Expressions of Interest - Design Advisory Committee

Expressions of Interest to Join Frankston City Council’s Design Advisory Committee

Frankston City Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from members of the community to join the Design Advisory Committee.

About the Committee

The Design Advisory Committee will comprise six to eight members and will begin formally operating from January 2019.

The Committee provides a forum to discuss significant development applications within the context of Council’s role and influence in the Victorian Planning system. Applications may be considered significant because of their scale, complexity or because they are setting a new precedent for development.

The Committee’s primary purpose is to provide Council and officers with supplementary feedback pertaining to the design aspects of significant development applications. The functions of the Committee include:

  • Providing comment as requested in relation to selected projects and development applications, with the primary focus being new development within the Frankston Metropolitan Activity Centre
  • Providing comment regarding design aspects that are considered to be beneficial and / or detrimental to a development and its context
  • Providing comment regarding the ways in which the design of a development might be improved
  • Providing comment in relation to the consistency of a development with all relevant Council strategies, policies and guidelines
  • Providing advice to Council on contemporary building design and development practices

The Committee is not a forum for approval or otherwise of projects, but rather provides commentary and advice to Council which is the appropriate forum for procedural decisions.

About the Meetings

The Committee will typically meet on a quarterly basis, subject to the matters requiring attention. Meetings will be held after hours during the week at the Frankston Civic Centre, 30 Davey Street, Frankston 3199. The day of the meeting is subject to Committee member availability but will generally be held on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Meetings are expected to run for approximately 2 to 3 hours, subject to the matters requiring attention.

About the Positions

The successful candidates will have a relevant tertiary qualification and professional experience in one or more fields relating to the building design and development industry. For example: urban design, architecture, town planning or environmental engineering.

You will have an appreciation for, and understanding of design and development which is capable of satisfying the community’s social, cultural, environmental and economic needs.    

Ideally, you will be familiar with Frankston City and its key strategic, design and development policies (including state policy) and understand their implications for future development within the municipality.

The position is a 24 month appointment for the 2019 and 2020 calendar years and will be subject to review at its conclusion for reappointment.

The positions are voluntary, unpaid appointments.

Submission Details

Please be sure to read the Committee’s Terms of Reference before submitting your Expression of Interest.

Expressions of Interest are to be completed using the online link below:

Alternatively you may download an application form and email it to or post to Frankston City Council at 30 Davey Street, Frankston.

Submissions close 5pm Friday 14 December, 2018.

Contact Us

Frankston City Council
30 Davey Street
Frankston 3199
P. 1300 322 322

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