Greening Whittlesea Planner


City of Whittlesea



Salary etc:

$97,785 p.a. + super & flexible working (Band 6). Permanent, Full-time.

  • 19-day month with RDO or 9-day fortnight option, your choice!

About Us

The City of Whittlesea is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Australia. As a local government organisation, we play a pivotal role in the everyday lives of 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 and diverse, providing a great environment to work in and succeed.

About Us - Landscape and Open Space Planning Team

We are a small but mighty team providing four Council Services, Landscape Assessment, Landscape Surveillance, Open Space Planning and Greening Whittlesea. We are the sponsors of the public realm and stewards of the Open Space Network and Tree Portfolio. Our work is guided by W2040 Strategies and the strategic plans we oversee including the Open Space Strategy, Greening Whittlesea Strategy, Landscape Guidelines, standards and policy.

The Role

Make a difference in our community!

The Greening Whittlesea Planner champions, co-ordinates and drives the implementation of the Greening Whittlesea Strategy with the objective of Council becoming an exemplar in the protection, enhancement, management, and engagement of the City Forest. Working with professionals across Council we are rapidly transforming to meet the evolving challenges faced by a contemporary future focused City and the critical role our City Forest plays.

About you

You are passionate about making a difference to the liveability and sustainability of the environment and have worked in Local Government or the environmental sector. You have qualifications in landscape archictecture, environmental science, open space planning, or similar with skills in GIS and graphic representation. You enjoy working in a dynamic, collaborative team setting and engaging the community to make positive change.

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

At the City of Whittlesea, we value diversity and appreciate everyone's strengths. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects our municipality. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, people with a disability and people identifying as LGBTIQ. The City of Whittlesea is also a Child Safe employer.

Council is committed to providing an inclusive workplace that encourages employees to participate, without discrimination, in both work-related and other activities conducted within a work context, with the support of workplace adjustments. Where possible, the Council will identify and resolve potential barriers to the recruitment and employment of people with disabilities within the organisation. .

If you require a workplace adjustment to support you during the interview process, please email human.resources@whittlesea.vic.gov.au with your request outlining your preferred method of contact. Workplace adjustment (also known as 'reasonable adjustment') is defined as: 'Whatever is considered necessary and achievable to enable an employee to perform their job role efficiently and to the best of their abilities'. A Workplace adjustment can be requested at any stage in the recruitment process and/or as a part of the employment of an individual.

We are happy to take applications from international candidates if you have a valid Visa to work in Australia.


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