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Assistant Planner


Assistant Planner

  • Permanent Full Time
  • $71,856pa + super

About Us

At the Rural City of Wangaratta, we are more than just an organisation – we’re a community. Nestled in the heart of Victoria’s picturesque high country, we pride ourselves on supporting our staff and delivering exceptional service to our customers. Surrounded by stunning natural landscapes and vibrant city life, Wangaratta offers an ideal balance of work, leisure, and adventure.

The Opportunity

Do you have a passion for working through technical requirements and assisting customers through their subdivision obligations? The Rural City of Wangaratta are looking for an Assistant Planner for processing subdivisions, road naming applications, and providing reporting and administrative support to the planning team. This role will also provide support for our growth area planning, particularly managing the collection of developer contributions. As the Rural City of Wangaratta grows, we are working to improve our growth area and subdivisions processes to streamline planning services. This role is perfect for someone looking to expand their skills and assist our planning team to meet their statutory obligations. This role will work closely with the statutory planning team but also liaise with other internal Council units. Flexible working arrangements are available, and this role is primarily based in the Wangaratta office.

Why Work for Rural City of Wangaratta?

Joining our team comes with a variety of exciting benefits, including:

  • Inclusive, supportive, and nurturing work environment
  • Ongoing training and professional development opportunities to help you achieve your career goals
  • Corporate benefits, including flu injections and reduced gym memberships
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for mental health and wellbeing support
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Option to purchase additional annual leave for permanent full-time and part-time employees

For Further enquiries about this position should be directed to Holly Sawyer – Planning Coordinator on

Applications close at 3pm on Monday, 1st July 2024.

Rural City of Wangaratta is a child safe and equal opportunity employer. Employment applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged. In addition, applications for positions that work with children must provide referees who can comment on their experience working with children. These roles also require a valid Working with Children Check and all roles require a National Criminal History Check.

When submitting your application, you will need to include:

  • Your current contact details;
  • A cover letter to your application. This document is an introduction to your application and will generally include an outline as to why you have applied for the role;
  • A current resume with a minimum of two current referees;
  • A letter stating how you meet the key selection criteria, providing evidence that clearly demonstrates what you have achieved in relation to the position. It is helpful to use each selection criteria as a heading and then explain how your skills and experience meet that criterion; and
  • Copies of any relevant qualifications or licence.