Strategic Planner

$89,674 yearly
  • City of Melbourne
  • 90-120 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
  • Jan 11, 2021
Contractor/Temp Strategy and Planning

Job Description

Reference Number


Employment Type

Temporary, Maximum Term Contract


City Strategy


Council House 1, 200 Little Collins Street

Position Summary

$89,674 plus 9.5% Superannuation

Maximum Term Contract to 30 June 2022

We are the City of Melbourne, a place to be bold and inspirational.

We are rapidly transforming to meet the evolving challenges faced by a global city. With a vision of being a leading organisation for a leading capital city, our mission is to create positive impact for our community. Each day, we work with passion and purpose so that together we achieve incredible things.

Together we Make the Difference

How this position will Make the Difference to City of Melbourne…

The broad purpose of your role will be to provide high quality professional strategic planning expertise and advice, developing and contributing to strategies, masterplans, structure plans, infrastructure contributions plans, planning policy and projects that shape the city and their implementation. In doing this, you will:

  • Manage branch projects to deliver them on time, on budget and to the agreed quality,
  • Support senior team members to deliver projects,
    Work collaboratively with other team members whether in a lead or a support role,
  • Undertake research and provide support to the branch regarding these projects and other strategic planning tasks relevant to the City,
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of Council-wide strategies, plans and policies as they relate to land use and development, and to the development of State and Metropolitan strategies, plans and policies as they relate to the City of Melbourne and its infrastructure needs, and
  • Participate in programs for continuous improvement of the way the branch works to improve the quality and productivity of the branch.

You can bring… (Selection criteria)

  • Ability to demonstrate and display City of Melbourne Values – accountability, integrity, courage, respect for self and others, and striving for excellence.
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in urban planning or a related field and experience in the planning and design of urban renewal projects
  • Demonstrated understanding of Victorian planning system and relevant legislation, and range of issues impacting upon capital city strategic planning and urban renewal
  • Demonstrated understanding of the practical implications for local government in the implementation of development and infrastructure contributions systems
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, plan and manage projects and tasks, and to implement projects on time and on budget
  • Demonstrated ability to develop effective working relationships and work collaboratively with various stakeholders with divergent views, successfully negotiating to achieve target outcomes
  • Demonstrated experience in developing creative and innovative, implementable solutions to problems including the ability to conceptualise future opportunities and to develop and assess various scenarios and alternative policy outcomes.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and demonstrated experience in communicating in a variety of forums and media
  • High level computer skills including the use and application of the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), and ability to employ graphics tools for analysing, devising and communicating strategy and policy with maps, plans and diagrams, and ability to apply Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

By joining us, you will become part of a remarkable team who work in a constructive and inclusive culture to shape the future of this city. Together, we champion difference, celebrate achievement and recognise positive impact.

To view the physical requirements of this position, please see below under Position Information.

How to apply…

As part of the online application form you are required to:

  • attach your resume
  • attach a separate cover letter, responding to the selection criteria (no more than two pages), as listed above under ‘You can bring…’

Please address your covering letter to Sarah Lowcock, Team Leader City Planning, City Strategy

Applications will be accepted up until 11:45pm Sunday 17 January 2021

The position description for this role will not be provided at this stage of application.

For those interested in working with us, the City of Melbourne offers a great range of benefits. If you have any questions, or for more information, please contact

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City of Melbourne is proud to be a workplace that champions diversity. Our commitment is for our people to be safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from people regardless of their gender identity and expression, ethnicity, cultural background, sexual orientation, disability and age. We look for the right values, skills and knowledge to build our capabilities so that we can best deliver for our community.

Closing Date


Position Information

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Application Guide

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Job Closing Date

Jan 17, 2021