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General Manager City Planning

u&u Pty Ltd - South Townsville, QLD

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Source: uWorkin


  • Are you a forward-thinking City Planner?
  • Embrace Innovation and contemporary practices

About the Organisation

Townsville City Council is the largest local government authority in Northern Australia. It provides and maintains over $5.4b worth of community assets including water and wastewater network and treatment, bridges, drainage, roads, waste management, community facilities and sporting venues amongst others.

They contribute to an active lifestyle for their residents and visitors through events, providing recreational facilities, protecting the natural environment and heritage, while creating a mentally and physically healthy city.

Having recently won the right to hold the State of Origin series opener and a clear strategy in place there has never been a more exciting time to lead the City Planning.

About the Role

Reporting to the Director Planning, Economy, Environment and Lifestyle, the General Manager City Planning will be responsible for all community planning including numerous city-life elements such as new and pre-existing land, buildings, roads, communal spaces, transportation, economic development, infrastructure, and the environment.

Developed through significant community consultation and stakeholder engagement you will achieve best-balance between the delivery of development assessments and approvals with regulation compliance and contemporary approaches to planning and performance-based solutions.

Additionally, with a purpose to deliver the best outcomes for the community you will translate the Councils strategic vision to deliver the key initiative projects.

About the Person

A pragmatic planner, you will be a technical expert with relevant professional qualifications in Planning. You will have led large teams and be comfortable to shift and update traditional thinking, balancing demands for growth with the need to protect the environment.

You will be a team player with high resilience and your superior communication skills will allow you to manage external stakeholders with differing priorities.

This is your opportunity to be part of the senior leadership team of a progressive Council who embrace innovation and contemporary thinking and have the community at the heart of all activities.

For more information please call Gemma Ledbury at u&u on 07 3232 9138 , quoting reference number 21716. Alternatively, to submit an application, please click below.