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We are an industry leading multi-disciplinary, planning, urban design, and landscape architecture studio based in the ACT.

We are looking to appoint a Graduate Town Planner who wants to progress their career and play an active role in our growth.

In this role you will work closely with senior staff on a range of planning projects for a mix of public and private sector clients. This will give you direct exposure to clients and allied consultants.


About you

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • A passion for planning.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • A “can do” attitude.
  • An ability to work within tight timeframes and budgets.
  • An approachable persona and demonstrated ability to interact with various stakeholders.
  • A collaborative approach and a positive team player.

What we offer

  • Exposure to market leading expertise in town planning, urban design and landscape architecture.
  • Vast diversity of high-profile projects throughout the ACT and NSW including:
    • Masterplanned new communities.
    • CBD area renewal and redevelopment.
    • Infill and mixed-use proposals at a range of scales/densities.
    • Strategic planning projects including masterplanning, development of planning frameworks/controls in conjunction with State and local government.
  • Work alongside our urban design and landscape architecture teams.
  • Career progression through professional development opportunities (conference, seminars, events and opportunity to work closely with senior staff).
  • Be part of our growth.


  • Degree in Urban and Regional Planning/Town Planning/Urban Design.
  • High proficiency with written and spoken English including the ability to prepare clear and concise written reports to accompany development applications/planning proposals.
  • Candidates must hold Australian Working Rights.


  • Rudimentary understanding of town planning principles and methods and the ability to apply them in the ACT/NSW.
  • Ability to convey complex information and ideas clearly and through a variety of media to individuals or groups.
  • Ability to manage competing timelines.
  • Ability to work across several projects concurrently.
  • Ability to work in a focused, collaborative and diligent manner with other team members and subconsultants as required.
  • Strong problem identification and resolution skills.
  • Competency in use of AutoCAD and Adobe suite (InDesign) for applicants with urban design aspirations is highly regarded.


  • Day to day management of development applications and planning proposals.
  • Preparation of statutory and strategic planning advice under the direction of senior staff.
  • Liaison with clients, allied consultants, architects, project stakeholders, planning authorities and government officers.
  • Delivering key project deliverables within the required timeframe and project budget as guided by senior staff.


Salary package will be negotiated with the successful candidate and will reflect the qualifications, capacity, and experience of the candidate.

SPACELAB is an equal opportunity employer.


Please email your application to: admin@spacelab.net.au. and make sure you include your CV along with a detailed cover letter outlining why you would like to join our team. Previous applicants are encouraged to apply, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.