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General Manager, Huon Valley Council

  • Fourth fastest growing municipal area in rural Tasmania
  • Encourage economic growth and investment
  • Australia’s most southerly municipal area

The Huon Valley

The Huon Valley Council covers 5,497km, is the southernmost local government area in Australia and a 30 minute drive from Hobart.  The area is rich in agriculture and horticulture, aquaculture, tourism and hospitality, health services and forestry.

A beautiful rural area, the majority of the population is serviced across five main townships, each with their own unique needs.  The Huon Valley attracts a diverse population and foresees considerable growth expectations of 21.3% over a 25 year period.  This growth is driven largely by migration both nationally and internationally.

The Role

This is an exciting opportunity for a respected and accomplished senior leader, with extensive experience in transformational change.  A visionary leader, you will bring strong strategic thinking and the ability to anticipate the strategic needs for infrastructure and services pertinent to a growing population.

Through an unwavering, values-based approach to leadership and employee engagement, you will build strong, harmonious relationships and foster a culture of continuous improvement, innovation and a customer centric approach.

Enlisting your well-honed commercial skills and insights you will enjoy the opportunity to further diversify the Huon Valley’s economy, creating opportunities to attract commercial investment and local jobs.

Your ability to build prosperous relationships with a wide range of stakeholders across all industries and government, will enable opportunities to be seized and strengthen the Huon Valley’s brand in the market-place.

Prior experience in local government will be viewed favourably however, is not essential, as would experience in an innovative service industry.

A tertiary qualification in business, management or a related field, or substantial equivalent experience is essential.


To express formal interest and obtain a copy of the Position Description and Selection Criteria, please email or

For a confidential discussion please contact Joanne Inches directly on 0408 331 311.

Applications close 6pm Wednesday 26th May 2021.

Candidates will be responsible for meeting the requirements of a Working with Vulnerable People Registration (TAS) and a Police Criminal History Check.

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