Permanent Full Time

$120,268.60 pa (plus 11.5% super and annual pay increases)

Vehicle Option Available

Flexible working arrangements available including flexitime, WFH and RDOs

Who we are

At Surf Coast Shire Council, we care about our people and our community, and we exist to support both to thrive. We are a region full of spectacular coastline, scenic rainforests, rural hinterland, and magnificent beaches, not to mention the Great Ocean Road, one of the tourists draw cards of Australia. The Surf Coast is among the fastest growing regional municipalities in Victoria.

Our employees enjoy a supportive and connected culture, flexible work-life balance offering hybrid flexible working options, free staff onsite parking and much more.

Your New Career

Our Statutory Planning team is regularly rated the highest performing peri-urban planning team and ranked in the top 20 planning teams in Victoria, implementing the Surf Coast Planning Scheme which is diverse, and responsive to the variety of land uses that the Shire has to offer.

What you will bring to the Role

A key focus for the role is to lead an excellent customer focused planning service that is reflective of the unique qualities of the Surf Coast Shire and consistent with the purpose of the Planning and Compliance Department ‘to help people understand and adhere to the planning system and balance varied interests to achieve enhanced outcomes, so that our environment and communities thrive and grow’.

As one of two Coordinators for Statutory Planning this position offers an opportunity to establish yourself in a leadership role, jointly leading the team in the delivery of a wide scope of planning work to our community from bushfire management to managing growth and tourism development to protection of our coastal areas and rural hinterland. 

To be successful in this role you will be an enthusiastic and motivated planning professional, who will in partnership with the other Coordinator Statutory Planning, lead a high performing statutory planning team focused on delivering a valued customer service experience to the Surf Coast Community.



  • Tertiary qualification in Town Planning or equivalent with experience in statutory planning.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and in partnership with the other Coordinator Statutory Planning to manage and lead the team.
  • Ability to jointly lead the team to deliver pragmatic, consistent and desired outcomes.
  • Experience in leading the team to deliver a highly customer focused experience with all customers interacting with the Surf Coast Shire Planning Unit.
  • Experience in leading motivating, managing teams and embedding a defined team culture.
  • Recognised as a people person with excellent internal and external relationship management and communication skills.


  • Current Victorian driver’s licence.
  • You have the Right to live and work in Australia.
  • A current WWCC.
  • Police Check results that are suitable for this position (will be arranged by Surf Coast Shire Council).
  • A complete international criminal history check is required if the person has worked or lived overseas for any period of time OR a complete national criminal history check is required if the person has only ever worked in Australia.


  • Experience in leading and managing a Local Government statutory planning team.
  • Experience in private business in consulting or a related planning field.

 What you’ll love working with us

Council embraces diversity and social inclusion and encourages applications from skilled people from all walks of life.

We recognise that our employees play a vital role in creating an innovative, safe, respectful and supportive workplace, living our values and delivering exceptional services to our thriving community. Our Council is committed to providing a workplace culture of equity, inclusion and diversity that eliminates all forms of discrimination, harassment and bullying.

There are numerous social activities throughout the year available as well as the benefits of:

  • Flexible working arrangements including working from home and flexi time options, RDOs
  • Employee Assistance Program and award-winning staff wellbeing program
  • Career development and learning opportunities, we help our people grow
  • Private use of Council vehicle
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Free onsite parking
  • Leave loading.

For More Information

More information on the role accountabilities and the key selection criteria can be found in the position description above. Select the "Apply Now" button and we'll be in touch with you shortly regarding your application. 

If you believe you have the knowledge, skills and experience to fulfil this role and would like further information, please contact Dee Gomes, Manager Planning and Compliance on 5261 0600.

How to apply

Applications are to be in Word or PDF format and should include a:

  • cover letter
  • statement addressing the selection criteria
  • copy of your resume.

Please note that only applications with a statement addressing the selection criteria will be considered for this position.

Applications close at 11.59pm Sunday 21 July 2024.





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Surf Coast Shire,Victoria,Australia

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