New face in Planning and Building


New Manager Planning and Building Services Aaron Moyne says joining the Corangamite Shire team has been a refreshing career change and a chance to broaden his horizons.

“It’s an opportunity to develop my management skills, take greater responsibility and continue my professional development in local government,” he said.

“I’m also excited about working in a great part of the state, a really good region with a strong agricultural sector and key environmental assets.

“I’m buoyed by the direction Council takes in promoting economic growth and business investment.”

Aaron leads a team of seven staff who provide statutory planning services—such as issuing permits; strategic planning—which involves growth and development opportunities, and building services—issuing permits and inspecting construction.

“My vision is to provide strong accessible planning and building services for the community, to support sustainable long-term growth of the Shire, and build community relationships,” he said.

After growing up in the Adelaide Hills, Aaron graduated from the University of South Australia at the start of 2011 and went on to spend seven and a half years at Moyne Shire Council.

Beginning as a statutory planner, he moved on to be the Strategic Planning / Energy and Major Projects officer.
“That involved me representing Council on major projects including renewables,” he said.

“I spent a lot of time liaising with wind farms in their project development and planning application processes and representing Council’s position and advocating for the community.

“The experience I gained in the energy and major projects role exposed me to projects of a large scale and the issues and infrastructure associated with the projects which was important to understand the views of the community and improvement which could be made to the planning system.

“There are a number of operational and approved projects in Corangamite, with new projects to begin construction early in 2019 and with that Council plays a direct role through overview and administration of planning permits.

“With those projects come considerable impacts but also important benefits for the local community and the Shire.”

You can contact Aaron or any member of the Planning and Building Department by phoning 5593 7100.