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Environmental Planner


Kingborough Council


Kingston, Tasmania

Salary etc:

$77,785 - $85,944 p.a. (based on FTE). Ongoing, Part-time.



Council has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Environmental Planner to join its Development Services team. Kingborough is experiencing rapid growth in development in our urban, rural, and coastal environments. This position is involved in the assessment of applications for development while balancing the competing needs for new or extended development and the natural environment. The role is also responsible for undertaking other statutory planning duties.

Ideally you will have a tertiary qualification in a relevant field such as environmental planning, natural resource management or statutory planning. Recent graduates in environmental science disciplines are encouraged to apply. The position requires the ability to interpret legislation and statutory planning controls, as well as strong organisational skills and communication skills.

The role is part time, 16-24 hours per week, and offers a salary based on a full time equivalent of $77,785 to $85,944 per annum, depending on skills and experience.

Mandatory Requirements


  1. A tertiary qualification in environmental planning, natural resource management, planning and/or another relevant qualification that will enable full membership of the Planning Institute of Australia.
  2. Demonstrated technical skills in environmental planning and natural resource management.
  3. Well-developed analytical, interpretative, and problem-solving skills and demonstrated ability to analyse statutory planning issues with professional support.
  4. The capacity to interpret and apply the requirements of the planning scheme, legislation, by-laws, and relevant planning policy frameworks associated with the statutory planning process.
  5. Sound knowledge of Tasmanian native vegetation communities, plant species and key habitats for threatened and iconic fauna species.
  6. Competent negotiation and interpersonal skills and the ability to liaise and negotiate with applicants and specialist consultants.
  7. Competent computer skills using MS Office software including Geographic Information Systems relevant to the role.
  8. Demonstrated ability to prepare clear and concise reports and correspondence on all matters relevant to the position.
  9. Ability to effectively plan, organise and manage own time to achieve targets within set timeframes.


  1. Current unrestricted motor vehicle driver’s licence.
  2. White Card – Working Safely in the Construction Industry or the ability to obtain this accreditation.

How to apply:

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Closing date:

13-Dec-2021, 10am