Town of Mosman Park

Senior Statutory Urban Planner – Temporary full time – 12 month

Posted: 28 Jul
Closes: 16 Aug
Mosman Park


At the Town of Mosman Park, our people are at the heart of everything we do.

Each day, we are encouraged to work with purpose and passion so that together, we can shape the future of our Town and make a remarkable difference to our community.

Mosman Park is located approximately 14km from Perth and a stone’s throw from Fremantle. Nestled between Cottesloe, Peppermint Grove, and North Fremantle; we are uniquely positioned between the picturesque Indian Ocean and the beautiful shores of the Swan River.

We are a small and vibrant local government, focused on connecting with our close-knit community between river and sea.

We’re seeking someone with vibrancy, curiosity and ambition to deliver great things for the Town and our residents.

By joining us, you’ll have access to amazing lifestyle benefits and entitlements to help you achieve your full potential:

  • 5% leave loading, two extra days of leave each year
  • Additional superannuation (subject to individual contribution)
  • Flexible working arrangements (including a 9-day fortnight)
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Wellness programs, including an Employee Assistance Program
  • Free parking, and close to public transport

Things you'll love:

  • Working for an organisation that supports you every step of the way
  • Being part of a place that really values a work/life balance
  • Working alongside a friendly and motivated group of people
  • The feeling of being valued, respected and having equal access to opportunities

The position:

You will be passionate about turning challenges into opportunities to contribute to balanced outcomes, and advocate and develop future-focused policy. Your professional knowledge and practical experience will be highly valued as part of a collaborative team.

As a dedicated leader, the Senior Statutory Urban Planner will have the ability to negotiate, influence and lead effectively to drive a culture of innovation, agility and customer-focused excellence during a time of change and opportunity.

The successful applicant will possess;

  • Bachelor of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning or similar
  • Prior experience in assessing statutory planning applications and strategic planning projects.
  • Developed knowledge of the Western Australian Urban Planning Framework
  • Experience in processing JDAP applications, SAT Appeals, Scheme Amendments & Local Development Plans
  • Prior experience producing high quality reports to Council.
  • Prior experience in problem solving and negotiating with clients.
  • Prior experience in leading projects autonomously and as part of a team
  • Developed communication, written, oral and presentation skills including conflict resolution.
  • Developed time management and organisational skills.
  • Well-developed computer skills.
  • Well-developed customer service skills.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience

About you…

Do not let the size of the Town fool you, as the challenges here are fast paced, high demand and diverse. You liaise with internal and external customers in a professional and courteous manner and proactively contribute to the organisational culture in a positive way.

The Town welcomes experienced planning officers who are driven and wanting to step up to a Senior position. We will also consider a 12 month secondment arrangement if you are working in a state or local government planning department currently.

Work Related Requirements

The recruitment process requires applicants to obtain a police clearance and undergo a pre-employment medical, including a drug and alcohol assessment.

The Town of Mosman Park also requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their start date to ensure the optimal wellbeing of our people. If you are applying for a role at Town of Mosman Park, please consider this requirement when submitting your application.

Salary Range: $88,845-$92,434 - per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Information: Human Resources on 9383 6600

How to Apply: Applicants are encouraged to submit the following:

  • A 1-2 minute Video submission introducing themselves and answering the following question:
  • Why do you want to work for us and what is the main strength you will bring to this position?

Written application including resume, cover letter and statement addressing the following Selection Criteria:

  • A developed understanding of planning principles and practice, legislation;
  • the ability to prepare well-written, accurate and grammatically correct documentation;
  • Experience in assessing JDAP applications, SAT appeals, Local Development Plans and Scheme Amendments
  • Developed problem solving and negotiating with clients or applicants.

Complete applications should be emailed to

Close Date: 17pm Monday 15 August 2022

The Town reserves the right to commence recruitment prior to this date.

Applicants are required to demonstrate a commitment to the Town of Mosman Park’s ACE values of Accountability, Connection and Excellence.

The Town of Mosman Park has an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the workforce, increases the effectiveness of teams. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.