Qualified Planner | Pivotal Council Role | Gympie - 40 mins from Noosa
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Gympie Regional Council is seeking a Coordinator Planning Scheme Program to lead and deliver Council's Planning Scheme, supporting Council's vision of providing a liveable, prosperous and well-designed region that strengthens the local community.
This pivotal role reports to the Manager - Planning Strategy and Major Projects and will play a significant part in boosting the local economy while supporting responsible environmental management. You will lead and coordinate the preparation, enhancement, implementation and maintenance of Council's strategic planning policy framework, including:
- Managing major strategic planning projects contributing to the delivery of an endorsed annual work program
- Leading, coordinating and delivering effective community engagement processes to inform Planning Scheme review
- Acting as the senior authority and provide expert advice on matters relating to Council's Planning Scheme
Benefits of the Role
- Opportunity to influence and drive community transformation with a focus on the environment and sustainability.
- Play a significant role in major strategic projects to strengthen local communities and boost the local economy.
- Flexible working conditions.
About the Person
You will use your project management expertise and qualifications as a town planner to lead the preparation, enhancement, implementation and maintenance of Council's strategic planning policy framework. Your knowledge of community engagement principals will be an asset.
Working and Living in the Region
Gympie Regional Council has an enormous focus on economic growth within its region. Council's strategic objectives and vision are to deliver world class services to the region and to make Gympie a location of choice for people to live, work and invest. Council has 450 employees and capital works investment of around $50m. Council continues to shape and mould the city and townships through strategic town planning and placemaking to enhance the lifestyle and business needs of its residents.
Gympie Regional Council has a dedicated and effective workforce that operates within a culture of continuous improvement and service to the community. Staff enjoy a good work/life balance, supported by family friendly policies, opportunities for professional development, and employee benefits such as a nine-day fortnight, salary sacrifice and generous superannuation.
The Gympie region is located in the Wide Bay Burnett area of south-east Queensland, about 160 kilometres north of Brisbane. The community is an area of unsurpassed beauty and diversity from Rainbow Beach and the famous coloured sands, to the picturesque Mary Valley, with the added benefits to lifestyle of being within easy reach of the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane City. This close proximity to neighbouring coastal areas, such as the Fraser Coast and Sunshine Coast, ensures the region is well-positioned to benefit from South East Queensland's tourism sector.
The region's 6,898 sq. km catchment boasts rich history as Queensland's first gold mining town, with many heritage-listed buildings and attractions still visible throughout the region today. The estimated population of the area is almost 50,000; with predicted growth of up to 60,600 persons by 2036.
How to Apply
Apply with a covering letter addressing the Position section of the information pack.
The closing date for applications is 5pm Monday 21 October 2019.