Director Planning, Environment and Community Services
Dan Wagner is a qualified town planner and holds over 15 years’ experience in delivery of land use planning, economic development and community engagement programs in the State and Local Government sectors.
Dan was appointed to the director’s role in May 2021 where he leads a range of Council’s most prominent community-facing programs and initiatives, including land use planning, social policy, environmental strategies, regulatory and compliance functions, economic development and investment attraction, community facilities, commercial operations, community programs, and customer experience and engagement activities. He represents Council on a range of related committees and initiatives. Prior to Dan’s appointment as director, he was Council’s Manager of Liveability and Sustainability from 2019.
Before Isaac, Dan’s diverse and extensive career encompassed work in leading a range of regional development and planning initiatives with the Queensland and New South Wales governments, as well as work in quality assurance within the construction and sugar industries.
Dan holds a Bachelor of Urban Development from the Queensland University of Technology, accreditations in project management and public participation, as well as professional memberships with the Planning Institute of Australia, Local Government Managers Australia (Queensland) and the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.