Vacancy Details

Senior Strategic Planner 


  • Full time ongoing role | From 92,099.28 per annum plus superannuation. 
  • Work in one of the fastest growing urban areas in Victoria, while being surrounded by alpine areas, lake Hume and the Murray River, world-famous wine country and historic townships. 
  • Great work/life balance with hybrid and flexible working arrangements. 


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.   

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


About the Role 

The Senior Strategic Planner provides project management and technical expertise to support the delivery of key planning projects, particularly focused on Wodonga’s growing suburbs and the Leneva-Baranduda Urban Growth Area. 

Some of the duties of the role include: 

  • Provide project management, technical expertise and advice on land use strategies, structure plans, development plans, planning scheme amendments, growth area planning and infrastructure coordination issues;  
  • Maintain strong and effective working relationships with key stakeholders including land owners, key developer groups, internal Council units and major government agencies to ensure effective project delivery, coordination and support across Council and government; 
  • Provide knowledge and advice on social planning and community development outcomes; 
  • Support processes within council units particularly Statutory Planning around subdivision planning permits and Development Plans; 
  • Assist with the development and review, as required, of the Leneva Baranduda Precinct Structure Plan and other policies, standards and guidelines relating to planning and infrastructure coordination for the Leneva Baranduda Growth Area. 


What you will bring 

We are looking for applications showing us that you have:  

  • Tertiary qualifications in town planning or in relevant areas. 
  • A thorough knowledge, understanding and experience with Victorian planning provisions and development processes;  
  • Extensive demonstrated experience in strategic and/or statutory planning or in related fields. Experience within a Victorian local government setting advantageous;  
  • Demonstrated experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team and handling diverse and complex strategic planning and/or consultancy projects;  
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills advocating to internal and external stakeholders;  
  • Demonstrated experience in presenting to stakeholders or groups of individuals. Experience preparing for and presenting at Planning Panel advantageous; 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time, set priorities and organise work, both independently and as part of a team, to achieve set objectives. 


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 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  

Enquiries: Acting Team Leader Strategic Planning - Tegan McKenzie | 0401 122 244| 


Applications close Monday 11:59pm, March 20, 2023 


Position Description below 

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

  • A supportive team environment, 
  • employee health and wellbeing programs,  
  • flexible work arrangements, 
  • an active social club, 
  • learning and development opportunities, 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.