Senior Planner

City of Moreton Bay

City of Moreton Bay is Australia's third largest local government spanning rural townships and urban centres, coastal villages and thriving business precincts. Council employs a workforce dedicated to servicing the needs and enhancing the lifestyle of residents, providing more than 100 services to the community across road and transport infrastructure, parks, sport, rubbish collection and community and cultural facilities. Together, we make a significant contribution to local lifestyle, community and economy.

Only considering candidates eligible to work in Brisbane, Australia ⚠️

The details:

  • Permanent Full Time
  • $101,881pa + super (up to 12%) + leave loading Qld Local Government Industry Award (Stream A) - Level 6 of EBA5
  • 9 day fortnight
  • 72.5 hour fortnight
  • Hybrid, flexible working environment, including some work from home days.
  • Location: Caboolture

About the opportunity

As a Senior Planner within the Development Services team, you will provide specialist advice and lead the assessment of moderately complex development matters relating to the land use impacts of development for the major growth area of Waraba (formally known as Caboolture West), one of Southeast Queensland’s newest and largest greenfield growth areas expected to be home to 70,000 residents over the next 40 years, totalling around 3,156 hectares.

Additionally, you will:

  • provide technical oversight and guidance to other technical experts in the review and assessment of development applications
  • undertake site inspections and investigations
  • lead the levying and recovery of the cost of infrastructure, including negotiation of moderately complex infrastructure agreements
  • refer development applications or prepare recommendation for review and decision

About You:

We are looking for a Planner that has experience and knowledge in the delivery of planning assessment and compliance services, and an understanding in the principles and practices relating to urban design and placemaking. You will be someone that has extensive knowledge and understanding of relevant planning and development legislation and policy, as well as State planning policy, the SEQ Regional Plan, the Planning scheme, and the adopted infrastructure charge resolution.

You will also have:

  • degree in Town Planning or equivalent qualification
  • general Induction Licence (White card) and Current C class driver’s Licence
  • experience in providing technical oversight and direction to technical specialists and junior planners
  • strong influencing skills with the ability to negotiate moderately complex infrastructure and other commercial agreements
  • ability to build and maintain strong relationships across a range of diverse internal and external stakeholders

Position Description

Download FilePosition Description_Senior Planner - Development Services.pdf

Why join the City of Moreton Bay Team?

As the third largest local government area in Australia and the fifth fastest growing region, the Moreton Bay region boasts beautiful beaches and waterways, amazing manufacturing hubs and picturesque hinterland hamlets. Moreton Bay has a strong and connected community that enjoys all the traditional Jinibara, Kabi Kabi and Turrbal country has to offer within our region.

With a diverse workforce of more than 2,000 team members dedicated to servicing the needs and enhancing the lifestyle of nearing 500,000 residents, each team member has an intrinsic ability to impact our community. Whether you’re a manager or working on the frontline, your role will make a difference - bring your expertise and join our driven team today.

Aside from an opportunity to build a rewarding career within a diverse and growing organisation, we offer a range of team member benefits including:

  • Discounted Health Insurance.
  • Free flu vaccinations every year.
  • Fitness Passport program offering discounted membership for you and your family to selected facilities.
  • We are proud to offer opportunities to develop your career within a local government organisation and our team members are encouraged to undertake study for career development in their area of employment under our Study, Training And Research Scheme (STARS).
  • Generous employer and employee super contribution scheme.
  • Salary packaging options on novated leases, superannuation payments, smartphones and devices.
  • We want you and your family to feel well supported when you need it most - as a team member you will have access our 24/7 confidential counselling service, leader support hotline, chaplaincy program and our Mates in Construction program.
  • Our Caboolture office is in close proximity to public transport networks.
  • Flexibility depends on the type of work you do but could include options such as work from home, part time, 9-day fortnights and flexible days. Talk to us about what flexibility means to you!

How to Apply

Click on the 'Apply' button below to complete your online application. Please upload your current resume that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of this role.

Please note: applicants will be required to undergo a National Police History Check as part of the recruitment process for this role.

To obtain further details please contact our Careers team at [email protected].

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Delivering sustainable services to enhance the lifestyle of Moreton Bay residents.

Working Week

We work a 9 day fortnight. That's 9 slightly longer days over 2 weeks (80 hours total), with every second Friday off.

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Our Vacation Policy

We offer 31 days of PTO, including leave loading and public holidays.

Remote Working Policy

We offer hybrid work environment with some work-from-home days.

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Generous parental leave
  • Dentalcare
  • Equipment allowance
  • Professional Development Budget
  • Mental Health Support

Our Team

We're a team of 1.2k across 16 departments:

  • engineering
    86
  • support
    55
  • education
    51
  • business development
    31
  • operations
    20
  • arts and design
    19
  • media and commmunication
    18
  • legal
    14
  • finance
    11
  • +7 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Urban design
  • Placemaking
  • Planning assessment
  • Compliance services
  • Legislation knowledge
  • Policy understanding
  • Technical oversight
  • Site inspections
  • Negotiation skills
  • Stakeholder management

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