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Strategic Planning Officer (Fixed Term 2 Years)

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Job Ref:  1028
Employer:  Western Downs Regional Council
Job Type:  Full Time Temporary
Dalby QLD 4405, Australia (Show on map)
Salary and Benefits:  $68,694.00 - $77,628.43 (plus 9.5% or optional 12% Super)


Fixed Term - 2 Years

Western Downs Regional Council (WDRC) is a dynamic organisation committed to providing outstanding service to the local community. Everything we do is underpinned by our positive culture and internal brand which includes being an organisation that cares about its people and their safety, is future focused and strives to make a real difference to our community.

The Opportunity

Here at WDRC we are passionate about what we do. We offer you a culture that is reflective of this and, as such, you will be working in an organisation that focuses on continuous improvement and promotes innovation at all levels through challenging the status quo to discover new and better ways of doing things.

About Us

Western Downs Regional Council is a leading local government authority in south-west Queensland with a work force of approximately 730 employees delivering a comprehensive and complex range of public services to businesses and over 34,000 residents. With an annual budget of approximately $150M (plus over $90M in capital) and managed assets with a total value in excess of $1.3B, Western Downs Regional Council delivers an extensive range of services and programs to achieve the vision of an innovative team that is connected locally and united regionally.

About the Role

Operating from within the Economic Development Department, you will be responsible for working with internal and external stakeholders in order to finalise the Western Downs Planning Scheme for Council adoption and implementation.


Queensland Local Government Officers Award

Level 4

$68,694.00 - $77,628.43 (plus 9.5% or optional 12% Super)


9 day fortnight or 19 day month

Annual Leave Loading

Locality Allowance

Uniforms Subsidy

Generous Salary Sacrifice Options

Relocation Assistance to the value of $5000 may be available



About you

You will need to hold a relevant tertiary qualification in a related field such as Regional and Urban Planning or Planning OR be able to demonstrate equivalent related experience. It is also highly desirable for you to have demonstrated experience in the development of innovative and practical solutions in the development of planning schemes or planning scheme policy.

This position is currently open to Western Downs Regional Council Employees and external applicants.

Additional Information

Western Downs Regional Council values diversity and is committed to equal opportunities. Council welcomes all applications from suitably qualified applicants.

Please note that after the closing date you will no longer be able to apply for the vacancy. The specific time of closing is midnight AEST of the date displayed below.  Western Downs Regional Council reserves the right to close or withdraw vacancies before the advertised closing date without prior notice.

Applications must be received by Monday 6 February 2017.

View The Job Description (Strategic Planning Officer1.pdf)

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