Fraser Coast Regional Council
Fraser Coast Regional Council has an operating budget of $266M and assets worth over $2.5Bn (2017).
The Council has a vision for their community of a diverse, strong and well governed region of vibrant places connected as a whole by their community spirit, respect for the natural environment and their innovative and diverse economy.
The council employs over 700 staff, and aims to provide a safe, secure and supportive environment where employees are encouraged and supported to reach their full potential.
The council’s culture and values represent the way in which they act and work together. These values are Trust, Respect, Accountability, Initiative, Teamwork and Service. Fraser Coast recognises that it is important for employees to be satisfied in their roles, to balance work and life demands and to deliver quality services to the community.
About the Region
The Fraser Coast is located within the Great Sandy Biosphere, which is part of a world network of Biosphere Reserves. It's also a mix of stunning landscapes, islands, cities and towns.
From Fraser Island - the world's largest sand island to the heritage streetscapes of Maryborough; from the rich farmlands of Tiaro, to the sheltered waters of Hervey Bay, one of Australia's most popular beach destinations, from old mining villages to peaceful seaside retreats set on the shoreline of the Great Sandy Strait.
The main urban centres are Hervey Bay and Maryborough, with numerous smaller townships and villages. The Fraser Coast Regional Council area encompasses a total land area of about 7,100 square kilometres, including national parks and state forests. Rural land is used largely for cattle grazing, sugar cane growing and timber production. Tourism is also an important industry.