Our Isaac Life

Isaac Regional Council:

We are committed to a workplace culture of innovation, leadership, trust and adding value to our communities.

We are always looking for individuals who can contribute to outstanding community outcomes.

We are a region that feeds, powers and builds communities, now and for the future.

Our supportive management structure ensures that staff are supported with their career and learning and development desires and are rewarded for their excellence and service.

Benefits such as nine-day fortnights, flexible working conditions, generous leave provisions and superannuation contributions are just a few of the many benefits our employees get to enjoy.

Organisational Structure:

Our Council is made up of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) that is led by our Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ken Gouldthorp. 

The team is charged with the responsibility of ensuring the delivery of the strategic intent of Council and to provide leadership to all employees. The ELT comprises of four Directorates in addition to the Office of the CEO which includes External Affairs & Advocacy and People & Capability:

  • Corporate Governance and Financial Services
  • Engineering and Infrastructure
  • Planning, Environment and Community Services
  • Water and Waste

These directorates are in place to not only ensure effective delivery of service to our local communities, but also to improve collaboration, engagement, and communication in a dynamic way and provide more equitable distribution of work across the organisation. 

Living in the Isaac region:

Did you know that our employees enjoy a great lifestyle, travel and tourism experiences right on their doorstep?

Located in the heart of the Central Queensland coal fields, the Isaac region offers residents the ultimate in both tree and sea-change lifestyles.

The region’s towns are vibrant, friendly, country communities boasting modern and convenient services with plenty to see and do.

Covering an area that is roughly the size of Tasmania, the Isaac region has renowned agricultural land, spectacular landscapes and award-winning events, such the St Lawrence Wetlands Weekend.

Our coastline is sprinkled with clear blue waters and opportunities for fishing, crabbing, dugong and whale watching.

Families value the region as a great place to raise children in a safe and secure environment; one that the people from all generations flock to.

It is this connectivity and community spirit which continues to contribute to the region’s quality of life.

The unique Isaac region is made up of seven towns – Nebo, Glenden, Moranbah, Dysart, Middlemount, Clermont and St Lawrence – and 10 townships.

Our towns and communities provide for a rural lifestyle within reach of Mackay and the world-renowned Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef.

Not only are we known for our tree and sea-change lifestyles, but our region is also home to over 25 open cut and underground coal mines, a thriving resources industry all set against a beautiful landscape.

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