Biodiversity & Waterways Lead

Job title : Biodiversity & Waterways Lead
Location :
Job type : Permanent or Full Time
Job reference : 1250682
About the Organisation
There is no better place to live and work than on the Sunshine Coast, especially with an outstanding organisation like Sunshine Coast Council.

Sunshine Coast Council is one of the largest local governments in Australia, serving a community of more than 330,000 residents across an area of approximately 2,291 square kilometres. Council’s 2022-2026 Corporate Plan aims to deliver a resilient economy, a strong community, environment and liveability, service excellence and an outstanding organisation.

With the vision as 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 Position
Reporting to the Manager Environment and Sustainability Policy, this critical leadership position will be responsible for overseeing a specialist team responsible for developing and implementing strategic policies, network plans and projects to protect and enhance the natural environment in respect to biodiversity, waterways and coastal foreshores, that support the achievement of a sustainable region.

Key projects include significant input into the Council’s Award winning Environment and Liveability Strategy; coordination  of Council’s Environmental Levy and the nationally recognised Blue Heart Sunshine Coast floodplain management project.

This position offers a unique opportunity to shape long term environmental and liveability outcomes for the Sunshine Coast region.
About the Person
As an accomplished senior environmental professional, you will bring your leadership experience combined with a strong understanding of strategic policy development. Adept at building relationships and working with a wide range of stakeholders, you also understand how to work within a public sector context – whether that be local, state or federal – with an appreciation of the nuances and legislative environment. Excellent communication skills are also critical to success, with the ability to deliver presentations and public speaking engagements to a wide range of audiences.  
To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion or further information, please contact Tim Wallis on    0439 817 992 or