Strategic Planner

Job No: NGSC255
Location: Stawell

Job Type Full Time - Permanent
Package $84,382.10 per annum
Position Description Strategic Planner

About us

Northern Grampians Shire Council has a diverse employment base, across 14 worksites in the Grampians Region of Victoria and employs people to provide services and governance to local communities. We offer flexible work arrangements, providing access to relevant training and professional development opportunities with a variety of employee benefits. We promote innovation, responsiveness, respectfulness and continuous improvement as our core values

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Covid-19 Vaccination

Northern Grampians Shire Council requires all staff to have had a minimum of two vaccination doses, dependent on the position's work area.

About this role

This role is responsible for providing high level strategic land use planning, policy development, advice and research expertise to the Council for the long term benefit of the community of Northern Grampians Shire Council. 

Key Responsibilities

  • To provide high level strategic land use planning, policy development, advice and research expertise to the Council for the long term benefit of the community of the Northern Grampians Shire. 
  • To coordinate and facilitate the preparation, implementation and review of local planning policies, Strategy Plans, Local Structure Plans and Development Contribution Plans within the Shire. 
  • Contribute to the monitoring, review and maintenance of the Planning Scheme in order to satisfy statutory requirements, including assisting in the preparation and processing of all types of Planning Scheme Amendments. 
  • Assist in the management of specialist consultants to ensure best practice planning outcomes and compliance with Council and State Government requirements 
  • Assist in monitoring, analysing and interpreting demographic, housing and employment data, and growth trends, plus other statistical indicators. 
  • Model Council values and be an integral member of the Northern Grampians Shire team including participating in team projects, and proactively responding to customer requests. 
  • Ensure Council’s Service Standards are met, customer requests are handled efficiently in a knowledgeable, confidential and timely manner ensuring delivery is responsive, first point issue resolution and customer centric. 
  • Perform, as directed, other duties that are within the limits of the incumbents’ skill, competence and training. 

About You

  1. Bachelor or Diploma of Town Planning or equivalent as well as strategic planning experience 
  2. A good understanding of the Victorian planning legislation framework and experience in providing specialist advice on strategic planning projects, with a number of stakeholders 
  3. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, gain cooperation and influence a wide range of individuals, groups, organisations and other stakeholders 
  4. High level of project management skills 

How to apply

  • Download and read the position description.
  • Attach a cover letter and resume.
  • Submit your application by following the process on this page.

If you'd like to know more contact Justine Kingan, Manager Economic and Community Futures at or call 03 5358 8700. 

Applications close 12.00pm Monday 19th September 2022

Northern Grampians Shire Council is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to being a child-safe organisation, with zero tolerance for child abuse.


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