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Principal Planner - Innovation

Wonthaggi VIC, Australia
Sunday 09th May 2021
$96,781 – $108,179 plus superannuation
2021 04 21 position description Principal Planner Innovation

From surfing to cycling to wining and dining, and everything in between, Bass Coast provides the perfect balance of rural, residential, and holiday lifestyles for all to enjoy - all with stunning backdrops of beaches, bushland, and rolling hills.

A fast growing peri-urban coastal shire with a strong focus on the balance of environment, economy, and community. The environment is our economy. To meet the needs of our fast growing status our organisation has been reimagined to meet the current and future challenges. Our organisation is underpinned by the principles of:

  • We deliver
  • Placing the customer at the centre of everything we do
  • Being a part of something bigger

With a proven track record of investing in our people, we attract high quality applicants who want to contribute to our community, excel in their careers, and live the values of Excellence, Passion, Imagination, Integrity & Courage.

Bass Coast Shire Council is seeking a Principal Planner - Innovation

Capitalise on our community’s assets, inspirations, and potential in this multifaceted role. This position provides the opportunity to help shape our beautiful landscape, design future communities, and protect all that is special about beautiful Bass Coast.

Reporting to the Coordinator Statutory Planning and working with a team of Planning professionals, this position is responsible for ensuring the continuous improvement of our processes, systems, and structures.

Your expertise in Planning, process improvement, and stakeholder engagement will ensure your success in this role.

Applicants must provide their resume and a covering letter (maximum 2 pages) specifying what they will bring to the position.

For more details on this position you can download the Position Description (181 kb) or contact Donna Taylor, Manager Strategy and Growth on 0466 329 838 or 1300 BCOAST (226 278)

Applications close Sunday, 9 May 2021

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Supporting documentation

Applicants must address the key selection criteria (found in the position description), and attach a cover letter and resume.
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Equal Employment Opportunity

At Bass Coast Shire we value the right of every employee, councillor, contractor, volunteer, and customer to be treated with respect, dignity, and courtesy.

We do not tolerate any forms of:

  • bullying
  • harassment
  • discrimination
  • threatening behaviour
  • sexual harassment
  • equal opportunity breaches

Council is committed to providing a workplace that provides fair and equal opportunity to all in accordance with equal opportunity principles.

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