Tomorrow is world earth day; one of the biggest global movements that raises awareness on leading environmental issues and the ways society can protect and conserve our earth. Environmental conservation and sustainability play a big role within the public sector, as it impacts so much on local communities and their quality of life. Having access to clean, fresh water, green space to exercise and relax in and even the quality of the air we breathe is all dependent on our environment and the measures we put in place to help preserve and protect it.
As part of the Earth Day celebrations this year, President Biden has invited 40 world leaders (including Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison) to a virtual Leaders Summit aimed to underscore the urgency and the economic benefits of stronger climate action (The White House, 2021). While Australia is still yet to achieve its target of a 26-28% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030 (Knott, 2021) local councils and organisations within the public sector have been steadily doing their part and have been working on some exciting environmental initiatives – especially over the last year. In celebration of Earth Day, Public Sector People take a closer look at some of the recent projects within local councils across Australia dedicated to preserving our environment and improving the quality of life within their local communities:
Greening Sydney Strategy 2030
At the end of March, The City of Sydney released a new plan to cover 40% of the city in greenery by 2050; a plan which will focus on new and improved parks, green roofs and walls, streetscape gardening and 700 new street trees planted per year (Reedie, 2021).
Sydney’s Lord Mayor Clover Moore has said this latest proposal is a necessary action to help fight the planet’s climate crisis and benefit the quality of life for local residents and visitors to the city.
“Trees remove thousands of tonnes of pollution from our air, store carbon and help mitigate extreme weather, while also relieving stress, depression and anxiety. It is critical that we value everything our broad urban forest and greenery can do for us, and invest heavily in it,” she said in a recent press statement (Reedie, 2021).
This follows the launch of the research project Better Parks, Healthier for All  in June last year where researchers began collaborating with urban planners and policymakers to investigate the mental health and cardiometabolic benefits of green city spaces (Skatssoon, 2020). Meanwhile, a national survey conducted in Canada has revealed that 82% of citizens felt that parks had become more important to their mental health during the pandemic and 55% of cities had said park use had increased (Hoag, 2021).
Covid-19 was able to highlight the importance green spaces and parks play in urban communities and City of Sydney is acting on this to ensure a greener, calmer and more resilient city. To achieve this, the city’s green make-over will invest $377 into the development and renewal of existing parks and open spaces over the next 10 years. The strategy will also aim to increase canopy cover by 23% by 2030 and increase 40% of vegetation and green cover across the city by 2050. Furthermore, the council are focusing on creating greener, sustainable buildings moving forward and have set a target that all public and privately-owned properties provide 28% of green cover (Hartmann, 2021).
The strategy will also introduce Green Factor Scores3, an urban planning tool that evaluates and quantifies the amount and quality of urban greening a future project provides. To ensure greening is planned for and provided on private land, Green Factor Scores will be implemented into new planning controls moving forward. All projects will need to achieve a required score based on characteristics like the type of development, location and other site considerations.
This is a considerable long-term investment for City of Sydney Council and an exciting opportunity for urban planners, designers and policymakers within the environmental space to improve the quality of life within their local community.
Sunshine Coast Council’s Automated Waste Collection System
Sunshine Coast Council will be taking a nation-leading position on sustainability when they unveil Australia’s first underground automated general waste collection system, which is currently being installed in the new Maroochydore City Centre.
Automated underground rubbish systems are already in place across European and Asian cities including London, Singapore, Beijing and Stockholm but this will be the first project of its kind in Australia (Moore, 2021).
The project will include a 6.5km network of underground pipes that will move waste and recyclables from buildings and street bins within the new Maroochydore City Centre to a collection station via vacuum pressure at up to 70kmh. The collected material will then be transferred to disposal or recycling materials (Sunshine Coast Council, 2021).
By incorporating this innovative waste management strategy, the Sunshine Coast Council will be able to remove the need for waste collection trucks to lift wheelie bins, which alone alleviate traffic in the new CBD. The system will also help reduce litter, vermin and street cleaning costs and will be fully sealed to minimise odours.
