Director Sustainable Development – Southern Downs Regional Council – QLD

$230,000 – $250,000


  • Key executive advisory role
  • Directorate-wide influence
  • Exceptional work/life balance

One of Queensland’s iconic strategically located regions, The Southern Downs offers an idyllic environment situated on the New South Wales border and in the shadow of the Great Dividing Range.  Home to 35,000 residents and with a strong economic foundation based on horticulture, agriculture, commerce, manufacturing and tourism, the area offers an exceptional work/life balance.

As the Senior Executive within the Sustainable Development Directorate, you will lead and drive all Sustainable Development activities across Council. Your strategic focus will be on the development of highly influential frameworks including the Planning Scheme, Waste Management Plan and the Economic and Tourism Strategies while from an operational management perspective, you will guide and manage all sustainability, environmental engagement and climate change adaption activities. You will also be responsible for maintaining financial sustainability across the Directorate.

As a proven and highly experienced Senior Manager, you have an innate ability to lead and inspire multi-disciplinary teams working within complex, stakeholder driven organisations. A creative and lateral thinker, you can quickly adapt to meet changing demands and flexible dynamics while never losing sight of the main objective. You have a strong hands-on working knowledge of Local Government processes and legislation including contemporary economic development practices and strategic advocacy principles.

Apart from the professional challenge and long term career prospects, you will enjoy a highly attractive financial rewards package and the unrivalled lifestyle only The Southern Downs area can offer.

To apply, visit and enter reference number 136979 in the job search function. Or if you have any specific queries, please call Julie Ford or Harley Hammelmann on (07) 3211 9700.

Applications close 5pm Monday, July 30th.