Job Details

Recreation Planner

Melton City Council

19 February 2021
5 March 2021
Salary Range $84,067 to $91,546 pa + 9.5% Super + RDO
Aaron Biscan

Full Time Fixed Term Position until 30 June 2022

Salary Range $84,067 to $91,546 pa + 9.5% Super + RDO

About Melton City Council

The City of Melton is a place where everyone belongs. Our community is vibrant and diverse and one of the fastest developing in Australia. Our organisation strives to provide our community with state of the art, excellent amenity, health and wellbeing and to support our community to be a lifelong learning city. We invest in innovation and our people’s professional and personal development. We offer generous leave and flexibility that best suits your lifestyle and a collaborative and inclusive culture. You’ll be able to work close to home and have new cafes and shops opening every day amongst the heritage buildings and open green spaces of one of Melbourne’s fastest growing municipalities.

The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and motivated individual to join the Recreation and Youth Department as the Recreation Planner. We are looking for someone who has well established project management and communication skills, is hard working and thrives in a busy environment.

  • The position reports to the Recreation Development Coordinator
  • Stakeholders include community groups, contractors, funding bodies and residents
  • The position will plan for and provide advice on the provision of sport and recreation infrastructure and services for the Melton community.

Key Responsibilities

This position is responsible for developing and implementing strategies and policies relating to sport and active recreation for the Melton community. The position will provide policy advice, and strategic direction on matters relating to sport and recreation participation and infrastructure planning throughout the City of Melton.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have the following:

  • Qualifications in Recreation/Leisure Planning (or related discipline) or equivalent or several years of relevant experience in a related field.
  • Experience in in developing, implementing and reviewing strategic plans and policies.
  • A demonstrated understanding of community sport and recreation needs, trends and issues.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and an ability to gain the cooperation of a variety of internal and external stakeholders.

Culture and Values

Our vision for our community is to be: “a thriving community where everyone belongs” and that means there’s a place here for you too. Our organisational values represent us as an established growth Council and the values are reflected in everything we do; our decision-making, our actions and our service provision to the community. Council has a diverse and vibrant organisation and we’d love to have you join us to help shape a city for the future.

We are Vibrant Melton. Our values are:

  • Motivate
  • Empower
  • Lead
  • Trust
  • Open
  • Nurture 


There are a number of great reasons why our people love working at Melton City Council: 

  • 19 Day Month
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Extensive Career Development & Leadership Programs
  • Family Room available including Breastfeeding Facilities (Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace accredited)
  • Wellbeing initiatives
  • Social Club Activities
  • Subsidised Uniforms

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How To Apply

For further information about the position, please contact Aaron Biscan, Recreation Development Coordinator on 9747 5785.

To view Position Description and to apply, visit:

Applications close 5.00pm Friday 5 March 2021.


To be eligible for employment at Melton City Council you must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident of Australia or be legally entitled to work in Australia.

At Melton City Council we care for our people, we’re committed to the professional growth of our employees and support balance and flexibility. If you want to work with talented, passionate people and build a thriving and vibrant community, we encourage you to apply. We strongly encourage job applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, LGBTIQ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.


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

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