Pipe installation for stage one of the project has already been completed and construction of stage two of the project, which includes further pipe installation and the overall project is estimated to be operational by June/July this year (Australian Government, 2021).
In addition to supporting the local community’s environmental and recycling efforts, the system is also supporting the local economy, with the construction of the automated system creating numerous job opportunities and paving the way for future projects being unveiled.
The managing director of Envac Australia Tony Kutra – the Swedish company that won the contract to build the waste disposal network- has said he has since been in talks with other Australian councils, governments, and developers of larger master-planned communities7(Moore, 2021). Watch this space!
City of Melbourne’s Fast-Tracked Bike Lanes
Mid-last year The City of Melbourne and the Victorian Government announced their decision to fast-track 40kms of new bicycle paths. The bicycle paths provide numerous benefits to the local Melbourne community, including alleviating congestion on main roads, providing a safer way for cyclists to travel and encouraging patrons to use their bikes as opposed to cars to get around. As of 2018, Transport was the second-largest source of emissions in Australia, producing 18% of the country’s emissions (Climate Council, 2018). Cars are responsible for almost half of these transport emissions, so providing people a safe and convenient way to cycle rather than drive, will go a long way in reducing Australia’s Greenhouse Gas emissions, not to mention improving the health and wellbeing of individual community members.
City of Melbourne took this fast-tracked project one step further, however, by being the first council to use recycled glass to create the protected barriers used along the new bike lanes and achieve zero-emission mobility. Approximately 15 to 30 kilograms of glass are going into each barrier, rather than ending up in landfill (City of Melbourne, 2020). Furthermore, the manufacturing company making these barriers was relocated from China to Geelong in 2016, to support local manufacturing and create local jobs. The City of Melbourne invested $16 million to deliver the first 20 kilometres of fast-tracked bike lanes in the second half of last year, with the remaining 20 kilometres being delivered this year (City of Melbourne, 2020).
The City of Greater Geelong’s innovative & Green Civic Precinct
The City of Greater Geelong meanwhile, has been experimenting with sustainable materials for their latest building projects. The council started construction on their new civic precinct last year, which will be home to the council’s new centralised administrative offices. However, this precinct is a building with a difference, as it will be made from cross-laminated timber (CLT), which has a lower embodied carbon footprint. Cross-laminated timber is an example of mass engineered timber (MET), an innovative construction alternative to steel and concrete that has been well- established throughout Europe but still relatively new to the Australian market.
There are multiple benefits for using MET including improved quality control due to the highly precise and automated manufacturing processes involved, while the fact that the material is prefabricated offsite, means it can achieve up to 35% in time savings at the project level (Building & Construction Authority, 2018). But its biggest advantage is its environmental impact. MET is harvested from sustainably managed forests and a tonne of timber will emit eight times less the amount of carbon than a tonne of concrete, while building costs can be reduced by up to 20% during construction (Building & Construction Authority, 2018).
The Geelong council wanted the project to be ‘green’ from day one, in order to be leaders within the market on low embodied carbon building and exemplify Geelong’s designation as a UNESCO City of Design (City of Greater Geelong, 2020).
The project is also a great boost for the local economy as 60% of the business material and inputs will be from local suppliers and businesses throughout the construction phase (which is expected to be completed in mid- 2022) and will consequently create 900 jobs approximately (The Fifth Estate, 2020).
