qldwater Awards Past Winners

Operator of the Year (Civil / All Rounder)

Young Operator of the Year


John Sebasio from Veolia Water
Mitch Gormley from North Burnett Regional Council


Harris Tahau from Redland City Council
Exavier Evile from Urban Utilities


Shane Bambrick from Urban Utilities Shannon Thomas from Unitywater


Brett Donald from Mackay Regional Council
Ben Haddock from Southern Downs Regional Council


Spencer Stacey from City of Gold Coast
Ali Sacipovic from Fraser Coast Regional Council


Brad Millful from Logan City Council
Andrew Hanifin from Unitywater


Glenn Cook, Gladstone Regional Council Harry Coleman, Toowoomba Regional Council


Joint Winners: Matthew (Tractor) Weeks, Banana Shire Council and Kent Weeden, Gold Coast Water, City of Gold Coast Ben Pennell, Gold Coast Water, City of Gold Coast



Grahame Dunstan, Cairns Regional Council Geoffry Johnson, Richmond Shire Council



Matthew Cook, North Burnett Regional Council Sarah Walton, Seqwater


Jason Vade, Gold Coast City Council Tyren Cavanagh, Cairns Regional Council


Ashley Reidy, Isaac Regional Council Tammy Beddow, Central Highlands Regional Council


Brendon Schutz, Allconnex Cameron Ansell, South Burnett Regional Council


Col Kirkegaard, Banana Regional Council Robyn Hoole, Gladstone Regional Council

2012 Dawson Wilkie Best Paper Award Winner - IPWEAQ State Conference

Winner:  Pat McGuire, Torres Strait Island Regional Council

2011 Dawson Wilkie Award, Best Water Paper IPWEAQ State Conference

Winner: John Roworth, Longreach Regional Council.


10th Anniversary Industry Leadership and Industry Contribution Awards 2013

In November 2013, qldwater celebrated 10 years of working for – and with – the Queensland Water Industry.  To commemorate the event, we offered two industry awards which were presented at an anniversary dinner on 28 November 2013.  

Congratulations to Alan Kleinschmidt from Toowoomba Regional Council and David Brooker from Mackay Regional Council who made it through the challenging judging process to win the Industry Contribution and Industry Leadership award categories respectively.

Congratulations also to Dick Went from Gold Coast Water, John Roworth from Longreach Regional Council, Daryl Ross from Logan City Council, and Jason Devitt from Mackay Regional Council, who were nominated for the “qldwater David Wiskar 10th Anniversary Awards” in recognition of their significant efforts in supporting the industry.