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Principal Planner

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Job Ref:  3291
Employer:  Mackay Regional Council
Job Type:  Full Time
Address: 
Mackay QLD 4740, Australia (Show on map)
Salary and Benefits:  95309.00 - 103469.00
03/08/2018



Principal Planner



This is an exciting and rare opportunity for an experienced planning professional to join the Strategic Planning team and help shape the future of the Mackay Region. Council is seeking an experienced Town Planner to lead local area planning projects in Council's Strategic Planning team, to ensure the planning scheme, policies and planning instruments remain contemporary, encourage investment, drive innovation and achieve appropriate urban design outcomes. You will work with a multi-disciplinary team of planners and engineers to plan the future of our urban, rural and natural areas in achieving a sustainable, contemporary and vibrant Mackay Region. 


To be successful in this role you will have:

  • relevant tertiary qualification in urban planning and a minimum of eight years’ experience in strategic planning 
  • a minimum of eight years experience in the practice of land use planning 
  • proven ability in planning, and/or strategy and policy development
  • strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • the ability to build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders


Why work for Mackay Regional Council?

Mackay Regional Council is committed to providing a positive work/life balance, giving you ample opportunity to explore endless beautiful beaches, scenic drives past the sugar-cane fields to Eungella National Park and beautiful forests, parks, gorges and secret swimming holes in the Mackay Region. In addition, Mackay Regional Council provides competitive remuneration packages including attractive salary, hours, employee benefits and training and development opportunities. 


In return for your valued contribution you will be rewarded with;

  • Annual salary range from $95,309 - $103,469
  • Up to 18% superannuation (conditions apply)
  • Choice of 4 or 5 weeks’ annual leave 
  • 17.5% leave loading
  • Flexible work arrangements 
  • May be eligible for salary sacrificing options 
  • Membership to lifestyle benefits program including corporate discounts
  • Study and assistance programs for career development
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee health and wellbeing initiatives
  • Active social clubs


Interested?

To apply, you will need to submit a cover letter, resume and a full response to the selection criteria. The position description can be found attached to the vacancy on Council’s website.


Short-listing of candidates will be based upon an assessment of how well the following selection criteria are addressed. It is therefore essential that you set out your application in a way which maximises the way which your skills and competencies can be assessed against these criteria. 


Description of your skills, knowledge and abilities in clearly identified groupings by criterion is preferred to general comments or submission of a curriculum vitae only.


Applications Close: 23 August 2018

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