Wagga Wagga City Council

Manager City Strategy (CS120)

Posted: 03 May
Closes: 24 May
Wagga Wagga


Wagga Wagga City Council is one of the largest inland regional cities in NSW and currently has an outstanding opportunity available for an experienced professional with exceptional leadership skills to join the organisation to assist with and drive an organisational change and growth agenda.

Our City is growing, and the organisation is preparing to support this growth. Our population is forecast to increase by over 21 per cent by 2036. Our prime location between Sydney, Melbourne, and Canberra, combined with an increase in business and industry as well as affordable prime industrial land, has attracted a number of Federal and State Government major infrastructure projects such as Inland Rail and the Wagga Wagga Special Activation Precinct.

Reporting to the Director Regional Activation, this is a unique opportunity to lead and inspire an enthusiastic team of professionals in the development and implementation of key strategies related to land-use, economic development, recreation, and community infrastructure. We are looking for an experienced leader to head-up our City Strategy team to create an attractive, liveable, and competitive City promoting sustainable growth, investment, and employment.

You will support the growth of the City through key partnerships with State and Federal Government, business, and industry, attracting investment opportunities, and providing advice, to assist with the relocation and expansion of commerce in Wagga Wagga.

What we will offer you:

  • Attractive remuneration in accordance with skills and experience
  • Training and development opportunities and generous leave entitlements
  • Access to Council’s Flexible Working Hours Agreement.
  • The opportunity to further develop your career with a large regional Council with enviable and diverse projects already in motion or coming online

What you will need to succeed:

Key to your success in this role will be your ability to build and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders coupled with your ability to create a vision for, and to provide positive leadership to, your team. You will hold relevant tertiary qualifications and will bring to the role significant demonstrated experience in either urban land-use planning and strategy, economic development or recreation planning. You will also possess outstanding communication skills and the ability to develop innovative, workable and effective solutions to complex problems.

What is next?
Applications close at 11.59pm AEST on Monday, 23 May 2022.

For more information and to apply, please visit https://wagga.pulsesoftware.com/Pulse/jobs

If you are interested in this role and would like more information, please contact Peter Thompson on 02 6926 9121.

Council is committed to ensuring the health, safety, and wellbeing of all people within our workplace. Please note that the successful applicant will be required to be fully vaccinated with an approved COVID-19 vaccine before commencing employment with Wagga Wagga City Council or provide evidence of an authorised medical exemption.

As part of the recruitment process, pre-employment checks will be conducted in line with requirements of the position.

Council is an inclusive employer. We strive to reflect the community in which we work, as a result we welcome and encourage applications from skilled people from all walks of life. This includes women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with a disability, sexually and gender diverse people, people with lived experience and people of all ages.