Careers at Council

Economic Development

Economic development in Local Government promotes social, economic and environmental viability and sustainability to achieve the best outcomes for our communities.

Whether in mining, tourism or manufacturing, your work will ensure that councils support initiatives that create more sustainable communities. By developing a strategic approach for job creation and industry attraction, you’ll be making a real difference in your local community.

What we do:

  • Draft economic development strategies that set a long-term vision and plan for economic development and ensure alignment with other strategic plans.
  • Develop, manage and deliver key economic development initiatives and projects.
  • Liaise with government agencies, business and investors to enhance economic development and employment opportunities across the region.
  • Collate, research, analyse and present economic development and labour market data for use by Council and community.
  • Business attraction
  • Event creation for economic benefit e.g. markets, pop-up events, food trucks etc.
  • Activation strategies to develop local economies
  • Work collaboratively with other business networks, such as Chambers of Commerce to enable investment.

Types of Roles:

Economic Development Manager

Economic and Sustainability Officer

City Business Coordinator

Place and Economic Coordinators

Economic and Strategic Manager

Business Coordinator

Qualification requirements:

Educational requirements will vary according to the field of work but tertiary qualifications desirable for roles in this field are:

  • Degree in economics, business, marketing, planning, tourism or event management or related field.
  • Small Business Management experience
  • Business Advisory or Business Support roles – Small Business 

Vocational education and training (VET) qualifications relevant for entry-level positions include:

  • Certificate II, III, IV or Diploma in Business and / or Tourism or Event Management.

Some current Economic Development vacancies

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The Universities Admission Centre

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My Skills

For more information about VET courses and training providers visit My Skills.