Vacancy Details

Senior Statutory Planner - Urban Growth  

  • Full time – Permanent role  
  • Salary starting at $93, 941.00 plus superannuation 
  • Great work-life balance | Flexible working options available 


Are you looking for an organisation that supports staff through career development and flexible work options? Do you want to escape the city life and experience a more relaxed regional lifestyle?  

Discover the Charm- Escape the hustle and bustle and discover a thriving regional centre nestled amid beautiful landscapes. . Wodonga City Council welcomes you to a community that offers both tranquility and opportunity.  

Breathtaking Surroundings- Explore the picturesque landscapes that surround Wodonga. From the majestic Murray River to the stunning views of the nearby mountains, every corner of Wodonga is a feast for the eyes and a balm for the soul. The Albury/Wodonga area is close to other attracting areas to visit, such as Beechworth, Bright, Wagga Wagga, Yackandandah and Mount Beauty, areas that can offer hikes, walks, shopping and eateries.   

Despite its tranquil setting- The twin cities of Albury and Wodonga, with a combined population of around 100,000 people, offers all the conveniences of a modern regional city. Enjoy shopping, dining, and entertainment options that rival those of larger urban centres, all while enjoying the laid-back atmosphere of a tight-knit community.  

Wodonga Council supports its staff in accessing genuine flexible work and leave options including working from home, flexible start and finish times, paid parental leave arrangements and purchasing additional leave.   

Want to read more about life in Wodonga? Click here or visit our website here. 

Wodonga Council is dedicated to providing high quality services across the community.  

We are a values-driven organisation that is committed to building healthy and engaged teams which benefit from our flexible work options, health and wellbeing initiatives, and development opportunities, so that we grow as individuals and as an organisation. We recognise the importance of balancing work and life and understand that priorities change with time.  

At Wodonga Council we offer meaningful work and take pride in what we do. 


The role:  

The Urban Growth Planner role plays a key role in shaping Wodonga’s new communities. You’ll enjoy working independently and fostering collaborative relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, guiding the subdivision process from application to lot release. 


Key aspects of the role include the following. 

  • Assess permit applications and Development Plans within Wodonga’s Growth Area in respect to the Planning and Environment Act 1987, Subdivision Act 1988, the Wodonga Planning Scheme and other relevant statutes and regulations in accordance with legislative requirements. 
  • Facilitate negotiations on planning matters between applicants, agencies, ratepayers and other interested parties 
  • Ability to provide advice to the manager planning and building and team leader statutory planning on policy, including the identification and analysis of a range of options for presentation to the Executive or the Councillors. 
  • Ability to solve planning problems and use creative thought and apply documented processes, procedures, guidelines and technical knowledge 
  • Ability to gain co-operation and assistance from clients, agencies, the public and other employees in fulfilling the defined responsibilities of the role 


Key Selection Criteria:  

  1. Our ideal candidate will be able to show us the following. 
  2. Tertiary qualifications in town planning or a relevant discipline with relevant experience (Victorian local government experience desirable). 
  3. Demonstrated experience in Growth Area planning and/or developer contribution management.  
  4. Excellent interpersonal, communication and customer service skills to communicate and liaise with counterparts in other organisations to discuss and resolve planning matters. 
  5. Ability to interrogate and resolve moderately complex planning matters.  
  6. Ability to manage time, set priorities and organise work, both independently and as part of a team, to achieve set objectives despite conflicting pressures. 


How to Apply 

Visit our website 

Use the “apply” button to commence your application. 

Applicants will be required to upload three documents.  

A document addressing the key selection criteria as outlined above (support on how to address this criteria can be found here

  • A brief cover letter 
  • A current resume 

Prior to commencement, the successful applicant will be required to provide the following. 

  • A copy of a recent National Police Check (less than 3 months) 
  • A current driver’s licence 
  • Any other mandatory requirements outlined in the position description (eg. first aid, CPR, WWCC, forklift). 

The completion of a pre-employment functional assessment (paid for by the council) might  also be required. 

If applicable, evidence regarding right to work in Australia will need to be presented. 



Team Leader Statutory Planning – Kathryn Oswald – (02) 6022 9374 


Applications close 11.59pm, Sunday, 5th May, 2024 

Position description below 

Wodonga Council is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. 

Wodonga Council is an equal opportunity employer and provides many benefits for staff, including: 

  • Employee health and wellbeing programs; 
  • Flexible work arrangements; 
  • Learning and development; and, 
  • Career pathways and opportunities. 

The organisation prides itself on having a positive and supportive culture. We are committed to ongoing learning and development opportunities to grow and enhance the skills of our staff.  We have a strong commitment to the council’s corporate values of trust, integrity, learning and respect. 

We encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community; people with a disability; people from any gender identity and sexuality orientation; and, people from every age, culture and ethnic background. 

If you have special needs that we can address to assist you to submit your application or to fully participate in the selection process, please contact us. 

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