Located in Southwest Queensland, Paroo Shire covers 47,633sq km and with Cunnamulla as its administrative centre, incorporates the towns of Yowah, Eulo and Wyandra. The shire hosts vast cultural diversity within its vibrant rural communities and has a population of approximately 1700. Main industries within the shire include beef, prime lamb, wool and goat production, apiary, wildlife harvesting, opal mining and the growing tourism industry.

Paroo Shire Council is inviting applications for the position of its Chief Executive Officer from candidates keen to live and work in rural Australian communities with a view to applying and improving their executive skills in a hands-on leadership role.

The successful applicant will be expected to have broad practical experience and a strong working knowledge of Local Government including the legislative framework. They will possess effective leadership and supervisory skills, strong knowledge of operational and strategic financial management, with the ability to communicate effectively and build productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

The position is being offered on a minimum 3-year fixed term contract, with an attractive remuneration package to be negotiated.

Applications close with Council at 4pm on Friday 12 July 2024.

The following material is provided for the information of prospective applicants.

  1. Position Description
  2. Remuneration Package
  3. Organisational Profile
  4. Application Process & further information

What’s On Offer

This role offers the opportunity to make a difference in the community and continue important initiatives to help the region continue to thrive economically, whilst offering a magnificent rural and natural lifestyle. The Shire offers a welcoming environment and a positive and supportive experience. The Council offers a vibrant workplace that lives the values of integrity, efficiency and continuous improvement.

Where we live and work

The Paroo Shire encompasses the tradiUonal lands of seven Aboriginal groups and has a rich Indigenous history. The shire is known for its natural beauty, prisUne rivers and extensive bird life as well as the discovery of megafauna fossils such as the diprotodon.

There are four towns – Cunnamulla, centrally located within the shire on the banks of the Warrego River, is the largest centre. Its locaUon at the crossroads of the main north/south and east/west inland highways sees large numbers of vehicular traffic through the town and shire. It is part of the Outback Wellness Trail with the Cunnamulla Hot Springs and River Walk experience being a recently opened world class facility a[racUng many visitors.

Cunnamulla offers a wide choice of acUviUes including - golf, bowls, fishing, a spor1ng oval and tennis courts, swimming pool, racecourse with regular race mee1ngs, motor bike sports and bushlands for walking.

Eulo, Wyandra and the opal mining town of Yowah are the other three towns, each with their own individual appeal and tourist a[racUons. The country is ideal for livestock producUon, wool and meat sheep, ca[le and goats. It is known for its Mitchell grass plains and Mulga country much of which is now being carbon farmed. The Great Artesian Basin provides water security to both the towns and rural properUes throughout the shire.

The Council has a new Civic and Community Enterprise Centre as its office, a new sewerage treatment plant and is presently renewing the water mains reUculaUon system in Cunnamulla. NBN has just completed the roll out of fibre to the premise in the town and connecUons to the new system will become available in September.

Transport services include two weekly air services to and from Brisbane and two weekly bus services to and from Toowoomba. For educaUon there are three State Schools, the one in Cunnamulla is P – 12 and there is a Catholic primary school. The Cunnamulla Primary Health Care Centre has two doctors available and offers a range of visiUng allied health services. The local hospital is now a mulU- purpose health centre encompassing ten new self-contained aged care units within the complex that are due to open shortly.

For more information about the region visit: information-centre



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Paroo Shire,Queensland,Australia

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