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City of Stonnington

City of Stonnington is a child safe and equal opportunity employer committed to an equitable, diverse and socially inclusive work environment and a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. We actively encourage applicants from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, people living with disability, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to explore the opportunity of a career at the City of Stonnington. If you have any support or access requirements, or would like to speak to someone about employment or an alternative processes, please contact Council’s Talent Acquisition team on 8290 1333.

We are building a safe and inclusive culture where our people are empowered to deliver their best work. Embracing innovation and change, we continually deliver richer and higher quality services to a vibrant, diverse and iconic municipality. We are passionate and energetic, working as one team to build a healthy, prosperous and sustainable community. Progress is important to us, and we and make it a priority to invest in our people’s wellbeing, growth and development.

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The City of Stonnington possesses a diverse range of high quality and well-maintained open space. Drawing on your passion for horticulture, you will pride yourself working in high quality parks and gardens within a positive and supportive team environment. You will be required to apply your comprehensive knowledge of the requirements of the various plants within in our City’s parks, reserves and streetscapes by identifying and undertaking the weed control, pruning, feeding, mulching and water requirements.

You will also carry out planting in Council owned parks, gardens and buildings – selecting plants based on horticultural knowledge.

This is a permanent part time position of 16 hours per week with a flexible work pattern. Based on those part time hours, the annual salary is $25,918 - $27,911 per annum + 10% superannuation.

  • Maintenance gardening skills capable of caring for a diverse range of open space settings, including significant parks and natural environment areas
  • Experience safely operating horticultural machinery in accordance with Safe Work Procedures and Safe Work Method Statements
  • The training and ability to carry out routine playground equipment inspections
  • Demonstrated industry experience relevant to municipal horticulture in significant and high profile public gardens
  • Effective communication skills to work cooperatively with staff, the community and Council customers.
  • The ability to implement Traffic Management Plans when working within any roadway
  • A relevant Trade Certificate, chemical users certificate and competent in the use of relevant mechanical plant, procedures and processes used within the unit with substantial relevant work experience

Join Stonnington today. Work that matters. People who make a difference.


For enquiries relating to the role, please contact Dominic Mazza on 0438 063 058.

For enquiries relating to the system and the application process, please contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team on 8290 1333.

Submitting your application

Please use your cover letter to demonstrate to us that you have what is needed to ‘thrive’ (as noted in the Success Profile) and to tell us more about you; such as what your career aspirations are (keeping in mind our commitment to your growth with educational assistance, training programs and development opportunities), or maybe what your experience and diversity of thought can bring to the team (we love new ideas!), or why you are looking to work at Stonnington (besides the fact that we’re an innovative inner city Council in a great location, going through a tremendous digital transformation, and offer a great work life balance with flexible working options, hybrid arrangements of home and office, monthly days off, and an award nominated wellbeing program).

To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

In line with the Chief Health Officers COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Direction, all persons engaged at City of Stonnington, regardless of their role, will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Successfull candidates will be required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status.

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