Job Details - Parks and Gardens and Trees Labourer Opportunities

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498899 Projects & Asset Srvcs Full time, Maximum Term, Permanent Parks/ Horticulture/ Arboriculture

The details:

We are calling for Expressions of Interest from anyone keen to be considered for potential upcoming temporary and permanent opportunities throughout the various teams and depot locations within our region.

Temporary opportunities come up from time to time to back fill roles where team members are on extended leave, acting in another role, or due to increased short term demand or projects.

We anticipate the details will be...

  • Maximum Term or Permanent Full Time contracts 
  • $60,555 + super (up to 12%) + applicable allowances 
    Qld Local Government Industry Award (Stream B) - Level 3 of the MBRC EBA4 Certified Agreement
  • 9 day fortnight | 76 hour fortnight
  • Location: role dependent. Council currently has depots located at Arana Hills, Bribie Island, Burpengary, Dayboro, Deception Bay, Caboolture, Margate, Petrie and Woodford. Please note that our Burpengary, Deception Bay and Petrie depots will be moving to a brand new depot at Narangba later in 2023 

The roles and requirements:

Our Parks and Gardens teams are engaged in the operational maintenance of Councils open space and natural areas. Typically working within small crews, led by a crew leader - our Parks and Gardens labourers are maintaining the region’s open space environments. The tasks and duties of this position will involve manual handling/labouring tasks, mowing and maintaining the regions parks, gardens and open spaces.

Our Trees teams are responsible for maintaining Moreton Bay Regional Council’s tree assets within the region. Typically working within small crews, led by a crew leader - you will be maintaining the region’s tree assets. The tasks and duties of this position will involve some manual handling/labouring tasks, driving the truck, branch clearing and operation of equipment where trained as required.

To be considered for these positions, you will have relevant experience in your chosen stream (Parks or Trees) and you will hold an MR class truck licence and either currently hold or be willing to obtain a Construction Induction Card prior to commencement. 

We are focused on delivering on our corporate values of Service, Teamwork, Integrity, Respect and Sustainability, and for all our roles are seeking people who resonate with these values.

The Recruitment Process

As this is an expression of interest, it is not always guaranteed there is a suitable role available at the time you submit your application.

Once a suitable role becomes available, your application will be assessed alongside the role requirements.  If your application is progressed, you will be contacted by the talent acquisition team with an update and to confirm your interest.

Why join the MBRC Team?

As the third largest local government area in Australia and the fifth fastest growing region, the Moreton Bay Region boasts beautiful beaches and waterways, amazing manufacturing hubs and picturesque hinterland hamlets. Moreton Bay has a strong and connected community that enjoys all the traditional Jinibara, Kabi Kabi and Turrbal country has to offer within our region.

With a diverse workforce of more than 2000 team members dedicated to servicing the needs and enhancing the lifestyle of more than 479,000 residents, each team member has an intrinsic ability to impact our community. Whether you’re a manager or working on the frontline, your role will make a difference - bring your expertise and join our driven team today.

Aside from an opportunity to build a rewarding career within a diverse and growing organisation, we offer a range of team member benefits including:

  • Discounted Health Insurance.
  • Free flu vaccinations every year.
  • Fitness Passport program offering discounted membership for you and your family to selected facilities.
  • Generous employer and employee super contribution scheme.
  • Salary packaging options on novated leases, superannuation payments, smartphones and devices.
  • We want you and your family to feel well supported when you need it most - as a team member you will have access our 24/7 confidential counselling service, leader support hotline, chaplaincy program and our Mates in Construction program.

How to Apply

Click on the 'Apply' button below to complete your online application. Please upload your current resume that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of these potential opportunities.  You will also have the opportunity to submit a cover letter should you wish. 

In the online application process we will also request a little more information about the types of roles you are interested in being considered for (eg. location, full time/temporary etc), your availability, licences/ceritificates/qualifications and skills.  Should your preferences change simply log back in to your applicant account (Sign in), and click 'update your application'.

Please note: applicants will be required to undergo a physical and hearing assessment with an independent professional nominated by MBRC as part of the recruitment process for this role as well as a National Police History Check.

Closing Date

We will keep this Expression of Interest open on our website for applications until 31 August 2023. 

Any questions?

To obtain further details please contact our Careers team at

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