Anyone know why Victoria has taken the occupation of urban planner of their skilled migration list? I went into seek.com.au and their were 26 positions advertised for regional victoria in the middle of economic crisis? Is this Further proof that lobbying for planning is almost non exist? I see that PIA actually does lobbying for policy changes in terms of housing afordability, sustainability, etc.
Here is a link to one the NSW department of planning did...
What is happending to the profession? It seems we are going backwards from the PIA inquiry in 2004. I have friends from the UK and North America in planning that are interested in migrating, but its almost impossible with the occupation of urban planner as it is not on the Occupation in Demand List. Experienced planners over 30 cannot get in under the current rules unless an employer is willing to sponsor them. And with the number of graduates from Australian universities deteriorating each year, what does the future hold?