Vacancy Details

Statutory Planner 

  • Salary starting at $82,620.20 per annum plus superannuation 
  • Full-time role with genuine work-life balance and flexible working arrangements   
  • Assess and determine a wide variety of planning permit applications 


About Us 

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

We are a values driven organisation that is committed to building healthy and engaged teams who 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.   

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About the Role 

We have an exciting opportunity for a Planner to join our team in undertaking the assessment of planning permit applications for new development proposals and changes to land use activities.   

As a member of the Planning team you will be expected to: 

  • Determine planning permit applications and other planning matters in accordance with the statutory requirements and the council’s policies and procedures 
  • Respond to and provide advice and recommendations on a wide range of planning matters.  
  • Build relationships with the development community in order to enhance the physical and natural environment of the city.   
  • Assist in the preparation of submissions by other officers at VCAT. 
  • Represent the council at developer forums, planning consultation meetings, mediation sessions and other information provision forums. 
  • Brief the council and the council’s executive on planning proposals.  
  • Contribute to the efficient and effective operation of the statutory planning service through positive participation as a team member.  

What you will bring 

We are looking for applications that address the following selection criteria: 

  • Tertiary qualification in town planning or other relevant field at degree level or equivalent, or the ability to actively demonstrate working towards a tertiary qualification in town planning or other relevant field at degree level or equivalent. 
  • Experience in the planning sector dealing with a variety of planning matters. Experience within a Victorian local government setting desirable.  
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and customer service skills to communicate and liaise with counterparts in other organisations to discuss and resolve specialist planning matters.  
  • Previous demonstrated experience preparing for VCAT or executive leadership forum. 
  • Ability to contribute to the efficient and effective operation of the statutory planning service through positive participation as a senior team member and provide support to junior staff in the assessment and resolution of planning matters.  
  • 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 

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Use the apply button to commence your application. 

To apply applicants will be required to provide two documents;  

  • a cover letter addressing your suitability for the position (see the “What you will bring” section above. Support on how to address this selection criteria can be found here) and,  
  • a current resume. 

The successful applicant will be required to provide a copy of a National Police Check and Current Drivers Licence prior to commencement. 


Enquiries: Team Leader Statutory Planning - Kathryn Oswald | 0435 276 190 |  


Applications close Monday 11:59pm, April 17, 2023 


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 submit your application or to fully participate in the selection process, please contact us.