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Principal Commercial Development

Job Title: Principal Commercial Development
Job Type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Toowoomba, Queensland
Classification: Planning and Development
Client: Toowoomba Regional Council
Reference: BBBH616_1552543627
Job Published: 14 Mar 2019
Closing Date: 01 Apr 2019

Job Description

Click below to download the Candidate Information Pack for this role. Click Apply Now to submit your application - CV and a cover letter specifically addressing the selection criteria in the Information Pack. Applications should be provided in Word (.doc or .docx) format.

A unique opportunity has become available with Toowoomba Regional Council for a Principal Commercial Development Officer. This is a role that will allow you to grow your career within a team that is focused on excellence and is internationally recognised for their project management and development achievements.


The Principal Commercial Development has a leading role within the Toowoomba Regional Council to attract and stimulate commercial activity specifically in the CBD and the Parklands Priority Development Area (PDA). The key focus is to realise specific outcomes of the Toowoomba City Centre Master Plan (CCMP) and Toowoomba Parklands Priority Development Area (PDA) that support urban renewal and business growth.

You will have hands on involvement in strategic policy development, marketing and promotion, market research and analysis and place based economic development activities. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Strategy - investment strategy realisation. Doing a complete review of the PDA. Examining barrier removal;
  • Having a policy and strategy mindset;
  • Promoting the region, the benefits of Council's assets and benefits of urban renewal; and
  • Communicating with internal and external stakeholders - facilitating the Council's urban renewal strategy, influencing and marketing.

You will have a strong commercial background and ideally have worked on urban renewal projects. You will have tertiary qualifications in Business, Economics, Engineering, Urban Planning, Valuation, Property, Commerce or a related discipline from a recognised university with extensive (5 years +) relevant experience in facilitating business and economic development outcomes.

The Toowoomba region is currently going through a significant period of development, with major infrastructure projects like the Second Range Crossing and the Inland Rail project creating great opportunity.

The Toowoomba Region is about rich traditions and bold ambitions. Our long and proud agricultural history has evolved Toowoomba into Australia's second largest inland city supporting diverse townships in the council area and acting as a service centre for South West Queensland and North West New South Wales.

All of Toowoomba regional Council's activities are shaped by their values of Integrity, Respect, Accountability and Transparency, Collaboration and Teamwork, Innovation, and Sustainability.

This opportunity will provide you with a chance to make a significant and lasting positive difference to the Toowoomba community. Council are offering competitive remuneration and flexible work arrangements. You will have learning and development support and will be working with an excellent team of professionals.

The closing date for applications is Monday 1 April 2019 at 5pm.