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Croydon, Victoria, Australia
5th July 2021
Millar Merrigan

Millar|Merrigan Inspires Better Living for our clients and employees with a friendly, professional and supportive work environment.

We are an integrated multi-disciplinary organisation and a specialised consulting group. Providing civil and construction engineering, town planning, asset recording, land surveying, landscape architecture and environmental services for a wide range of development projects. 

An enjoyable, personal and family oriented company culture which embraces personal development.

Millar Merrigan is situated in a convenient suburban location – Croydon Victoria.

This role is a newly created position to assist with the increasing demands of the Planning & Design department.

The suitable person will thrive is a busy environment and enjoys working towards team deadlines in an environment which embraces continuous improvement.

The Role:

  • Advise and assist multiple departments and Managers on a range of planning matters
  • Offer well researched and innovative planning solutions to achieve positive outcomes for our clients
  • Prepare planning applications and see them through the process to permit stage
  • Assist with post permit matters as required
  • Provide support to the Planning Manager
  • Mentor other staff members as appropriate


Provide planning department with senior level support including but not limited to:

  • Supply statutory and strategic planning and development advice to clients and internal enquires
  • Ability to ascertain required inputs for a project (such as plans and specialist reports)
  • Outline required scope internally and externally for a range of planning projects and obtain consultant quotations where required
  • Liaise, negotiate and respond with local government and authorities for approvals
  • Liaise, negotiate and respond with clients and sub-contractors throughout the planning process
  • Ability to deal with clients and review instructions under the guidance of the Project Manager
  • Provide input into fee proposals as requested by Project Managers
  • Strong understanding of statutory and regulatory requirements
  • Attend internal project and department meetings
  • Attend and present at a range of external meetings, including pre-application meetings, consultation meetings and Council meetings
  • Meet with clients under the instruction of the Project Manager
  • Manage permits that require professional assistance
  • Assessment of complex planning compliance matters
  • Investigating alternative solutions
  • Reviewing permit conditions and determining inputs required
  • Involvement in design reviews

Have proficient report, technical and business writing skills for:

  • Preparation of planning reports for a wide range of applications
  • Responding to Council and authority further information requests
  • Peer review of reports/letters

Have plan checking skills to:

  • Check a range of planning drawings including site analysis plans
  • Provide advice on compliance with planning policies including Rescode


  • Experience in VCAT report preparation and hearing attendance
  • Experience with rural planning projects
  • Ability to prepare farm plans and land management plans

Our Ideal Person:

  • Is Degree qualified with experience in a similar role
  • Will display all MM Values
  • Is relationship and solution focused


Please forward your application via the email link below