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Coordinator Strategic Land Use

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Job Ref:  10613
Employer:  Central Highlands Regional Council
Job Type:  Contract
Emerald QLD 4720, Australia (Show on map)

Coordinator Strategic Land Use

The Coordinator Strategic Land Use will be responsible for effectively managing Council’s strategic planning in accordance with established legislation and procedures. The Coordinator will also be responsible for making decisions in his/her area of responsibility; regulating, protecting and improving the amenity, safety and well-being of the Central Highlands community.


  1. Service delivery. Holds overall responsibility for the successful delivery of strategic planning responsibilities in accordance with established legislation and procedures.
  2. Technical skills and expertise. Understand, interpret, administer and comply with relevant legislation and Council policies applicable to the functions within a local government strategic land use unit.
  3. Information delivery. High standard reporting, correspondence and advice to internal and external clients relevant to disciplines with the unit
  4. People management. Supervise, motivate, develop and support work teams and individual employees with in the unit to achieve section and organisational goals.
  5. Strategic and business planning. In conjunction with the Manager, assist in developing and implementing strategic and business plans across the unit and section to achieve organisational goals.
  6. Project management. In conjunction with the Manager, assist in planning, implementation, and tracking of specific short-medium-long term projects having a beginning, an end and specified deliverables.
  7. Stakeholder engagement. Establish a reputation for reliance and trust across the spectrum of stakeholders, including management, peers, fellow workers and the general public.
  8. Teamwork. Working collaboratively across the organisation, sharing knowledge and experiences. Identification of potential opportunities for innovation and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of Council’s operations.

Your application must demonstrate your skills and experience in the following mandatory requirements:

  • Degree qualifications in Bachelor Urban and Regional Town Planning or similar.
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience working in a town planning (or related) role with Local government experience preferred.
  • Specialised knowledge and/or proven experience of working with a Queensland local government strategic planning or related business environment and processes including relevant legislation, policies and procedures, including the Planning Act 2016 and experience in their application.
  • High level technical knowledge of strategic planning concepts including (but not limited to) growth management principles, place making and environmental planning and sustainability.
  • Well-developed oral and written communication and high quality negotiation skills to respond to matters as they arise.
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate strategies, policies and ideas to key stakeholders such as elected representatives, the development industry, State Government and the community.
  • Extensive experience in the development, consultation and implementation of strategic documents such as masterplans, planning policies and planning instruments.
  • Demonstrated report writing skills ability to prepare concise and informative reports.
  • Demonstrated initiative in identifying effective strategic outcomes.
  • Minimum of Queensland C class provisional driver’s licence.

As part of the interview process you are required to undertake relevant pre-employment checks. The pre-employment checks relevant to this position include:

  • Right to Work in Australia
  • Qualification Check
  • Medical Assessment including Drug & Alcohol testing.

Central Highlands Regional Council will arrange these checks for the preferred candidate following interview.

Benefits of working for Council include:

  • Rostered Days off
  • Up to 12% superannuation
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Salary sacrificing available

For further information about the role please refer to the POSITION DESCRIPTION or contact Kirstin Byrne, Manager Planning and Environment on 1300 242 686.

Applications close: 12 Noon, Monday 24 September 2018

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