Victorian Planning Authority | Planning water and land

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Applications close 4 March 2024


Role length:
Part-time, Up to 4 years
Monthly, Half day meetings
Melbourne - CBD
$20,000 - $29,999

About the board

Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) Board

The Minister for Planning (the Minister) is seeking suitably qualified and experience persons interested in being appointed as a director to the Victorian Planning Authority (VPA) Board.

VPA is established under the Victorian Planning Act 2017, to provide advice and assistance that supports liveability, housing affordability, environmental quality and sustainability for the Victorian community. This includes coordinating the timely delivery of infrastructure and services, which takes into account nature and other hazards, and promoting the alignment of infrastructure decisions made by government with land use planning.

The VPA board is responsible for determining the general policies and strategic direction of the Authority.

For further information on the VPA and the board, visit

About the role

Board directors, working together under the guidance of the Chairperson, provide strategic direction in the best interests of VPA. Board directors are expected to actively contribute to board decisions, applying their specialist skills and experience to support the board in carrying out its statutory functions to support the government and the planning industry. Directors use their skills and expertise to support and inform the decisions of the VPA in its defined role. They are effective team contributors with a strong working knowledge of issues relevant to the Victorian planning industry and its consumers.

Term of appointment

Directors will be appointed for a term of up to four years and are eligible for reappointment. These positions are part-time positions.

Who we're looking for

Key selection criteria

Candidates will be considered on the basis of high-level skills, experience and knowledge in relation to one or more of the following areas:

  1. planning, including strategic land use planning in metropolitan or regional areas;
  2. infrastructure planning, delivery, policy and strategy;
  3. public administration and public policy;
  4. development;
  5. housing supply;
  6. corporate or public sector governance;
  7. economics;
  8. finance or financial management;
  9. management of business or commercial ventures; and
  10. local government.

Candidates’ with experience in finance and accounting, economics and local government will be viewed favourably. In addition to the mandatory skills outlined above, previous experience as a board director or in a leadership position, with demonstrated experience and understanding of the accountability of being a board representative or an executive/senior manager, will also be considered favourably. Candidates are advised that the term of office for the current chair of the board will expire on 30 June 2024. The current chair will not be seeking reappointment.

It is recommended that applicants download and read the attached position description before applying.

Diversity commitment

The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring our boards reflect the diversity of our communities to embrace our differences and apply diverse thinking to foster innovation. We encourage women, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from rural and regional communities, people with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and LGBTIQ+, as well as people of all ages to apply.

What you need to apply

Candidates who wish to submit an application will need to:

  1. register an account with the Join a public board website. Once you have registered an account, please click the ‘Apply Online’ button on the vacancy page. Here applicants will need to:
  2. provide personal and contact details;
  3. upload a current curriculum vitae (CV) / resume. The CV or resume should include the following details:
  4. complete a questionnaire outlining your relevant skills, experience and knowledge relevant to the role; and
  5. confirm acceptance of the privacy collection statement before submitting their application.
  • employment history including current position and responsibilities;
  • academic and vocational qualifications;
  • current memberships of Victorian Government public entities, statutory bodies, or advisory committees; and
  • current memberships of non-government bodies (i.e. boards, committees, councils or community groups).

Please note applicants are not required to submit a separate cover letter or statement addressing each of the key selection criteria.

Applications close on Monday 4 March 2024.

Selection process and checks

A selection panel will assess the applications against the relevant areas, shortlist applicants and conduct interviews.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to provide a declaration of private interests and undergo probity checks, including a national police check, these are detailed in the attached position description.

Recommendations of suitable candidates will be provided to the Minister for her consideration.

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