Damon Meadows

Senior Advisor – Professional Advisory and Grant Program Office

Damon Meadows

About Damon

With 20 years’ experience in QLD local government, Damon has a demonstrated and deep-seated knowledge of regional Queensland. From “bringing picnics back to Beardmore Dam” to managing client relations, Damon’s passion for Queensland is clear. 

Having been an advisor with the QLD government since 2003, Damon has developed a wealth of knowledge around the local government, sport and recreation sectors.   

Damon has supported community organisations and local governments with funding applications, planning and infrastructure projects, governance and legislation advice, grant management and engagement activities. 

Having managed approved funding for the Queensland and Australian government, Damon can assist councils meet their responsibilities through the entire project process - from project decision making, funding application, procurement, project management, reporting and communications, to the acquittal and community celebration of completed projects. 

In addition to this, Damon’s experience and qualifications as a trainer and workshop facilitator showcase his exceptional and client-focussed demeanour. 

Key Experience

Principal Regional Advisor – Local Government Division, QLD Government (2019 – 2022)

  • Development of new and existing stakeholder relationships
  • Program delivery for internal and external stakeholders
  • Providing wide-ranging advisory services
  • Delivering technical advice relating to legislation, governance, funding, and project delivery
  • Facilitate training for external stakeholders
  • Providing networks for elected members and council officers
  • Represent the department
  • Preparation of high-level correspondence

Senior Regional Advisor – Local Government Division, QLD Government (2009 – 2019)

  • Build upon and oversee relationships, program delivery and advisory services
  • Provision of advice regarding legislation, governance, funding, and project delivery
  • Strong capability in the delivery of training services for elected members and council officers
  • Represent the department and prepare high level correspondence

Senior Advisor – Sport and Recreation Queensland, QLD Government (2008 - 2009)

  • Support local governments, community organisations and stakeholders
  • Technical advisor in planning, governance, funding, and project delivery
  • Facilitation of workshops and networks

Advisor – Sport and Recreation Queensland, QLD Government (2003 - 2008)

Core Capability

  • Client Relations
  • Governance
  • Portfolio Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Communication Skills

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement)
  • Certificate IV Training and Assessment