Principal Planner

  • Band 7 salary range: $92,581 to $103,604 plus 9.5% Super
  • 12 Months maximum term position (flexible working arrangements)
  • St Kilda location

About the Organisation

The City of Port Phillip is an inner-city council with around 1000 employees who deliver more than 100 programs and services to our residents, businesses and visitors. These range from childcare and immunisations, to libraries, management of parks and open space, rubbish collection, road maintenance and more.  

About the Role

Progress your career in our dedicated and highly skilled planning department, which is focussed on the delivery of high quality customer service and timely planning decisions to the community.

This 12-month position will sit in the Gateway team.   and will assist the Planning Co-ordinators whilst also being responsible for managing a large caseload of major planning permit applications, including associated correspondence, regular interactions with stakeholders and submissions to VCAT.

Skills and Experience

  • Tertiary qualification in Town Planning / Urban Studies / Environmental Planning or a closely related field together with several years experience in a similar role.
  • Considerable experience in a local government town/urban planning office and VCAT, preferably in Victoria.
  • Demonstrated experience in assessing complex proposals within the context of relevant Acts, regulations, Planning Scheme provisions and planning and related policies.
  • Experience in heritage, urban design and use of public land issues.


People enjoy working at the City of Port Phillip because we are a welcoming, healthy and inclusive workplace.  We offer a vibrant and diverse work environment where our employees can develop both professionally and personally whilst planning and delivering a range of important services and programs to the community.


  • We offer a workplace which accommodates your working style and needs.
  • Be supported and empowered by a leadership team that is community focused, with a strong desire for change and a culture that encourages teamwork and innovation.
  • Training and development opportunities, study assistance, flexible working conditions, paid parental leave, an active social club, a health and wellbeing program, and a well- regarded

All applicants must provide a Cover Letter in response to the key selection criteria which is located on the last page of the position description. The Cover Letter should be no longer than 2 pages and include each heading in the Key Selection Criteria.

Applications close midnight Wednesday 13th November 2019

The City of Port Phillip is an equal opportunity employer, committed to an inclusive and accessible environment where diversity is valued.

City of Port Phillip has zero tolerance for child abuse and is a committed Child Safe organisation, so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

04/11/2019 $0 CBD & Inner Suburbs 1 Design & Architecture
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