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Open Space Planner


City of Whittlesea


Melbourne, Victoria

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Salary $88,113 + super + RDO (Band 6). Permanent, Full-time.

About Us

The City of Whittlesea is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Australia and as a local government organisation we play a pivotal role in the everyday lives our community. Our vision is to make Whittlesea 2040: A Place For All by ensuring our residents can enjoy access to local services, facilities and infrastructure.

Our staff are passionate, skilled, experienced, and diverse, providing a great environment to work in and succeed.

The City of Whittlesea Public Realm

Located on the northern edge of metropolitan Melbourne covering an area of approximately 489km2, of which around 70% is rural and 30% being urban. The Urban Growth Boundary separates the well-established and developing suburbs to the south, and rural and designated Green Wedge Land to the north.

The City of Whittlesea public realm includes a sprawling open space system of over 2,000 parks, sports and conservation reserves, waterways, urban and rural streetscapes and town centres. It is also home to a diverse City Forest including Metropolitan Melbourne’s largest portfolio of protected Eucalyptus camaldulensis.

As one of Victoria’s fastest growing municipalities we add hundreds of new assets to this open space system every year through urban development contributions and our own sizable capital works program. We are guided by ambitious and well-supported open space strategy documents and strong conservation and environment provisions in our local planning scheme.

Across the City there is also a strong recognition of the Wurundjeri connection to culture, with culture being the interconnection of land, water, vegetation, and fire.

The Role

Join our experienced, friendly, passionate team and make a difference in our community!

Our highly skilled and professional Landscape Development Assessment Team are responsible for overseeing the large range of vibrant new public open spaces and streetscapes delivered in the growth areas of the municipality each year.

This role provides a unique opportunity to play your part in the full subdivision development process from reviewing high level strategic documents and planning permit applications, to applying your analytical and problem-solving skills on the ground. This valuable work ensures the landscape works delivered by developers are constructed and maintained in accordance with Council standards and industry benchmarks.

You will play a key role in shaping and creating well-designed, liveable and vibrant neighbourhoods for our community to live in now and in the future.

About you

You naturally have an analytical mind, strong written and verbal communication skills and have a keen eye for detail. You are creative, passionate and are able to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Ideally you will have experience in growth area subdivisions and are driven to find quality outcomes for the community.

If this sounds like you, then you should definitely apply!

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