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Strategic Planner

Location:
Moree, New South Wales, Australia
Posted:
2018-11-09
Advertiser:
Moree Plains Shire Council - 102835
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About the Opportunity

Moree Plains Shire Council now has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Strategic Planner to join their Planning and Community Development team. This is a full-time role based in Moree, Northern NSW, approximately 1.5 hours drive from the Queensland border.

 

Reporting to the Director of Planning and Community Development, this is a key position within Council, taking carriage of, and providing oversight of the strategic land use planning functions of Council, under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act and related legislation.

You will ensure strategic land use planning is consistent with, and supports, Council's Community Strategic Plan, and you will engage with the wider community and relevant stakeholders in strategic planning activities and initiatives.

More specifically, some of your key duties will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Ensuring Council's Land Use Planning documents are maintained and updated in accordance with statutory requirements and in a timely manner;
  • Ensuring submissions are made on all legislation, policies and issues which may significantly affect Council’s strategic land use planning;
  • Identifying areas of strategic planning are undertaken in accordance with the strategic planning work schedule, which is grounded in the Community Strategic Plan and Council priorities; and
  • Attending consultative forums within the region as appropriate and disseminating relevant information back through Council.

 

To be considered for this position you will hold tertiary qualifications in Urban and Regional Planning or similar and have demonstrated experience in a similar role, with at least some of this gained recently in a Local Government environment.

To view the position description containing a full list of responsibilities please click 'Apply Now'.

About the Benefits

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Strategic Planner to make their mark within a regional Council and truly make this role their own.

Ideally nestled on the New South Wales and Queensland border, Moree is a town rich in culture, heritage, agriculture and natural assets with each component intertwining to define the characteristics of both the town and the community. With an old-world ambience, it offers a fantastic family friendly lifestyle, affordable housing and plenty of infrastructure including cafes, restaurants, art galleries and more.

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with anattractive remuneration circa $81,348-$87,448 + super, negotiable with skills and experience. You will also have access to a range of additional benefits including salary sacrificing options, a 3-weekly RDO and relocation assistance, should you be moving to the region.

About the Organisation

Moree Plains Shire Council’s mission is to lead the way in fostering a healthy, positive and well-resourced community. Council is recognised as an Employer Of Choice and is committed to providing employees with a happy and healthy working life experience in order to foster a productive workforce.

Whether you are after a tree-change or a chance to take your career to the next level, or both, don't wait - Apply Now!