Manager Roads and Drainage

Job No: PEAK37
Location: St George Qld

About the Organisation

  • Challenging role in important directorate
  • Country lifestyle
  • Salary package + subsidised accommodation if req + car with limited private use


The Balonne Shire is located in Queensland, about 500km inland from the Queensland capital, Brisbane, and is nestled just above the New South Wales border. Our Shire serves as a bridge between the expanse of the great outback to its west, and the Great Dividing Range and capital city to its east.

Across more than 31,000 square kilometres, 4500 residents call one of our seven communities home – St George, Thallon, Dirranbandi, Bollon, Nindigully, Mungindi, and Hebel. One of the unique things about our Shire is that every town is situated beside a river.

Traditionally, the Shire’s economy has been built around agriculture, in particular the production of cotton, grain, sheep and cattle. Growth has been shown in new areas such as tourism, and horticultural crops such as grapes, onions, and garlic.

The Shire hub, St George, sits at the intersection of six highways, providing connectivity for the transportation of goods and flow through of visitors alike. The Council plays an important role to improve the thriving economy.

Council operating budget is approximately $ 25 million with a staff base of 97.

About the Position


The Manager Roads and Drainage is responsible for the construction and maintenance of Council’s roads, drainage, plant and equipment and other Council assets. Ensuring Council meets its levels of service, regulatory and licensing requirements through providing high quality technical leadership.

 Position Details

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Peak Services is working in conjunction with Balonne Shire Council, exclusively on this position. We offer local government expertise across a wide range of professional fields, providing tailored solutions for councils and other similar organisations. We work with our clients to deliver meaningful outcomes in recruitment and contracting services. 

How to Apply

Before you apply for this position, please read the position description carefully to assess your eligibility and suitability for the position.  You will be required to answer a few questions that relate to the criteria on the online application below.  You will also be asked to attach your current resume which should include two recent employment related referees. Please note that you cannot submit your application without attaching your resume. When uploading your resume or documents please ensure file names should only include 'A-z', '0-9', '.' and '-' characters.

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Applications will close on Thursday  the 19th July at 10 pm.  Please ensure you leave adequate time to complete your application before the closing date and time.

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