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Operator of the Year - Queensland

Sponsored by AWA Queensland Branch

This is the most prestigious award presented at the WIOA Qld conference annually. The award is presented to operators of water or wastewater treatment facilities to recognise excellent performance, initiative and all round attention to detail.

The Queensland Branch of AWA as award sponsor sends a letter to all Council and Water Authority CEO’s annually requesting nominations of “operations staff” to be considered for the Award.

The criteria for the determination of the winner is: Nominees should be employed in Queensland and should have direct responsibility for operational decisions at community water and wastewater treatment plants/ or industrial water or wastewater plants.

The following features are taken into account in considering worthy recipients:

  1. Continuing education/training achievement;
  2. Overall plant or system management and condition;
  3. Demonstrated attention to Occupational Health and Safety and other regulatory responsibilities;
  4. Initiative and innovation, demonstrating improved treatment and efficiency

The completed applications are judged by AWA and the winner of the Queensland Operator of the Year Award is announced at the Awards Dinner at the WIOA Workshop annually.  The winner receives a perpetual trophy for his or her organisation to keep for 12 months, plus a personal trophy to keep permanently.

Operator of the Year Honour Roll - Queensland

Year Venue Operator of the Year
2017 Logan John Holmes
2016 Rockhampton Vern Atkinson
2015 Toowoomba Grahame Dunstan
2014 Logan Julie Smith
2013 Gold Coast Chris Hughes
2012 Gold Coast Robert Harman
2011 Toowoomba Robin Cherry
2010 Rockhampton Martin Hindmarsh
2009 Caloundra Brian Caplick
2008 Gold Coast - Carrara

John Paulger & Ian Cuthbertson

2007 Rockhampton Paul Jensen
2006 Rockhampton James Castle


Last updated on 28-Jun-2017

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