• Full time, Band 6 ($88,168 - $104,466) + Super + Monthly ADO
  • Hybrid work model, Officer location
  • Engage with diverse stakeholders and contribute to sustainable development in Cardinia Shire.

Together, Different Future     

As one of the fastest growing municipalities in Victoria, Cardinia Shire Council is a dynamic, progressive, and inclusive local council. Our success lies in working together, doing things differently and preparing for the future.       

We’re looking for people who dream big and want to be part of creating meaningful change in our community. 

About the Opportunity 

Join us as a Senior Strategic Planner, where you'll play a crucial role in developing and implementing strategic plans for Cardinia Shire, contributing to sustainable outcomes for the community in 2024 and beyond. 

We are looking for a passionate and energetic Senior Strategic Planner to play an important role in the delivery of planning services and the continued success of our team. As a Senior Strategic Planner, you will help to deliver positive planning outcomes across a large and unique landscape that includes precinct structure plans, activity centres, state-significant agricultural and industrial land, and suburbs and townships with unique character and values.  

Importantly, you will work within a supportive and collaborative team environment where your passion for achieving great planning outcomes, business improvements and personal development is encouraged and fostered. 

You will make an impact by delivering: 

  • Leading the development and implementation of an integrated strategic planning framework.
  • Managing a diverse caseload of planning scheme amendments, including large-scale and complex proposals.
  • Preparing submissions and representing Council at Planning Panels or Standing Advisory Committee’s and public forums
  • Undertaking research and developing strategic policies that synthesise the views, visions and needs of the community and other key stakeholders and incorporate them into balanced and cohesive strategic policies and plans to position Cardinia to meet the challenges of the future.
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders and government agencies.
  • Assisting with the implementation of precinct structure plans, structure plan and policies within growth areas, townships and rural areas.
  • Mentoring and guiding staff members to ensure the continued achievement of high-quality outcomes and personal development.

What you will bring: 

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic and well-rounded planner who thrives within a supportive and encouraging team environment and has a passion for achieving positive planning outcomes. They will bring a strong willingness to learn and develop not only themselves, but also contribute to the knowledge of the wider team.  

To be successful in this role, you will have the following: 

  • Tertiary qualifications in planning or a related field, or equivalent experience.
  • A sound knowledge and understanding of strategic planning and planning scheme amendment processes, including planning-related legislation.
  • Ability to research and analyse information and prepare concise reports and recommendations.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including report writing and presentation abilities.
  • Ability to work independently, make sound decisions, and handle enquiries effectively.
  • A current Victorian Driver's License.


  • Activity based and hybrid work model.
  • Opportunities to work on innovative and impactful projects that make a real difference to the community.
  • Professional development opportunities, including training and education programs, and leadership development initiatives.
  • A commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship, with initiatives to reduce the Council's carbon footprint and promote sustainable practices in the community.
  • A focus on work-life balance, with programs and initiatives designed to support employees' physical and mental well-being.
  • Discover these benefits and how we support and value our employees throughout their career journey.  Click here.

 To apply                 

  • Please complete the online application form, including your resume and a brief cover letter demonstrating your suitability to the role.
  • Applications close: 28 July 2024
  • For further information regarding the role please contact Marcelle Bell Coordinator Planning Strategy and Urban on (03) 5943 4287 or refer to the position description.

Cardinia Shire Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to an equitable, diverse, and socially inclusive work environment and a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. We welcome applicants from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, people living with a disability, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to explore career opportunities with Cardinia Shire Council. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application by contacting us on 1300 787 624.        

All successful applicants will be required to undertake a National Police Check and pre-employment medicals, certain positions may also require a Working with Children Check.               

You must have valid Australian Working Rights to be considered for this role.         

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Shire of Cardinia,Victoria,Australia

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