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Closing on: Jul 15, 2022

About the Great Ocean Road and Coast and Parks Authority 

The Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority (the Authority) was established on 1 December 2020 to deliver better protection and management of the iconic coast and parks of Victoria’s Great Ocean Road.     

In partnership with our Traditional Owners, our role is to manage, protect, rehabilitate and foster resilience of the natural, cultural and heritage values of coastal Crown land and marine waters along the Great Ocean Road.

As a public land manager for the Great Ocean Road coast and parks, we manage a wide variety of public land from National Parks to coastal beaches to town foreshores. We also lead visitation policy and planning for the scenic landscapes along the Great Ocean Road to manage visitation ‘hot spots’ and provide a great visitor experience.

All revenue raised through our commercial endeavours is reinvested back into the coast to ensure the Great Ocean Road region can be enjoyed now and for generations to come.

About the Planning Team 

The Planning team provide high level leadership and support across the organisation in strategic and coastal planning. The team are responsible for the development of strategic plans and govern strategy to guide the use & development of crown land and parks.

We ensure all works undertaken by the Authority complies with obligations under land use planning, environmental, heritage, coastal management and other relevant legislation, policy, and regulations. The team also provide input and advice to planning and strategy development of key partners and agencies in the region.

Purpose of the position

The Strategic Planning Senior Officer position is responsible for the development of strategic documents that will facilitate a considered and coordinated approach to the achievement of the Authority’s remit. This position will be central to the preparation and implementation of land use, infrastructure and place-making strategies and the execution of master plans. 

In this position, high quality and timely specialist advice to Authority staff and external stakeholders is a must to ensure positive outcomes. In addition, professionally managing and delivering strategic planning projects and participating in multi-disciplined project teams is required.

Qualifications and experience:

  • A recognised tertiary qualification in town planning or a related profession
  • Demonstrated experience in the field of strategic planning or statutory planning with a proven ability to obtain, critically analyse and interpret data and complex information to produce land use, infrastructure and place-making strategies
  • Demonstrated project management experience relevant to the role and an ability to manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated experience in building and maintaining positive and productive working relationships with team members and all key stakeholders
  • Substantial experience and skills in strategic planning, with an emphasis on working under the Marine and Coastal Act 2018.


Applications for this position close at 9.00am, Friday 15 July 2022.

Applications require:

  • A current resume
  • Response to key selection criteria (no more than 2 A4 pages)

All applications will be treated in strict confidence. 


Job Category: Head Office
Job Type: Full Time
Fixed Term: 2 years
Job Location: Torquay