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City of Salisbury

The City of Salisbury is widely regarded as a progressive and leading local government entity encompassing an area of 158km2, with 144,000 people and a growing economy.  A focused and contemporary organisation, Salisbury provides a wide offering of services to a culturally diverse community whilst delivering commercially oriented functions and actively growing the economic capacity of the City.

Reporting to the GM City Development, this position is responsible for enhancing economic activity across the City of Salisbury through the delivery of projects and programs which attract investment, support business and shape the future growth of the City.  Key responsibilities include delivering the City’s economic development and sustainability strategies, positioning Technology Park and Edinburgh Parks as key investment and innovation precincts, and working closely with government, industry and community stakeholders to develop structure plans to guide land use across the City and particularly west of Port Wakefield Road.

Other elements of the role include:

  • providing leadership to the economic development unit to ensure best practice operations and high level service delivery;
  • engaging with the private sector to facilitate their involvement in the City’s economic development;
  • ensuring the integration of economic policy with urban development, environmental and social/community policy frameworks;
  • building effective relationships across wide-ranging stakeholder entities to ensure optimum outcomes for the City’s development strategies. 

Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified and experienced economic development and urban policy professionals from either or both the public and private sectors.  A sound knowledge and understanding of the South Australian economy, business development drivers, strategic planning, and evidence based decision making will be expected.  The successful candidate will demonstrate entrepreneurial capability, corporate and strategic thinking and highly developed interpersonal, negotiation and advocacy skills.

Offered as an initial 5 year contract, this is an outstanding opportunity to add further momentum to the flourishing economic and community experience of the northern Adelaide region.

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Applications should be addressed to Andrew Reed and Hannah Way.  Please click on the Apply Today button to submit your application.

For a confidential discussion, please call (08) 8100 8849.

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