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Open Space Planner

Category:  Policy and Strategy
Work Type:  Temporary/Max Term Full-time

Salary: LEVEL 5 - LEVEL 5  Stream A
Salary Value: $78,684 - $82,041
Duration: Until 26 October 2022
Location: Nambour 
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Why work with us?

There is no better place to live and work than on the Sunshine Coast, especially with an outstanding organisation like Sunshine Coast Council.


With the vision to be Australia’s most sustainable region - Healthy, Smart, and Creative, council is at the forefront of delivering a number of region-shaping projects that will see the region become a hub for innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity, along with opportunities and a lifestyle for all to enjoy.


About the Role


Council’s Environment & Sustainability Policy Branch are seeking an Open Space Planner to contribute to the implementation of the Environment and Liveability Strategy 2017. The successful candidate will be accountable for research and preparation of analytical reports that inform open space and recreation planning, as well as assisting with policy preparation, briefing notes, and presentations. Your role will encompass the management  of open space projects as well as provision of professional advice in line with adopted open space policy & service standards. On a daily basis, you will maintain up to date, accurate data and information assets to ensure monitoring, application and management of open space planning and project delivery is successful. Pivotal to this position is a team approach whereby you will support the Coordinator and Senior Open Space & Recreation Planner in the professional and timely delivery of common goals. 




About you


As a tertiary qualified open space planner / strategic planner or similar you are well-versed in the legislation, regulations, standards and policies informing the industry. Your comprehensive knowledge of how these relate to the discipline and their influence in a local government context, is essential to your success. Coupled with this are your project management skills to aid in managing multi-dimensional open space data sets and projects. As a competent communicator you have expertise in preparing and presenting detailed research to inform foundations of evidence-based policy and advice. Complementing this are your outstanding analytical & investigative abilities to provide recommendations in improving business performance and results. A strong track record in the development and maintenance of data information assets and systems, software and processes is a must.




Our Culture & Employee Benefits

Council is committed to creating an inclusive, culturally diverse, healthy, skilled and dedicated workplace culture. As an employee you will enjoy a range of benefits which include but are not limited to:

  • 9-day fortnight - to support your enjoyment of the lifestyle benefits Sunshine Coast has to offer.
  • Salary Packaging
  • Generous Superannuation benefits - council will also contribute 12% Superannuation in addition to your 6% superannuation contribution


How to apply

Submit a resume / CV and cover letter detailing your suitability for the role, including your ability to fulfil key responsibilities and requirements on the Position Profile. Click ‘Apply for this job’ and follow the prompts to complete your application.



Further Information

Helpful information to assist you in completing your application is available on the Sunshine Coast Council website.

To learn more about Council’s vision and projects, you can view the Corporate Plan 2020-2024.

For specific enquiries contact Robyn Douglas during business hours on 0418 715 485.


To our valued community; as the novel coronavirus COVID-19 continues to impact our community and daily lives, we want to assure you that we are monitoring developments very closely and taking all appropriate action. Keeping this in mind, please be aware that our recruitment process may take longer than average, and we ask that you remain patient during these prolonged periods.



Through its Reconciliation Action Plan, Sunshine Coast Council supports social and economic opportunities for Traditional Owners, the Kabi Kabi and Jinibara people and the broader First Nations community and as such strongly encourages local, First Nations people to apply.

Applications close: 26/10/2020 E. Australia Standard Time