Director Regional Activation

Come and be a part of our growth!

Wagga Wagga City is the regional capital of the Riverina region of NSW with an urban population of approximately 60,000 people. The city is located between Sydney and Melbourne (450kms each way) and is well connected with excellent air, rail and road links. Wagga Wagga is an important agricultural, industrial, health, education, military, and transport hub and the ninth fastest growing inland city in Australia.

As a result of continued economic growth we are seeking qualified and highly skilled individual to oversee the operations of the Regional Activation Directorate.

Director Regional Activation

An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

The successful applicant will have tertiary qualifications relevant to the role and substantial relevant work experience, including the development of practical solutions to promote economic development and renewal in regional environments.

The Director Regional Activation will utilise their skills and experience to develop and implement economic initiatives and projects that will establish Wagga Wagga as a future focused, thriving, and recognised regional centre.


To arrange a confidential conversation in relation to the role and prior to submitting an application, please contact Peter Thompson – General Manager on (02) 6926 9121.

What is next?

Applications close Friday, 1 March 2019 @ midnight AEST with interviews to be held in the week commencing Monday, 11 March 2019.

What you need to do now:

All applications must include three (3) documents:

A copy of the position description can be found here (PDF, 167.4 KB).

Applications must be submitted via email to:

Drive innovation in the fastest growing industry in Regional New South Wales:

Public Private Partnership with one of Australia’s largest private companies for the $100m Riverina Intermodal Freight and Logistics (RiFL) Hub.

RiFL Hub

Lead projects with lasting impacts like:

The Bolton Park Precinct has been identified as a possible location for the development of a Regional Sports Hub in Wagga Wagga within the NSW Government’s draft Riverina Murray Sport and Active Recreation Plan. A master plan has been adopted which incorporates a $65m program to make it the premier sports facility in southern New South Wales.

Bolton Park Precinct

Wagga Wagga is booming!

Wagga Wagga is thriving on all fronts, with the latest Economic Snapshot showing the regional city is the perfect place to invest, work and live.

Data collated by Wagga Wagga City Council shows the foundations of growth are strong – including low cost base for development, growing private and public investment, a skilled workforce, positive business environment, and high levels of innovation and collaboration.

The Economic Snapshot also highlights that Wagga Wagga’s population is forecast to grow by at least 21.53 per cent by 2036, coupled with an increase in registered businesses, affordable housing and prime industrial land at one-tenth of the cost of equivalent blocks in Western Sydney.

While Wagga Wagga’s prime location between Sydney and Melbourne and proximity to Canberra is reaping economic benefits, it’s also making it more attractive to visitors.

Visitor numbers are likely to continue to increase with a number of major projects in the works such as the Wagga Wagga Multisport Cycling Complex at Pomingalarna Park, Stage 2 of the Riverside development and more.

To find out more check out the Economic Snapshot in full.

Why Wagga?

For those of us who crave a country lifestyle but can’t imagine giving up the buzz of a busy town centre, Wagga Wagga could be the place where you can have your cake and eat it, too.

Lined with buildings from the turn of the 20th century, Fitzmaurice Street is evolving as the city’s entertainment hub, with unique retail, cafes, pubs and restaurants.

The town’s selection of museums and galleries includes the National Art Glass Gallery, which houses the country’s most comprehensive public collection of Australian studio glass. There is also three theatres, a cinema complex and the Botanic Gardens to explore.

For more information and to see what’s on check out our Visit Wagga Wagga website.

Find out why Wagga Wagga is the sweet spot: