Principal Urban Designer

Term:Permanent Full Time
Award/Level: Qld Local Government Industry Award (Stream A)- Level 7
Location: Caboolture
  • $98,172 pa
  • 9 day fortnight
  • up to 12% superannuation
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  • 72.5 hour fortnight
  • 4 weeks annual leave



Moreton Bay Regional Council is Australia's third largest local government, conveniently located between the Brisbane CBD and the Sunshine Coast.

The Moreton Bay Region is a diverse area, spanning more than 2000 square kilometres and boasting everything from rural townships to urban centres, coastal villages and thriving business precincts – We've Got It All.

Moreton Bay Regional Council employs more than 1700 staff dedicated to servicing the needs and enhancing the lifestyle of more than 425,000 residents. We encourage you to apply to join council's team and help make a difference to one of South-East Queensland's fastest growing urban areas.  


Our Strategic Planning and Place Making Department takes a strategic approach to long term planning and policy development to shape the growth, urban form, accessibility and livability of our region whilst managing natural hazards and protecting and conserving our natural resources, environment and heritage. The department’s plans, programs and initiatives are structured to meet the requirements of the South East Queensland Regional Plan and related State legislation, in addition to supporting local demands and needs.

The role

Your responsibilities will include operating as a technical expert and providing mentorship and guidance to team members to achieve required outcomes, within required time frames and in a professional manner. You will partner with key internal and external stakeholders to identify opportunities for continuous improvement of business processes to achieve value and efficiency, while driving a continuous improvement, performance, and customer focused culture within the team.


To be successful in this role you must possess a degree in architecture, urban design, landscape architecture or another relevant field and comprehensive knowledge of planning, urban design and place-making processes, including the Planning Act 2016, SEQ Regional Plan, Council local laws and policies, or the ability to quickly acquire this information. You will have the ability to coach, motivate and influence at all levels of the organisation, contributing to a positive work environment with a strong focus on provision of quality customer service. 


This role with Council offers excellent working conditions, generous employer funded superannuation benefits (up to 12%) and a 9 day fortnight in addition to four weeks paid annual leave per year.

Council’s office locations have local parking on-site and are in close proximity to public transport networks.

Work Location

Please note that whilst the current work location for this position is specified above, staff may be required to transfer to any of council's work locations with notice. Council currently has administration offices located at Caboolture, Strathpine and Redcliffe as well as depots, libraries and a range of other facilities located throughout


27/07/2020 $0 Brisbane 1 Design & Architecture
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