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Sustainable Design Planner

City of Port Phillip
  • Salary range Band 7 $98,730 to $110,484 (pro rata) plus 10% Super
  • Permanent, part time 0.4FTE (two days per week)
  • Located at St Kilda Town Hall or with flexible working arrangements possible.

About the Organisation

The City of Port Phillip is an inner-city council with around 1000 employees who deliver more than 100 programs and services to our residents, businesses and visitors. These range from childcare and immunisations, to libraries, management of parks and open space, rubbish collection, road maintenance and more. City of Port Phillip has zero tolerance for child abuse and is a committed Child Safe organisation.

About the Role

Sustainable Port Phillip is one of Council’s five strategic directions. Council is recruiting a number of key roles to join a team of highly skilled professionals who are passionate about environmental sustainability and experts in their field.

This position has a focus on improving the sustainability of private buildings in the municipality through the application of Environmentally Sustainable Development (ESD) principles and policy during the statutory planning process.

The successful applicant will be responsible for building the capacity of the organisation to implement best practice Environmentally Sustainable Development, including improving collaboration, providing advice to staff and the development community.


  • Deliver high quality and timely professional advice and support to internal and external stakeholders to deliver on Council’s sustainability objectives.
  • Develop, review and deliver Council’s Environmentally Sustainable Development (ESD) policies, guidelines and practices.
  • Develop and maintain external partnerships to improve sustainability outcomes in the built environment.

Skills and Experience

  • Tertiary degree in Architecture, Planning, Sustainable Development or similar discipline.
  • At least 5 years relevant experience in planning, environment, sustainability, urban design or other relevant discipline(s)
  • An excellent knowledge and understanding of Victoria’s planning system, its application at the Local Government level and the ability to effectively communicate and apply this information


People enjoy working at the City of Port Phillip because we are a welcoming, healthy and inclusive workplace. We offer a vibrant and diverse work environment where our employees can develop both professionally and personally whilst planning and delivering a range of important services and programs to the community.


  • We offer a workplace which accommodates your working style and needs.
  • Be supported and empowered by a leadership team that is community focused, with a strong desire for change and a culture that encourages teamwork and innovation.
  • Training and development opportunities, study assistance, flexible working conditions, paid parental leave, an active social club, a health and wellbeing program, and a well- regarded Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Security Requirements and Professional Obligations

Pre-employment screening will apply to all appointments.

Prior to a formal letter of offer, preferred applicants will be asked to provide:

  • Evidence of mandatory qualifications/registrations/licences,
  • Sufficient proof of their right to work in Australia, and
  • Sufficient proof of their identity.
  • Evidence of COVID-19 Vaccination in line with CHO Direction.
  • Complete a National Police Check completed via City of Port Phillip’s Provider.

How to Apply

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All applicants must provide a Cover Letter in response to the key selection criteria located on the last page of the position description. The Cover Letter should be no longer than 2 pages and include each heading in the Key Selection Criteria.

Note: Only applications submitted via the online Recruitment Portal will be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be provided feedback

Further information can be obtained by contacting Zoe O’Mahoney, Acting Head of Sustainability and Climate Change via phone 0466 542 050, or email zoe.o’mahoney@portphillip.vic.gov.au, using the subject line: Sustainable Design Planner enquiry via EthicalJobs.

The City of Port Phillip is an equal opportunity employer, committed to an inclusive and accessible environment where diversity is valued.

If you have accessibility requirements or require an adjustment to participate in our recruitment and selection process, please contact David Crichton (HR Business Partner- Recruitment) on 0466 859 533 or email: recruitment@portphillip.vic.gov.au.

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