Job Details - Planner - Development Services

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497681 Planning Permanent Full Time Planning


As the third largest local government area in Australia and the fifth fastest growing region, the Moreton Bay Region boasts beautiful beaches and waterways, amazing manufacturing hubs and picturesque hinterland hamlets. Moreton Bay has a strong and connected community that enjoys all the traditional Jinibara, Kabi Kabi and Turrbal country has to offer within our region.

With a diverse workforce of more than 1900 team members dedicated to servicing the needs and enhancing the lifestyle of more than 469,000 residents, each team member has an intrinsic ability to impact our community. Whether you’re a manager or working on the frontline, your role will make a difference - bring your expertise and join our driven team today.

The Department

Development Services is shaping a better Moreton Bay by assessing and managing the effects of development on the community and environment of Moreton Bay, working in partnership with the development industry to design and construct infrastructure for the community as well as levying and recovering infrastructure charges to fund new and upgraded major community infrastructure.

About our opportunity

As a Planner in our Development Services team you will provide technical advice and undertake assessments of low complexity development matters relating to land use impacts of development to meet the needs of the community.

Through proactively engaging with key stakeholders, undertaking site inspections, and using your key research and analysis skills, you will prepare quality development application recommendations and assist in resolving land use issues and negotiating infrastructure agreements.

As our next team member, you will be focused on contributing to a positive team environment and achieving a high performance, continuous improvement and customer focused culture.

About you

We are opening this opportunity up to a wide range of experience levels, and encourage anyone with a keen interest to join our team to apply - whether you are due to graduate in a couple of months, just starting out in your career or have significant experience in this field. 

In addition to holding a degree qualification in Town Planning OR having experience in a Development Planning role, you will have a working knowledge of the principles and practices relating to urban design and placemaking. 

You will be a natural communicator with the ability to influence key stakeholders to support the negotiation of infrastructure and other commercial agreements. With an awareness of the principles and practices relating to the protection of the environment and the planning, design and construction of development infrastructure and landscaping works, you will quickly become a valuable member of our team.

The Details

Term: Permanent Full Time

Award/Level:  Qld Local Government Industry Award (Stream A) - Level 3 to 5 of the Moreton Bay Regional Council EBA4 Certified Agreement

The appointed wage level will be dependent upon the successful candidates level of experience, skills and qualifications. 

Location: Caboolture or Strathpine

  • $71,073pa to $84,340pa + super (up to 12%) + leave loading
  • 72.5 hour fortnight
  • 9 day fortnight


Why join the MBRC Team?

Aside from an opportunity to build a rewarding career within a diverse and growing organisation, we offer a range of team member benefits including:

  • Discounted Health Insurance.
  • Fitness Passport program offering discounted membership for you and your family to selected facilities.
  • We are proud to offer opportunities to develop your career within a local government organisation and our team members are encouraged to undertake study for career development in their area of employment under our Study, Training & Research Scheme (STARS).
  • Generous employer and employee super contribution scheme.
  • Our Caboolture and Strathpine offices are in close proximity to easy parking and public transport networks.
  • Flexibility at MBRC depends on the type of work you do but could include options such as work from home, part time, 9-day fortnights and flexible days. Talk to us about what flexibility means to you!

Position Description

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How to Apply

Click on the 'Apply' button below to complete your online application. Please upload your current resume that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of this role.

Please note: applicants will be required to undergo a National Police History Check as part of the recruitment process for this role.

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