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Principal Planner - Appeals Advisor

Full Time

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Job no: 492629
Categories: Engineering

Band 7 - $94 -$105,000 (+ 9.5% super)                       

The Council

Located in Melbourne’s leafy south eastern suburbs, City of Monash is a cosmopolitan and culturally diverse community.

This dynamic Council fosters a culture of collaboration. You will be joining a large, cohesive planning team who pride themselves on achieving the best planning outcomes for the community and its residents.

The Planning team are also moving towards an exciting time of cultural and technological change. You will be given the opportunity to contribute, influence and guide change and process improvement during this transition.

The Role

This is an engaging, newly created role within the planning team with a VCAT focus.

You will be responsible for facilitating the Council’s busy appeals schedule. This role will provide for the coordination of appeal work with consulting and legal firms, involve representing Council at the Tribunal and provide support and mentorship for younger planners with their appeal work.

Monash handle approximately 200 appeals per year, some of which can be complex and challenging. This role is a fantastic opportunity for a planner who enjoys the thrill of defending council decisions at Tribunal.

To be successful in this role, you will have proven experience in planning advocacy at VCAT, panel hearings and similar forums.

The Benefits

With flexible working hours, access to Time in Lieu and a monthly RDO, you’ll enjoy a great work-life balance. Along with continuous professional development and training, you’ll work with a team that will invest in you and your career.

Based in Glen Waverley, the Civic Centre is a short walk from the train station and there are plenty of parking options nearby. You will love working right beside Kingsway with an abundance of food, entertainment and shopping options!

This team are a friendly and social bunch with an awesome health and well being program, regular team lunches, and you can even play the odd table tennis game in the office. 

At city of Monash Council we value all children and young people. We are committed to being a child safe organisation and have zero tolerance to child abuse. 

Council is also committed to flexible working arrangements and we embrace diversity and equity.


For further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Emma Murphy, Design & Build on (03) 8535 3100.

To apply, please submit resume and a response to the key selection criteria to

The closing date for this role is 23 January 2019.

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