These are just some of the many sustainably- led projects being unveiled and managed within the public sector across the country, especially within the urban design and planning space. To find out more about the job opportunities within this sector, you can click the link below to contact our designated planning and environment consultants or look at some of the current jobs they have available:
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 Moore, Tony. (2021). Plan To Rid Australian City Of Rubbish Trucks Almost Ready To Suck. Brisbane Times. Retrieved from: https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/plan-to-rid-australian-city-of-rubbish-trucks-almost-ready-to-suck-20210413-p57irq.html
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Public Sector People are currently recruiting four Public Health Officer roles for a Melbourne council based in the CBD. You will be working a four on / four off rota and be responsible for surveilling, investigating and enforcing compliance of the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 and industry guidelines within high risk industries. You will be inspecting premises to ensure they are complying with any Covid restrictions in place. The role is initially a three month contract but very likely to be extended. You will receive a week of training and onboarding. This is a role with the most prestigious council in Melbourne and an excellent opportunity for a Public Health graduate, a compliance and/or enforcement officer. You will be paid $35 - $40 plus super. Selection Criteria An interest in Public Health Strong verbal communication, you will be working in a community facing role. Comfortable working Four days in a row / four days off and then four night shifts. Available to start mid- August. Please apply using the relevant link with an update resume. For a confidential discussion regarding this role, contact Emma Murphy at PSP on 03 8533 3111.
Public Sector People are currently recruiting an Environmental Officer for a Water Authority on a contract basis. The Environmental Officer works within the Environment team, assisting the team’s role as a business advisory service and with delivering ongoing improvement in environmental management and compliance. The Environmental Officer provides integral support to the Manager Environment & Climate Adaptation and Environmental Advisor roles. This role is suited to a graduate who has had some professional experience, e.g. a student placement or internship and who is ready to build on their experience. Key Responsibilities and Duties Administer key water quality monitoring programs, including Blue-Green Algae, the MID Nutrient Monitoring program, Regional Environment Improvement Plan and other environmental monitoring programs. Assist with the organization's obligations under the Safe Drinking Water Act 2003, including ongoing implementation, annual reporting and stakeholder liaison. Providing support for environmental services to business units, including project environmental management, environmental incidents and environmental auditing. Selection Criteria A degree in an appropriate field (e.g. Environmental Sciences, Natural Resource Management etc) Understanding of natural resource management principles and concepts, in particular as they relate to the management of water resources. Competent in the use of the Microsoft suite of products. Additional knowledge of software such as GIS will be highly regarded. Benefits Immediate start. Full time role Location is negotiable Opportunity to build your experience within a Water Corporation. Please apply using the relevant link with an update resume. For a confidential discussion regarding this role, contact Emma Murphy at PSP on 03 8535 3111.
Public Sector People are working with a metro council in the Western suburbs on the recruitment of a Senior EHO. You will be able to demonstrate your excellent industry knowledge and previous experience working for a Local Council as an EHO. You will be able to competently complete registered premises inspections whilst communicating with local proprietors in a professional manner. This is a contract role running through to the end of the year and paying $46p/h + super. We also have roles across a number of councils in metro and regional Victoria, if this role isn’t suitable for you but you are available for contract work on a full-time or part-time basis please contact us or apply following the link and we will reach out. You will be working on Customer complaint investigations Public Health and Wellbeing Act inspections Food Act inspections Pandemic Team support Health promotion support and program implementation and development Customer engagement and setting expectations Requirements include: Suitable qualifications – Bachelor of Applied Science or Health Science (Environmental Health) – or recognised equivalency Recent public sector experience as a practicing Environmental Health Officer, or membership with Environmental Health Australia Current Victorian driver licence. Previous Local Government experience as an EHO. For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity or other Environmental Health roles within public sector, please contact Emma Murphy on (03) 8535 3111 | Emma@publicsectorpeople.com.au.
PSP are working with a metro council in the East on the recruitment of a Senior Urban Designer. Joining a newly established design team, you will be working on broad and varied projects, this is the opportunity to champion better design outcomes and generate rich placemaking initiatives in a large LGA. You will be working on major activity centres, revitalization of public spaces and have a strong focus on community engagement and consultation. This role is suited to a Senior Urban Designer who is passionate about making a difference through place-based human centred design. Can offer a contract or permanent arrangement, depending on your preference. Open to full-time or part-time hours. Requirements include: Qualifications in, Architecture, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture or related discipline, and strong experience in the delivery of related programmes of work. Experience in Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD, SketchUp (or equivalent related graphic and 3D modelling packages), and sound understanding of Local Government Skills in working with consultants, leading a team and engaging with internal stakeholders, government and industry bodies and the community. Benefits include: Flexible working hours Hybrid model remote and office based arrangement Can offer contract or permanent role Band 7 remuneration For a confidential discussion regarding this position and other opportunities within Metropolitan and Regional Victoria, please contact Emma Murphy at PSP on (03) 8535 3111. Alternatively, please e-mail your current resume in Word format using the link below.
