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Reference Number 14274
Position Title Senior Open Space Planner
Employment Status Temporary Full Time
Entity Strategic Planning
Geographical Location Frankston
Award Classification Award 7 - Band Levels 7
Hours Per Fortnight 72

Senior Open Space Planner 

Temporary until 31st of March, 2023

Band 7 - $97,222.36 + super


Frankston City Council is located on the eastern shores of Port Phillip Bay and is where the beach meets with the natural landscapes of the Mornington Peninsula. We are a diverse community that provides a vibrant lifestyle along with a growing economic and arts sector. Our leadership team is committed to building an engaged and collaborative culture where innovation and being future focused are the norm. If you want to help shape the future of Frankston, now is the time to join our team.


What we are looking for?


Council is looking for a Senior Open Space Planner within the Policy, Planning and Environment Strategy Department to manage the planning, design and delivery of projects and concepts for the Frankston’s Open Space network.


This role will drive Frankston toward a future open space network that sustains community health, happiness and environment giving way to a more equitable, liveable and sustainable city.


Your main responsibilities will include but are not limited to: 

  • Preparing and project managing open space planning policies, masterplans, concepts and strategies
  • Identifying any issues and providing advice on the implementation of the Frankston Open Space Strategy
  • Coordinating and liaising with government agencies, developers and the community as needed on open space related matters.
  • Assisting the Coordinator Urban Design Policy and Planning in leading a multi-disciplinary team.

About you

  • Tertiary qualifications in Open Space / Landscape / Urban/ Environment or Recreation Planning, Landscape Architecture or allied discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience in the development and implementation of open space strategies, masterplans, open space planning policy and strategic plans.
  • Successful track record in coordinating complex projects and influencing positive Open Space outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities and prepare work plans including community engagement.


Why you would like to join us?

Be a part of a workplace that is looking to transform the way that we work and build on our values “Kinder, Fairer, Smarter”. As an employee, you will have access to benefits such as:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Rostered Day Off
  • Access to professional and career development opportunities
  • Purchased leave

Frankston City Council is committed to building a culture that values diversity and promotes a workplace that welcomes and includes the unique contributions of all people.  We encourage applications from individuals of all ages, backgrounds and identities.


You will need to provide evidence of your right to work in Australia, certified copies of your qualifications, and a current Driver Licence & Working with Children Check. You must also be willing to provide a Pre-Employment Health Declaration and undertake a National Police Record Check.


Frankston City Council is committed to promoting and protecting children from abuse. We have zero tolerance for child abuse.


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Your career, Frankston’s future….

Selection Criteria
Contact Person Sally Prideaux
Contact Number 03 9784 1816
Closing Date 08/04/2021
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