Rural Placemaking Coordinator


Wangaratta, VIC

Posted 8/21/2019

Rural Placemaking Coordinator

  • Temporary Full Time
  • Two year contract
  • $84,004.36 pa + super

“Place making recognizes the importance of ‘place’ for a community and focuses on strengthening the connection and use people have for the places and spaces they share. It involves the planning, design, management and development of public spaces in rural townships.”

The Rural City of Wangaratta has an exciting opportunity for a Rural Placemaking Coordinator to join our Community Wellbeing team. This role involves coordination of the Rural Placemaking Program on behalf of Council, leading the project from regular engagement with the community through to developing individual project scopes and advocating on behalf of residents with other authorities and stakeholders. The role sees a high level of involvement with council’s infrastructure team, with the successful applicant assisting with community engagement for projects undertaken by the infrastructure directorate.

You will be a self-motivator with excellent written and communication skills, demonstrated experience in developing and implementing strategic or operational plans and proven ability to develop innovative ways to engage the community. Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline and/or substantial relevant experience in the community development or infrastructure field is also a requirement.

We offer an inclusive, friendly, flexible, supportive and safe work environment.

A detailed Position Description is available below. Further enquiries about this position should be directed to Ben Thomas, Manager - Community & Recreation on 03 5722 0888.

All applications must include a current resume and a document addressing the Key Selection Criteria in clause 8 of the Position Description. These can be emailed to

Applications close at 4pm on Tuesday, 3 September 2019.

Click here to download the position description.

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