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For further information and how to apply:
Careers at Brimbank
Located just 13 kilometres from the CBD, Brimbank is the second largest municipality in Melbourne and is a
dynamic and rapidly growing City with Greenfield sites close to the CBD, established industrial estates, and access
to airports, ports and quality road infrastructure. This municipality offers excellent opportunities to enhance the
lifestyle, economic prosperity and sustainability of a vibrant, culturally diverse community.
Applicants must address all Key Selection Criteria outlined in the position description as part of the
applicationprocess. Access is via the employment page of Council's website or phone (03) 9249 4531.
Sunshine Place Manager
Major Metropolitan Council, Key Strategic Role
Package Circa $110K, Ref No. HR 895
Are you passionate about town centres, have a desire to drive change and create a viable, safe and desirable
location? Then this could be the job for you.
This is a key opportunity to play an integral role in the development, promotion and delivery of Council's vision
for the Sunshine Activity Centre within Brimbank.
As the Place Manager, you will work collaboratively with other areas of Council and with external stakeholders
to lead and facilitate delivery of a range of physical, community, economic and environmental initiatives for the
Sunshine Activity Centre.
Some of your initial key priorities for Sunshine include:
• Promoting and facilitating delivery of Council's vision for Sunshine Principal Activity Centre.
• Developing an integrated 'place based' approach to the delivery of public and private initiatives.
• Establishing strong partnerships with the business community, property owners, local community and
• Positioning and marketing the Sunshine Activity Centre as a great place to live, work, develop, invest in or visit.
• Facilitating development of identified strategic sites, including commercial office and housing development.
You will use your superior project management skills and experience in the management and delivery of complex,
multi-disciplinary projects. You will have extensive experience in the planning, business or development sectors
within public and private sectors with relevant tertiary qualifications.
This is a Senior Executive Officer position offering an attractive remuneration package.
Enquiries: Stephen Sully on 03 9249 4816
Applications for the above positions close: 4 July 2010.
A quarter of a million people
live in the region served by
the Geelong Regional Library
Corporation. With its size
and diversity the region
hosts a unique population
among Victorian library services, ranging from
urban and neighbourhood areas in Geelong
to small rural farming communities such as
Bannockburn and Meredith and the coastal
towns and tourist centres of Torquay, Barwon
Heads and Queenscliff. Residents in Victoria's
second largest city and its smallest regional
council area, sea changers and tree changers,
farmers and holidaymakers all call the Geelong
Regional Library 'my local library'.
With a growing reputation for forward
thinking, this is an exciting time to make the
move to Geelong Regional Library Corporation
as our services expand with the opening of
new Libraries as well as the introduction of
innovative outreach programmes. We aspire
to be a learning organisation committed to
providing and supporting career development
Bellarine Zone Team Leader / Librarian
Permanent full-time, Band 6,
$59,472.29 - $64,410.92 (re-advertised,
previous applicants need not reapply)
Provide high quality, community focused library
& information services and programs across
the Bellarine Zone. Participate in planning
underway for a new Leopold Library as part of
the Leopold Community Hub Development.
Children's Services Librarian
Permanent full-time, Band 5,
$49,426.42 -- 56,838.37
Develop and deliver a range of children's programs
and activities to the Lara community and across
Barwon Heads Librarian
Permanent full-time, Band 5,
$49,426.42 -- 56,838.37
Deliver high quality, community focused library &
information services and programs.
One permanent full-time and
One permanent part-time at Lara,
One permanent part-time at Ocean Grove,
Band 3, $49,426.42 -- 56,838.37
Deliver community focused library & information
services as required.
See our website for further information and
Submit applications addressing the key
selection criteria to:
Shirley Jones, Executive Assistant
For further information contact Vanessa
Schernickau, Manager Corporate & Customer
Services on 03 5272 6028
Closing Date 12 July for all positions
Careers in Local Government
Sharing river of dreams
Tourism development officer, Leah Furey,
outside the heritage Broadford Courier
building in Broadford.
Picture courtesy of Mitchell Shire Council.
Mitchell Shire has the Goulburn River as one of its
main tourist drawcards and the locals depend on
tourism for their livelihood. SUE GOSS reports.
You don't have to fly to
Singapore or even Sydney for a
worthwhile holiday. There are so
many beautiful areas just waiting to
be explored within a few hours drive
from Melbourne. The welcoming local
people depend on tourism and the
variety of opportunity stretches from a
week of golf to a fortnight's fishing
by a beautiful river --- the Goulburn
Straight from a travel brochure? Go
and find out. Mitchell Shire which
encompasses townships including
Seymour, Kilmore, Wallan and
Tallarook, has the Goulburn River as
one of its main tourist drawcards. But
Mitchell shares the Goulburn with
other shires and it makes good sense
to pool resources and attract people
to the area as a whole. That's why
Mitchell is joining with Murrindindi,
Strathbogie and Greater Shepparton
to promote the Goulburn River Valley.
One of the careers that people
might not normally associate with
local councils is tourism. Yet all
regional shires employ people
specifically to attract visitors, part of
whose job it is to write the official
visitor's guide along the guidelines
provided by Tourism Victoria.
''My role is to work with local
industry to develop initiatives which
will bring visitors to the region by
focusing on specifically identified
markets,'' says Leah Furey, tourism
development officer for Mitchell Shire.
''What we have got to offer is often
nature-based. The Goulburn River is
good for fishing, recreational water
sports and camping. The river is quite
peaceful, a good place for family
holidays with five caravan parks and
other free camping spots also.''
Apart from the Goulburn River, the
four shires share other key features
which allow them to work together to
promote the region. Visitors can take
day trips to look at historic sites or
wineries or farmers markets --- there is
enough beautiful scenery for a
month's worth of picnics and short
Some of the history goes back to Mt
William's Aboriginal greenstone axe
quarries, and Kilmore, as Victoria's
oldest inland town, has some grand
''We now have the funding for the
Goulburn River High Country Rail
Trail,'' says Leah. ''It is a shared trail
for walkers, cyclists and horse riders
which starts at Tallarook and ends at
Mansfield with towns along the way
where you can stop. When finished, it
will be the longest rail trail in Victoria
and a great tourist attraction.''
As the two worst affected shires in
Victoria from the 2009 Black Saturday
funding from the
Strategy which is
helping them bring
back both business
and tourism to the
area. Leah is
involved in this
''For some time,
badly affected as
people simply didn't
come back,'' she
says. ''The aim of the
fund is to encourage
business to return
along with tourism
and things are
River Valley regional
tourist board, made
up of the four councils, meets monthly
and has frequent contact. Although
they are in competition --- why would
people from Melbourne go to
Shepparton rather than Seymour ---
working together on strategies ensures
that visitors have a good choice of
what might interest them in the area.
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