Public Sector People are seeking a Senior Strategic Planner for a growth area council in the South East of Melbourne. This role is within the City Planning & infrastructure team, you will be responsible for conducting research and consultation, managing projects and developing strategy policies for significant land use, built form issues, corporate and community planning and organisation-wide issues. You will be primarily working from home, open to part-time applicants. This is an initial three month contract with opportunity to be extended. $50 - $55 p/h + super. Requirements include: Tertiary qualification in Town Planning, Urban Studies, Environmental Planning or related discipline. Experience with developing land use and development strategies, assessing and administering planning scheme amendments. Demonstrated experience in project managing development/contribution plans, and representing Council at Planning Panels would be an advantage For a confidential discussion regarding this position and other opportunities within Metropolitan and Regional Victoria, please contact Emma Murphy at PSP on (03) 8535 3111. Alternatively, please e-mail your current resume in Word format using the link below. .
PSP currently seeking a Band 6 Landscape Architect (2 days) to work for a Northern metro council for an initial 6 month contract period. This council have an increased volume in projects and there is plenty of opportunity for this role to be extended or to transition into a permanent capacity. Reporting directly into the coordinator of landscape and design, you will develop innovative and sustainable landscape architectural solutions for both private and public realms, within established, renewal and urban growth areas ie. transitioning urban design from a planning phase into implementation phase. You will manage complex projects and project teams involved in concept and design development, consultation, preparation of contract documentation including cost estimates and specifications, tendering of construction works, site supervision and project management. This may also require managing external consultants, including project scoping, technical brief preparation and procurement. Requirements include: A tertiary qualification in Landscape Architecture, Urban Design or other associated profession. AutoCAD, Illustrator, InDesign proficiency Demonstrated experience in design development and project management with proven skills in delivering project outcomes within specific timelines and within allocated budgets. Benefits include: Secure a long term contract Add to your portfolio with experience in a growth are council. $60 - $65 per hour, two days per week. For a confidential discussion regarding this position and other opportunities within Metropolitan and Regional Victoria, please contact Emma Murphy at PSP on (03) 8535 3111. Alternatively, please e-mail your current resume in Word format using the link below.
Public Sector People are currently working with a council located in Melbourne’s Inner-Metropolitan area to a recruit a Band 6 and a Band 7 planner for 3 month contracts (very likely to be extended). Your core function will be to manage a caseload of applications and produce the delegate reports. You will be dealing primarily with Clause 54s, Clause 55s, 5-6 storey apartment blocks and liquor licences. Due to a substantial increase in applications our client requires you to assist one of three planning teams, ensuring that applications are being serviced and producing reports in an effective and efficient manner. This is a Senior role and we are seeking an experienced planner, ideally with previous experience in inner urban Melbourne. You will be using Trim, Pathways and Trapeze. Flexible hours, part-timers encouraged to apply. Requirements include: Tertiary qualification in Town Planning, Urban Studies, Environmental Planning or related discipline. Experienced Local Government planner. Ability to work autonomously and manage your time efficiently. Benefits include: Gain valuable experience in an Inner-Metro Council as a senior team member. Competitive hourly rate offering $55 - $65 p/h + super Immediate start Will be WFH/office based as Covid restrictions allow. Flexible hours, happy to accommodate 3 - 4 days per week. For a confidential discussion regarding this position and other opportunities within Metropolitan and Regional Victoria, please contact Emma Murphy at Public Sector People on (03) 8535 3111. Alternatively, please e-mail your current resume in Word format using the link below.
