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Townsville City Council


Townsville, Queensland

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Up to $82K + 13.5% super + RDO + 5 weeks leave + Relocation Assistance

  • Advance Your Career in Tropical North QLD
  • The only City with a Diversity of both Dry and Wet Tropic Species
  • Up to $82K + 13.5% Super + RDO + 5 weeks Leave + Relocation Assistance

Good quality public spaces not only reflect a well-functioning city, but a well-cared for city that is loved by its residents. Council’s goal is to prioritise the delivery of quality public spaces and continuously improve the condition of public spaces, with a focus on providing for and valuing the city’s green infrastructure. With 400 Parks and 182 open spaces, Townsville is the only place with a diversity of both dry and wet tropic species. Being involved with 3 Botanic Gardens across the City your work will also include the Palmetum which has the largest collection of Palms in the Southern Hemisphere.

As a Technical Officer Arboriculture, making the role your own will give you responsibility for reliable urban tree management for the community, with an emphasis on efficiency for customer service requests, and effectively enforcing Council's tree preservation measures and its related policies. Providing accurate and effective technical assessment and recommendations relating to tree management and public risk matters and understanding the relevant Australian Standards will be essential. This is a supportive and tight knit team that will ensure you get the training and development you require to realise any future career ambitions.

There is a big appetite in Council to save trees and is therefore high on the Council’s agenda. With a Diploma in Arboriculture and either TRAQ or QTRA certification your specialist knowledge of tree assessment processes including the information above will ensure you can make a meaningful contribution and importantly allow you to obtain experience that would be hard to equal elsewhere.


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