Tasmanian Operator of the Year
Sponsored by TasWater
This is the most prestigious award presented to TasWater operations staff annually. The award is presented to operators of network systems, or water or wastewater treatment facilities to recognise excellent performance, initiative and all round attention to detail.
As award sponsor, TasWater invites all employees to nominate appropriate “operations staff” to be considered for the award.
The criteria for the determination of the winner is as follows:
Nominees should be employed in Tasmania and should have direct responsibility for operational decisions for network systems or community water and wastewater treatment plants.
The following features are taken into account in considering worthy recipients:
- Continuing education/training achievement;
- Overall plant or system management and condition;
- Demonstrated attention to work, Health and Safety and other regulatory responsibilities;
- Initiative and innovation, demonstrating improved treatment and efficiency
The completed applications are judged by an independent panel nominated by the Water Industry Operators Association of Australia (WIOA) and the winner of the Tasmanian Operator of the Year Award will be announced.
The winner receives a perpetual trophy to keep for 12 months plus a personal trophy to keep permanently. The winner will also join the WIOA operator delegation on their annual trip to New Zealand for a study tour and to participate in the WIOG NZ operations conference.
2022 – Shannon Spencer (TasWater)
2021 – Rex Townsend (TasWater)
2020 – Ben Halton (TasWater)
2019 – Leigh Walton (TasWater)
2018 – Rodney Innes (TasWater)
2017 – David Stacey (TasWater)
2016 – Jason Hall (TasWater)