending on skills and experience.  For more information, please contact Tasha Tyler-Moore, Manager Development Services on (03) 6211 8200.

 How to Apply:  The Information Package for this role is available below.  To ensure your application is considered, you must provide a current resume and a statement addressing the selection criteria.   Applications can be submitted online through the Employment Portal on Council’s website.   Applications close on Sunday 2 April 2023.

Mandatory Requirements

To be considered for this role, you must address the following selection criteria in your application:


  1. A tertiary qualification in planning or a related/relevant discipline and previous experience as a town planner in the public or private sector.
  2. High level knowledge of planning principles, practice, and relevant planning legislation.
  3. Well-developed analytical, interpretative and problem-solving skills and demonstrated ability to analyse complex planning issues.
  4. Competent negotiation and interpersonal skills and the ability to liaise and negotiate with business and community members and Council clients/applicants.
  5. Competent computer skills using MS Office software including Geographic Information Systems.
  6. Demonstrated ability to prepare clear and concise reports and correspondence on complex planning matters.
  7. Ability to effectively plan, organise and manage own time to achieve targets within set timeframes.


  1. Current unrestricted motor vehicle driver’s licence.
  2. White Card – Working Safely in the Construction Industry or the ability to obtain this accreditation.


  1. Eligibility for corporate membership of the Planning Institute of Australia.


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