Job Details

Recreation Planner

Maribyrnong City Council

28 July 2022
14 August 2022
Band 6A ($89,846.65) plus 10.5% Super plus monthly Accrued Day Off
Grant Smethurst

The Opportunity

The new Recreation and Open Space Department is responsible for the provision and management of a broad range of sport and recreation facilities and over 150 open spaces in Maribyrnong.

We are looking for an appropriately qualified Recreation Planner who will focus on sport and recreation to support the work of the Department's Planning team.

Reporting to the Coordinator Recreation and Open Space Planning, this role is integral to supporting and coordinating the development of sport and recreation strategies, policies and plans that will provide the capacity for increased levels of physical activity and higher quality sport and recreation facilities across the municipality.

Key Responsibilities

The Recreation Planner will be responsible for:

  • Coordinating and implementing sport and recreation projects through the planning, feasibility, and master plan phases
  • Gathering data to identify industry trends and emerging issues that will inform future sport and recreation priorities.
  • Undertaking and contributing to research and analysis of the community's expectations, needs and demands relating to the provision of sport and recreation facilities.
  • Collaborating with other Council departments in the planning of projects and the facilitation of public consultation and community engagement regarding sport and recreation proposals.


About You

To be considered for this role you will have:

  • demonstrated experience in the provision of sport and recreation services and facilities,
  • the ability to think strategically, analyse complex situations, develop creative solutions and achieve outcomes,
  • the ability to develop effective working relationships to gain cooperation and assistance within an organisation and
  • experience in community consultation and stakeholder management.

Note: Applicant must have a legal right to work in Australia

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