Public Sector People are seeking a Landscape Architect for a council based in Melbourne’s CBD. Working in the City Design branch, this is council’s centre of excellence for design. It includes Urban Design, Landscape, Architecture and Industrial design teams. In this rile you will be responsible for planning, organising and delivering landscape architecture projects on time, to budget and within the scope and quality in project briefs. Responsibilities are across the full project development lifecycle from concept through to delivery including project scope and specifications, procurement/tendering, managing consultants, contractors and stakeholders (internal/external) to achieve the successful delivery of key milestones and high quality design outcomes. The successful candidate will have public sector experience and strong design and documentation experience. Requirements include: A tertiary qualification in Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, or other associated profession. Three years’ plus experience in a Landscape Architecture role, ideally within the public sector. Strong design and documentation experience Benefits include: Flexible working hours. Contract through until December. Work for a council renowned for its focus on achieving good quality design outcomes. Mixture of WFH and office based working. For a confidential discussion regarding this position and other opportunities within Metropolitan and Regional Victoria, please contact Emma Murphy at Public Sector People on (03) 8535 3111. Alternatively, please e-mail your current resume in Word format using the link below.
Local Government l Permanent Opportunity $100K - $110K + Super Interesting Projects You Won't Get At Other LGA's PSP are working with a large Local Government organisation who are looking to engage a Principle Planner to join their City Planning team. Role: The Principal Strategic Planner will be part of a passionate and dynamic team of strategic planners. In this role, you will lead various strategic initiatives and promote Council through high-level advocacy with all tiers of Government and key stakeholders. Council are seeking a person with enthusiasm and experience in strategic planning to inspire, support and mentor staff. Benefits: Generous flexi time policy allowing up to 2 flex days per month; Learning and Development opportunities; Comprehensive and flexible study assistance program; Partnerships with local universities; Access to Long Service Leave after 5 years; Health and Wellbeing access including, leave, free counselling, and gym subsidy; and A brand-new council administration building under construction. Salary: An attractive salary package is available for the suitable candidate and includes a lease back vehicle or a vehicle allowance. For a confidential discussion or to register your interest in this role, please contact Wallentina Simmons at PSP on 0412 102 322. Alternatively, please e-mail your current resume in Word format to firstname.lastname@example.org
Initial 3 Month Contract $56.96 to $59.85 + Super Local Government Role PSP are working with a Local Government organisation looking to engage a HR Business Partner on an initial 3 month contract. Role: Tertiary qualifications in HR or similar, ideally at degree level; Manage the end to end recruitment process for assigned business units; Provide accurate, timely and consistent advice and strategies for employee relations matters; Strong knowledge of NSW Local Government State Award & other relevant legislation; Highly developed communication and relationship building skills; Previous employment background in local government in a similar role. Based on experience, knowledge & expertise, the hourly rate applicable is between $56.96 to $59.85 + Super. Please reach out if you would like a copy of the position description and further information. For a confidential discussion or to register your interest in this role, please contact Wallentina Simmons at PSP on 0412 102 322. Alternatively, please e-mail your current resume in Word format to email@example.com
PSP are working with a large Local Government organisation looking to engage an Executive Planner to join their Strategic Planning team on a permanent basis. Role: The Executive Planner is one of two within the Strategic Planning team who lead a passionate and dynamic team of strategic planners. In this role, you will lead various strategic initiatives and promote Council through high-level advocacy with all tiers of Government and key stakeholders. They are seeking a person with enthusiasm and experience in strategic planning to lead, inspire and mentor staff and progress an ambitious work program. This is a great opportunity to take that next step in your planning career and join an organisation that is at the forefront of planning in one of the most exciting and dynamic regions in Sydney. Benefits: Generous flexi time policy allowing up to 2 flex days per month. Learning and Development opportunities. Access to Long Service Leave after 5 years. Health and Wellbeing access including, leave, free counselling, and gym subsidy; and A brand-new council administration building under construction. Salary: An attractive salary package is available for the suitable candidate and includes a lease back vehicle or a vehicle allowance. Would this role be of interest to you, or someone you may know with a similar