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Principal Statutory Planner

Ballarat VIC, Australia

  • Permanent, Full-time strategic leadership opportunity with a Monthly RDO
  • Annualised Salary Package Band 7, $108,434 to $120,076 per annum inclusive of 10% statutory super
  • Exciting time to join Ballarat as we embark on a period of change
  • Permanent, Full-time strategic leadership opportunity with a Monthly RDO
  • Annualised Salary Package Band 7, $108,434 to $120,076 per annum inclusive of 10% statutory superannuation
  • Exciting time to join Ballarat as we embark on a period of change

Have you ever thought about working in a picturesque and evolving regional historical Victorian city? Do you aspire to work across the spectrum of planning applications, and do you aspire to enjoy a work/life balance within a supportive team environment?


About the City of Ballarat

The City of Ballarat, 100km west of Melbourne’s CBD is one of the largest inland regional cities in the country. Ballarat is uniquely located with easy access to Melbourne, Geelong and Bendigo and is the Western Victorian capital for a region of 250,000 people.

The City of Ballarat has a growing economy that attracts and retains innovative businesses, employs a highly skilled workforce and attracts new residents whilst promoting the city’s unique heritage and vibrant cultural life. It has all the services, retail and entertainment opportunities you'd find in a capital city but with a relaxed country attitude. With affordable housing at a fraction of Melbourne prices and a progressive leadership team, now is a great time to join the City of Ballarat in this exciting leadership role.


The Role

Reporting to one of three Statutory Planning Coordinators, this position forms a key part of the Statutory Planning Team. As a senior member of the team, the Principal Statutory Planner is required to act as a leader within the unit, provide specialist advice to internal and external stakeholders and make recommendations in response to more complex proposals and applications. This position will require ongoing interaction with community groups and professionals within the development industry, as well as continued relationship building with internal departments, external authorities and other agency stakeholders.

Council recognises new ways of working and the successful candidate can expect a flexible working environment. Council is also cognisant of the fact commuting can often impact one’s work-life balance and this will be factored into discussions with the successful candidate when negotiating working arrangements.  


About You

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, the City of Ballarat is seeking a town planning professional with demonstrated technical experience, leadership and motivational skills and well- developed interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise and clearly communicate with community groups and professionals alike.


Key Selection Criteria

  • Qualifications and/or experience as outlined
  • Proven experience in the leadership and development of staff by coaching, motivating and influencing.
  • Ability to identify potential complex problems and circumstances, identify key issues and possible solutions and make consistent decisions based on clear and logical
  • A proven ability to provide a high level of customer service in a timely and professional manner.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, with the ability to liaise and communicate with all levels of management, Councillors, colleagues and the public.
  • Demonstrated experience in identifying and implementing process improvements in alignment with corporate
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate and mediate suitable solutions to complex planning problems, often in the face of broad
  • Relevant experience in preparing and delivering submissions and successfully advocating on behalf of Council at the Victorian Civil and Administrative


To Apply

To apply for this position please click on the Apply button and submit your application.

The closing date for this position is 12 noon Monday 31st January 2022. Please ensure that you provide a cover letter, current resume and answer screening questions based on the key selection criteria.  


The successful applicant will be required to undergo a full employment medical and police check.  Covid-19 Vaccinations are required for this role.


For any additional questions, please contact Connor Perrott, Manager Statutory Planning on 0419 108 257.


The City of Ballarat is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to providing a safe and inclusive working environment that embraces and values child safety, diversity and flexibility. We welcome applications from all walks of life and celebrate the diversity and richness this brings to our workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from people living with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer.  We support flexible and accessible working arrangements for all and are committed to ensuring that all jobs in our workforce can be performed flexibly. If you're short listed for a role and are looking for flexibility, we encourage you to start the flexible working conversation with the hiring manager to find out what options may be possible for the role you're applying for.  

Principal Statutory Planner - PD - 2021 (1).pdf

Contract Type: Permanent

Job Classification: Consulting & Strategy

Reference ID: LS000086

Date Posted: 14/01/2022