The South Australian Government is reforming how our landscapes are managed by putting community at the heart of sustainably managing the state’s soil, water, pest plants and animals, and biodiversity. Central to the Landscape South Australia Act (2019) are eight new Regional Landscape Boards: Alinytjara Wilurara, Eyre Peninsula, Hills and Fleurieu, Kangaroo Island, Limestone Coast, Murraylands & Riverland, Northern & Yorke and South Austrlian Arid Lands. These Boards are South Australian Government statutory bodies, which will have greater autonomy and flexibility to respond to local issues and facilitate the sustainable management of landscapes in the regions outside of Adelaide in partnership with land owners, stakeholders and the community. This framework allows greater autonomy and flexibility to respond to local issues.
The Limestone Coast region covers an area of approximately 28,000 square kilometres, bound by the Victorian border to the east, the Southern Ocean to the south and the Coorong to the west. The region contains a variety of internationally-recognised wetland systems, including the Ramsar-listed Bool and Hacks Lagoons and part of the Coorong and Lower Lakes Wetlands. The region also hosts an extensive network of limestone sink holes and caves, including the World Heritage Listed Naracoorte Caves.
The key economic activities in the region supported by natural resources include plantation forestry, wine/viticulture, agriculture, dairy, potatoes, fishing/aquaculture and their associated industries. The region is the traditional lands of the Meintangk, Potarumutji, Boandik, Ngarrindjeri, Ngarkat and Tanganekald First Nations peoples.
Based in Mount Gambier, the General Manager will report to the Landscape Board and will play a key leadership role in supporting the Landscape SA reform and continuous improvement in the management of the Limestone Coast’s natural resources. The General Manager will work to deliver the Board’s five-year regional plan, annual business plan, manage budgets and employ and manage staff to deliver practical, on-ground, back-to-basics programs, and ensure the administration of the Landscape South Australia Act (2019).
Applications are encouraged from suitably experienced professionals displaying outstanding skills in leadership, relationship building, people and change management, stakeholder management, partnering, co-designing projects with stakeholders, strategic thinking, operational delivery, cultural competency and the ability to form strong relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and organisations. An ability to work with all levels of Government and the NGO sector is critical. Qualifications in a relevant discipline will be highly regarded.
This is a genuine opportunity to work closely with a regional community and its stakeholders to deliver a meaningful landscape plan that is responsive to local issues.
For a job and person specification, please click on the PDF icon above or below, and for further information on our client, please visit landscape.sa.gov.au
Applications should be addressed to Andrew Reed and Justin Hinora. Please click on the Apply Today button to submit your application.
For a confidential discussion, please call (08) 8100 8827.