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Integrated Planning Coordinator

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Work type: Temporary
Location: Ipswich
Categories: General

Integrated Planning Coordinator

Seqwater delivers the bulk treated water to the community of South East Queensland through effective management of key water management infrastructure. We are trusted by the community to deliver drinking water of the highest quality and to mitigate risks to the community via our dams. We also provide irrigators with water to sustain their requirements as primary producers and manage recreational areas. We play a vital community role and one which requires diligence and planning yet requires us to work flexibly within the changing natural environment.


About your new position

Working within the Policy, Strategy, Research and Innovation Team in the Water Services Group, the role of Integrated Planning Coordinator located at the ICON building in Ipswich and has become available due to the incumbent taking maternity leave. The role will be offered until 30th August 2019 in line with expected return timeframes of the incumbent.

This role will report to the Team Leader of Asset Strategy and Innovation and will have a Senior Land Use Planner and Senior Planning Officer reporting to it. This role will be responsible for a number of areas related to land use planning and development approvals in our drinking water catchments. Some of the key activities include:

  • Lead the policy and strategy development for Seqwater’s strategic land use planning issues.
  • Develop and deliver planning approvals strategies.
  • Be the key planning interface between Seqwater and project planning consultants, sub-consultants and government departments.
  • Represent Seqwater and proactively participate in federal, state and local planning forums to achieve outcomes in support of Seqwater’s strategic plan.
  • Provide specialist advice relating to land use planning regulations and related matters.

About you

We are looking for someone who has extensive urban planning experience and an intimate knowledge of the relevant planning regulations and frameworks. Seqwater’s focus is on the drinking water catchment impact so you must be able to interpret the planning framework at the various governmental levels and apply this to our operational requirements when considering planning proposals.

In order to be effective in this role you will need to engage with numerous external government departments and you must therefore represent Seqwater in a very engaging and respectful manner. You should have experience in building relationships across a wide range of people and be able to provide key input into land use planning activities and policy decision making.

This role does require at least 8+ years of experience in a land use planning function and you will possess a relevant tertiary qualification such as Environmental Science or Urban and Regional Planning.


In addition to working in a vibrant and energised team, Seqwater are committed to providing our people with a range of benefits including:

  • Competitive remuneration and benefits including up to 12.75% superannuation
  • A range of Health & Wellbeing services and initiatives for staff, inc fruit boxes and gym memberships
  • Free parking close to our Ipswich head office
  • Modern office environment with breakout spaces and full kitchen facilities



This position has been graded in accordance with Seqwater’s Certified Agreement as AO7 with a base salary of $108,637,.97 per annum and up to 12.75% superannuation if you join the default Q Super fund. 

To submit an application

This is a maternity cover opportunity until 30 August 2019.

Please submit your Cover Letter (maximum 2 pages addressing the key selection criteria) and CV via the Apply button. Please note – applications without the Cover Letter won’t be reviewed.

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