Job Details

Open Space Planner

City of Whittlesea

16 October 2020
30 October 2020
$88,113 + Super + RDO
Justin goon

Open Space Planner

Permanent, Full time
Band 6
Salary $88,113 + Super + RDO

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 and diverse, providing a great environment to work in and succeed.

The City of Whittlesea Public Realm

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. The City is home to a diverse City Forest including Metropolitan Melbourne’s largest portfolio of protected Eucalyptus camaldulensis. 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 designated Green Wedge Land to the north. 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

Make a difference in our community!

Be part of a friendly, passionate and professional team responsible for the planning, provision and development of high quality, functional and vibrant public open spaces and streetscapes throughout the growth areas of the municipality. 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 to ensure 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!

 Want to know more?

The full Position Description is available on the careers at Council page at If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact Phillip Smith, Team Leader Landscape Development Assessment on 0436 019 846.

To apply for this position, you must address the Core Capabilities outlined in the Position Description.

**Applications close 11.45pm on Friday, 30 October 2020.

Please note all applicants must apply online and no late applications will be accepted.

 * You must have the right to live and work in Australia to be eligible for this vacancy.

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, 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 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.

Note: Applicant must have a legal right to work in Australia

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