Local recruitment: Scenic Rim River Improvement Trust Board Members (Multiple)

Queensland Government

Logan, QLD, Australia 🇦🇺

Beaudesert QLD, Australia 🇦🇺

Ipswich QLD, Australia 🇦🇺

Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water (Organisation site)
Office of Executive Director; South Region; Water Resource Management; Scenic Rim Regional Council and surrounding areas

The Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water (DRDMW), in conjunction with the Scenic Rim River Improvement Trust (the Trust), is seeking applications from interested community members to fill three (3) member vacancies for a term of up to four (4) years, commencing from an appointment date as decided by the Minister for Water.
We are seeking members with a diverse range of capabilities, including high-level communication, consultation, negotiation, leadership, and strategic thinking skills.

Job details

Position statusContract
Position typeNon Standard Hours
Occupational groupExecutive
Workplace LocationLogan – Beaudesert,Toowoomba region,Ipswich region
Job ad referenceQLD/477485/23
Closing date21-Apr-2023
Job duration4 years
Contact personGuy Bignell
Contact detailsPhone: 07 3330 4363
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What is a River Improvement Trust

River Improvement Trusts (Trust) are statutory bodies charged with the responsibility for the protection and improvement of streams and mitigation of flooding within their proclaimed area (river improvement area). Trusts are established under the River Improvement Trust Act 1940 and are accountable to the Minister for Water. They work closely with the local government in their area, with two local councillors serving as members on each Trust.

A Trust is a body corporate and is subject to laws governing corporate operations and administration. In addition to its enabling legislation, the River Improvement Trust Act 1940, as a statutory body which expends public monies, a Trust is subject to the Financial Accountability Act 2009 and other legislation as well as common law.

The Department

The Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water (DRMDW) drives growth for Queensland by managing sustainable water resources, leading innovation in manufacturing and developing our regions. From our offices in Brisbane and a network of regional offices and manufacturing hubs, more than 580 DRDMW staff work to create a Queensland where communities, businesses and water resources are sustainable and resilient.

Key Duties and Accountabilities

• Work with other team members as part of a board for the Trust responsible for the design and implementation of positive outcomes associated with riverine health within the Scenic Rim area.

• Use various methods of communication to consult with both internal and external stakeholders on riverine issues.

• Work collaboratively with government, natural resource management groups, community groups, and individuals, while providing leadership and guidance to stakeholders regarding the implementation of works approved by the Trust.

• Reviewing and approving annual reports for the Minister in compliance with the Financial Accountability Act 2009 and Statutory Bodies Financial Arrangements Act 1982.

• Ensure works carried out by the Trust are undertaken in accordance with all statutory requirements, including but not limited to the River Improvement Trust Act 1940, Vegetation Management Act 1999, Water Act 2000, Planning Act 2016.

• Contribute to the identification, development and implementation of project schedules and plans.

• Other duties as directed and required.

Role requirements

• There are no mandatory requirements for this role however, experience in identifying and implementing strategies to improve riverine health and/or mitigate flood impacts would be highly regarded.

• A solid understanding of the area in which the Trust operates, and its rivers, would be an advantage.

• This position may require overnight travel as part of the fulfilment of the role.

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

There are 3 Contracts for 4 years available. Please review the Remuneration Procedures for position earnings.
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