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Town Planner

Meander Valley Council - Westbury, TAS

Government, Defence & Emergency
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Town Planner

  • Are you a versatile Town Planner with demonstrated experience in strategic and statutory planning?
  • Would you like to work in a picturesque location close to regional cities?
  • Do you enjoy working as part of a supportive and collaborative team?

About the Meander Valley:

Meander Valley is located in Northern Tasmania and has some of the State’s best short walks, world heritage listed wilderness, cycling trails, trout fishing and gourmet food producers. Those who live and work in Meander Valley enjoy a rural lifestyle that is centrally located, close to serviced towns and an easy commute to the regional cities of Devonport and Launceston.

About the Role:

Meander Valley Council is seeking applications for a versatile Town Planner having demonstrated experience with both strategic and statutory planning, to complement the skills of the existing Town Planning team. The role will have a focus on strategic planning whilst also supporting the day to day statutory planning function, with the duties including:

  • Receiving enquires from the general public relating to development application, strategic planning, and general planning related matters and provide advice accordingly.
  • Assessing a broad range of development applications including major and challenging developments.
  • Implementing Council’s Planning Scheme.
  • Representing Council on planning matters at the Resource Management and Planning Appeals Tribunal and Tasmanian Planning Commission.
  • Providing input to the review and development of Council’s policy documents.
  • Researching, analysing and reporting on changes to Tasmanian planning legislation, policy and guidelines.
  • General planning duties related to statutory regulations.

The position is offered on full time basis. Annual salary will be negotiated subject to applicant’s suitability within a range of $79,639 - $102,763.

What You Need to Succeed:

You will possess tertiary qualifications in Town Planning and will bring demonstrated experience relevant to the position. Your strong communication skills and ability to solve problems coupled with your can-do attitude will be key to your success.


If this opportunity sounds like it could be the next step in your Town Planning career and you would like to further discuss the role, please contact Director Development and Regulatory Services, Krista Palfreyman on 03 6393 5322 or email: krista.palfreyman@mvc.tas.gov.au

How to Apply:

To be considered, applications are to be addressed to the Human Resources Officer and must include:

  • an application form
  • a cover letter
  • a resume
  • a statement addressing each of the focus questions

To obtain an application form and to view the focus questions listed within the job specification and position description for the role please visit: https://www.meander.tas.gov.au/current-employment-opportunities

To be considered applications are to be submitted directly to Meander Valley Council by email to: recruitment@mvc.tas.gov.au

Applications Close:

Friday 14 May 2021 at 9:00am

Job Snapshot
  • Employer: Meander Valley Council
  • Job Type: Full Time Permanent
  • Location: Westbury, Tasmania, TAS
  • Region: Rural/Other
  • Date Posted: 27/04/2021
  • Closing Date: 14/05/2021
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Westbury, TAS

Government, Defence & Emergency


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