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Strategic Planner

Maryborough, Australia

Reference: 5386823

  • Permanent full-time
  • $84,363 - $91, 851pa plus superannuation and RDO

About us

Located at the geographical centre of Victoria, within one hour's drive from Ballarat or Bendigo, and just two hours from Melbourne sits Central Goldfields Shire Council. Maryborough is the major business centre surrounded by seven townships that feature iconic heritage architecture. Agricultural industries spread across the municipality, and there are several major manufacturing, infrastructure, freight, printing and food production companies that call us home.

We are a dynamic organisation with a visionary and engaging executive, that look put value into what we do for our community, residents and business.

Our Values

  • Community and Customer Focussed
  • Collaborative and Inclusive
  • Challenge the Status Quo

About the role

With a vision of being a vibrant, thriving, inclusive community, our strategic planner is a key member of the strategy and economic development team focussed on delivering policies, strategic and implementing projects that achieve this.

The strategic planner will focus on land use and development policies that provide for economic and commercial and industrial growth while managing our natural environment.

You will bring demonstrated understanding of the Victorian planning system and relevant legislation, and range of issues impacting upon regional and rural councils and an ability to develop effective working relationships and work collaboratively with various stakeholders with divergent views, successfully negotiating to achieve good outcomes.

You will have tertiary qualifications in planning and have experience in working as a planner.

We offer flexible working arrangements, great training opportunities and a terrific team.

What we offer you

We are open to discussing the possibility of flexible working arrangements including part-time hours and flexible start and finishing times that work for both you and the organisation. You are welcome to discuss these opportunities at interview.

We offer a great salary, excellent growth opportunities and the ability to really influence the future of our council and its surrounds. If this sounds like you, be part of an innovative and committed council and apply today!

For enquiries, please contact Philip Schier, Manager Strategy and Economic Development, on (03) 5461 0610.

Applications close on Monday 15 March 2021 at 5pm

Interviews will be conducted between 23 and 25 March 2021.