background to you? For more information call 0412 102 322 or email cv firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Government Role $85.00 Per Hour + Super l 35 Hour Week Initial 4 Month Contract Role PSP are working with a large Local Government organisation who are looking to engage a Media Advisor on an initial 4 month contract. They are looking for an experienced media advisor, who will fit straight into the team and pick up processes quickly. The role requires someone with strong writing skills who works well under pressure. Cultural fit is also very important. Role: Some out of hours work may be required. On a day-to-day basis the role will require writing media releases and other communications copy as required, review and edit materials, liaise with media, respond to media inquiries, work closely with Council teams. For a confidential discussion or to register your interest in this role , please contact Wallentina Simmons at PSP on 0412 102 322. Alternatively, please e-mail your current resume in Word format to email@example.com
12 Month Contract Role $43.54 to $48.77 per hour + super PSP are working with a large Local Government organisation, who own and operate 26 early learning centres. They are looking to engage a Marketing and Communications Officer on a 12 month contract. Role: The role is responsible for the development, management and implementation of stakeholder communications and engagement. The role is required to develop consistent, effective and strategically aligned communications content. This includes managing and developing promotional content across a range of different platforms including social media. Essential Degree qualification in communications, public relations or marketing. Solid experience in a similar communications or marketing role Excellent organisational and project management skills, a capacity to work independently and prioritise workloads Proficient with Microsoft Office suite Class ‘C’ drivers licence. For a confidential discussion or to register your interest in this role, please contact Wallentina Simmons at PSP on 0412 102 322. Alternatively, please e-mail your current resume in Word format to firstname.lastname@example.org
QLD State Government Organisation 12 Month Contract $57 - $62 per hour + Super Work role responsibilities PSP are working with a large State QLD government organisation. They are looking to engage a Communications Advisor, the role will provide strategic community and stakeholder management services to technical and professional staff for community engagement, media relations, issues management, public affairs and stakeholder relationship management. Accountabilities include: Coordinate community and stakeholder engagement activities for road infrastructure projects in the region, including providing project managers with ongoing strategic communications advice, and developing and implementing communication strategies. Develop strategies for stakeholder management and consult with a wide range of interest groups. Provide communication advice and support to the Project Directors, managers and other staff in the areas of media and issues management, risk assessment, community engagement and communication strategies using appropriate communication tools. Manage the preparation of communications materials, including researching and writing media releases, ministerial briefings, newsletters, flyers, display materials, speech notes and others for the project. Mandatory Requirements Current holder of a Class C driver’s licence with own vehicle to attend site (travel costs will not form part of the contract) Required to undergo employment screening (for example a criminal history check) as part of our selection process. Construction Industry Induction Card (White Card) Desirable Requirements A degree in communications, public relations, journalism or marketing would be highly desirable. Experience in major project environments and social media competency, will also be highly regarded. IAP2 or equivalent training in community engagement. For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity or similar roles in Local Government, please contact Wallentina Simmons on 0412 102 322 | email@example.com.
PSP are working with a large Government organisation who are looking to engage a Senior Town Planner. ROLE: Providing technical advice Assessment of Development Applications (DA's) Deliver high quality customer service to applicants, residents and other stakeholders in the City through the provision of expert advice on relevant processes, polices and regulations. Deliver evidence and appear as an expert witness on behalf of Council in the Land and Environment Court and Local Court in accordance with legislative requirements and regulations. Undertake the project management of development related applications from lodgement to determination and manage DA matters arising during construction, including co-ordination of input from other Units and Government authorities. Key Requirements: Degree qualifications in Town Planning Excellent written and verbal communication skills Knowledge of local government and environmental legislation Strong time management and problem solving skills For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity or similar roles in Local Government, please contact Wallentina Simmons on 0412 102 322 | firstname.lastname@example.org.