Director Communications and Engagement

The Western Distributor Authority (WDA) is responsible for the delivery of the West Gate Tunnel Project, Monash Freeway Upgrade and Webb Dock access improvements. Being delivered in partnership with Transurban, The West Gate Tunnel will provide a much-needed alternative to the West Gate Bridge with a second major river crossing. It will reduce travel time, improve freight access to the Port of Melbourne and remove thousands of trucks from local streets. In addition, it will create around 6000 jobs and deliver an approximate $11 billion boost to Victoria's economy. The WDA is an Administrative Office established in relation to the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR).
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Department: Western Distributor Authority
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Communications, Marketing and Media
Classification: EO2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/000484
Closing Date: 30-Apr-2017
Salary Range: $202,489 - $324,100
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD - Director Communications and Engagement.docx (Word, 810KB)

Contact: Katrina Rio
03 9938 0523

Position Details


  • Executive Officer position
  • $202,489 - $324,100 plus superannuation
  • Full time, Fixed Term (up to three years)

The Western Distributor Authority (WDA) has an opportunity available for an experienced Director, Communications and Engagement.

The Director, Communications and Engagement will be responsible for developing and implementing key strategies to ensure proactive management of stakeholders. It will manage media relations and all channels of communications and community relations including community consultation, public information materials and events in relation to the West Gate Tunnel Project (WTGP), in collaboration with project partners.

How to apply

Please submit a cover letter including a statement taking into account the Key Selection Criteria as a whole and your resume. Individual responses to the Key Selection Criteria are not required.  Applications not submitted in full may not be considered. Applications must be submitted via

For a confidential discussion, please contact Katrina Rio, Manager People and Executive Services on 03 9938 0523.

Additional information about the project can be obtained at

Applications close 11.59pm – 30 April 2017

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