Senior Planning Officer

$88,176 - $100,896 yearly
  • Victoria Park Town Council
  • Perth WA, Australia
  • 04 May, 2022
Full time Administrative, Clerical and Office Support Customer Service, Receptions, and Complaints Strategy and Planning

Job Description

Town of Victoria Park | Perth Metropolitan

Closing date: 16/05/2022

The Town is seeking a highly motivated and suitably experienced Senior Planning Officer team in a full-time permanent capacity.

Your new role

The successful applicant will assist the Coordinator Urban Planning in the day to day operation of the Urban Planning team and assist in the approvals process as both a senior and key member of the team. The Town offers the opportunity to be involved in a wide range of interesting issues including residential character, urban design and revitalisation, incorporating significant developments on the Burswood Peninsula, Albany Highway and elsewhere.

Key responsibilities include:

  • decision making under delegated authority

  • preparing reports and recommendations on planning applications, policies and issues including complex matters

  • facilitating good development outcomes

  • providing guidance and advice to Planning Officers

  • providing professional planning advice to the community, Government agencies, developers and other departments on statutory planning matters.

What you’ll need to succeed

  • formal tertiary qualification/s in town planning or related discipline

  • previous demonstrated town planning experience at a senior level, working in a multi-disciplinary organisation

  • demonstrated ability to provide high quality customer service

  • excellent knowledge of the statutory planning framework.

The benefits of working for us

  • salary range of $88,176 - $100,896 per annum

  • up to 16% Council superannuation contribution

  • five weeks annual leave

  • work-life balance including flexible working arrangements, easy access to public transport and our famous Albany Hwy café strip

  • job share opportunities may be considered

  • free use of gym and aquatic facilities (conditions apply)

  • ongoing training and development

  • exciting change-creating projects!

Sound like you?

For further information on this position and how to apply please visit our website –

All applications must address the bolded selection criteria in the position description. This should be included in your cover letter and accompanied by your CV.

The Town of Victoria Park is committed to equal employment opportunities and providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.

We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds. Applicants who identify as Aboriginal, live with a disability, CaLD or LGBTQI+ are encouraged to apply.

The Town of Victoria Park complies with all State Government Health directives related to COVID-19 mandatory vaccination of critical workers in WA. Applicants and current employees of the Town must therefore be willing to provide evidence of their vaccination status as requested by the Town in order to continue to comply with all State Government Health directives.

Closing date: 4 pm Monday 16 May 2022

Job Closing Date

16 May, 2022