Strategic Planner

$81,629 - $95,423 yearly
  • Swan City Council
  • Swan, WA, Australia
  • 26 May, 2021
Full time Strategy and Planning

Job Description

The City of Swan is the largest local government area within metropolitan Perth, with a unique urban growth profile. We are committed to seeking the right people and currently offer an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic professional to progress their career in Strategic Planning.

Working in our Local Area Planning and Policy team, the position is responsible for assisting in the development of Local Area Plans, preparing planning policies and undertaking Structure Plan assessments and other major urban growth projects. The role involves project management, report writing, stakeholder engagement, and provision of specialist advice as it relates to the planning and development of the City.

Selection Criteria: The qualifications and key skills required for your success in this role will include -

  • Tertiary qualification in Urban and Regional Planning or similar related discipline;
  • An understanding of how infrastructure provision, housing, demographic change, the economy, transport, social development, facility planning and community engagement interplay in a strategic land use planning environment;
  • Relevant Statutory and/or Strategic planning experience;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an exceptional ability to work as part of an integrated team;
  • Demonstrated project management, negotiation, influencing and relationship management skills;
  • Sound organisational skills and the ability to prioritise work and meet deadlines and;
  • Excellent report writing and analytical skills.

For full position details please refer to the Position Description

The salary for this position will be from $81,628.84 to $95,422.60 per annum, depending on the skills and experience of the successful applicant. You will also enjoy benefits including flexible working conditions, excellent leave entitlements, up to 15.5% superannuation, travel subsidies, comprehensive employee wellness program, generous study assistance and free parking.

For enquiries please contact Hannah Thorton, Coordinator Local Area Planning and Policy on (08) 9267 9288

To apply please submit your resume and a cover letter addressing the above selection criteria (no more than two pages) at

Closing Date: Sunday, 21 June 2020 (midnight Sunday)

Thankyou, recruitment agency referrals will not be accepted for this vacancy at this time.

The City of Swan is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. We provide merit based employment opportunities to people without any regard to race, gender, ethnicity, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression. We also actively encourage applicants from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, people with disabilities, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to explore the opportunity of a career at the City of Swan.

Job Closing Date

21 Jun, 2021