Committed to the creation of better environments
Mecone is a leading urban planning, policy and development advisory consultancy with offices in Sydney, Western Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. Favouring balance between human needs and the natural environment, Mecone provides practical, economically viable and sustainable advice and development services to private sector and government clients.
What is Mecone?

Mecone is a mythical Greek City. Known as the city where humans came into conflict with the gods resulting in the gods taking fire away from humans – humankind’s most precious natural resource.

To us, Mecone represents the need to find balance between human needs and the natural environment. It also represents how humanity benefits from the natural world and how conflicts with the environment can have major impacts.

Why Mecone?

We are highly experienced in the provision of statutory and strategic planning services, policy advice, urban graphics and mapping in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. We are leaders in Urban Analytics and Policy, having worked on some of the largest and highest profile projects in Australia.

Mecone is selected as a preferred consultant and is placed on the consultancy panels for a number of government organisations including the Department of Treasury, Transport for NSW, Local Government Procurement, Roads and Maritime Services, Barangaroo Delivery Authority and NSW Health for the provision of planning and development advisory services.

We also have strong relationships with private stakeholders, developers, land owners and specialist consultancy firms.

We have long-standing and very good relationships with numerous local Councils and excellent established relationships with State planning authorities in NSW and VIC.

Careers at Mecone

Mecone is a national company of urban planning specialists providing advice and services in strategic planning, statutory planning, and Urban Analytics and Policy.

Our projects span across the residential, commercial and industrial sectors, ranging from inner city mixed use development to large scale housing estates in growth areas. Our focus is on high quality negotiated development outcomes, working with some of Australia’s most reputable developers, Architects and allied consultants.

Current opportunities

Sydney – Associate Director

About Mecone

Mecone is a national company of urban planning specialists providing advice and services in strategic planning, statutory planning, integrated land use and transport planning and urban analytics.

We have a new opportunity for an experienced Associate Director to join us in our Sydney CBD office or our Parramatta CBD Office. This position is an exciting opportunity for energetic and self-motivated Urban Planners to work on a range of projects across Metropolitan Sydney, with a focus on large scale transformational projects.

Position Description

The role will provide urban planning services as a part of Mecone’s Statutory Planning Team, which has a focus on major statutory and strategic planning projects.

Consultancy Services

  • Employ a thorough understanding of statutory, strategic and land use planning principles at a strategic and technical level to provide practical and expert planning advice to clients and the project team.
  • Provide high-quality deliverables across all three business areas including but not limited to Planning Proposals, Statement of Environmental Effects, Strategic Planning Reports, Clause 4.6 Variations, Expert advice and reports for Land and Environment Court,
  • Direct and independent contact as a senior representative of Mecone, with senior government agency staff (Council, DPE etc) to progress planning applications and consulting work
  • Prepare, or manage the preparation of high quality planning reports.
  • Direct contact with senior government agency staff.
  • Ability to attend and represent Mecone is a key team leader at client workshops/meetings and provide advice on planning matters

Project and Team Management

  • Ability to manage and progress projects with minimal oversight including direct contact with client PMs.
  • Awareness and tracking of project budgets.
  • Management and prioritisation of competing deadlines, alerting Directors where capacity issues are foreseeable.
  • Prepare monthly invoices for review by Directors for projects.

Marketing and Business Development

  • Prepare fee proposals and tender responses.
  • Awareness of planning trends and ability to identify further work opportunities from these for existing jobs and clients
  • Contribute to the development of innovative analytical tools or digital products (desirable)

What we’re looking for:

  • Degree qualified in relevant discipline.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Around 6-10 years’ experience, with prior experience in both private and public planning roles preferred.
  • Confidence in decision making and ability to work independently.
  • Australian citizen or appropriate work visa.
  • Commitment to workplace equality and environmental sustainability.

In return we offer:

  • Part of a national company
  • Interesting and varied work exposure.
  • A dynamic and friendly environment.

All interested parties are to submit a CV, along with a cover letter through SEEK outlining why their experience would make them suitable for the role.

For any queries please contact Ian Cady (Sydney) at icady@mecone.com.au or Adam Coburn (Parramatta) at acoburn@mecone.com.au

Brisbane – Senior Town Planner / Planning Lead

About Mecone

Mecone is a national company of urban planning specialists providing advice and services in strategic planning, statutory planning, integrated land use and transport planning and urban analytics.

We have a new opportunity for an experienced Senior Town Planner / Planning Lead to join us in our Brisbane CBD Office. This position is an exciting opportunity for energetic and self-motivated Urban Planners to work on a range of projects across Queensland, NSW and Victoria, in the Statutory Planning and the Policy and Urban Analytics Team.

Position Description

The role will provide urban planning services as a part of Mecone’s Statutory Planning Team and the Policy and Urban Analytics Team with a focus statutory planning, development applications, planning lead/team leader and business development.

Consultancy Services

  • Employ understanding of statutory, strategic and land use planning principles at a technical level to provide practical and expert planning advice to clients and the project team.
  • Provide high quality planning advice in a responsive, consistent, accurate and professional manner.
  • Interact with technical professionals from other disciplines such as economics, design, transport etc, the project team, and other stakeholders within multi-disciplinary planning projects.
  • Prepare, or manage the preparation of high quality planning reports.
  • Direct contact with government, clients, consultants staff.

Project and Team Management

  • Ability to manage and progress projects with minimal oversight including direct contact with client PMs.
  • Awareness and tracking of project budgets.
  • Management and prioritisation of competing deadlines, alerting Directors where capacity issues are foreseeable.
  • Prepare monthly invoices for review by Directors for projects.
  • Assist in leading a team of Town Planners.

Marketing and Business Development

  • Prepare fee proposals and tender responses.
  • Awareness of planning trends and ability to identify further work opportunities from these for existing jobs and clients
  • Contribute to the development of innovative analytical tools or digital products (desirable)
  • Ability to increase Mecone client base and attracting new business opportunities.

What we’re looking for:

  • Degree qualified in relevant discipline.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Around 10 years’ experience, with prior experience in both private and public planning roles preferred.
  • Confidence in decision making and ability to work independently.
  • Australian citizen or appropriate work visa.
  • Commitment to workplace equality and environmental sustainability.

In return we offer:

  • Part of a national company.
  • Interesting and varied work exposure.
  • A dynamic and friendly environment.
  • Opportunity for future growth within the company.

All interested parties are to submit a CV, along with a cover letter outlining why their experience would make them suitable for the role.

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