First listed on: 19 July 2019

Senior Statutory Planner


Permanent Full time

Band 7 - $88,399.55 - $98,910.50 per annum plus 9.5% statutory superannuation

(Salary based on skills and experience)

We are looking for an experienced Senior Statutory Planner to work as part of our team which consistently achieves efficient planning permit timeframes and receives positive customer feedback. Ideally, you will be experienced in planning, having worked in local government and will hold a tertiary qualification in planning. 

If you would love to work in a brand new office environment with the latest IT equipment and operate with full delegation, this may be the role for you.  

In this important and diverse role as Senior Statutory Planner you are responsible for efficiently and effectively carrying out the statutory planning and subdivision functions of Council in accordance with legislative requirements. Preparing submissions to VCAT, representing Council and having an understanding of the various requirements relevant to town planning and subdivision processes are pivotal to this role.

Key to this role will also be the mentoring of more junior planners and providing exceptional customer service with a ‘can do’ attitude.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate how they meet the criteria below:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification and previous experience in a similar position.
  • Sound organisational skills, ability to prioritise work and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and customer service skills and an ability to liaise with a broad range of people.
  • Ability to negotiate innovative and practical solutions to issues arising from planning permit applications.
  • Proven ability to work well in a team environment and mentor more junior staff.

Why Wellington?

Wellington Shire Council uses award-winning technologies to seek and implement innovative improvements across the organisation. We work hard to position ourselves as a leader in local government, continuously improving our diverse range of services for the betterment of our community.

We offer a rewarding culture of innovation, flexibility and continued learning in a collaborative, supportive environment.

Wellington Shire Council is committed to upholding the Child Safe Standards and associated legislative requirements.

Wellington Shire Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is proud to encourage applications from people of different backgrounds, abilities, ages, genders and/or sexual orientations and gender identities.

About Wellington

Wellington Shire is Victoria’s third largest municipality. Its 10,924m2 extends from the High Country through the Gippsland Plains to the famous Ninety Mile Beach. Sale is less than 3 hours drive east of Melbourne and the region boasts excellent sporting, educational, and recreational facilities. Visit to find out why the Wellington Shire is a great place to live and work.

How to Apply:

Applications must address the Key Selection Criteria as outlined in this advertisement and will be accepted no later than Midnight Sunday 4 August 2019.

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