Congratulations to Bernard Dorante - Divisional Engineering Officer from our Kirirri (Hammond Is.) Community, who this afternoon won the Above & Beyond Category at the Local Government Managers Australia (LGMA) Queensland Awards!
Bernard was nominated for going above and beyond to ensure that his community received an upgraded 2.8km water main supply after key project resources were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. He performed witness points, community liaising and conflict resolution, and oversaw duties on behalf of the Principal and Superintendent via photos and video calling. Bernard was so committed to ensuring the project is not only completed as planned, rather faster than expected, that he self-initiated longer hours for the 2-month construction phase, including weekends and public holidays. It goes without saying, that Bernard is an exemplary role model to our team and community.
Due to the pandemic, this year's awards went virtual, and were live-streamed to each of the participating Councils. To learn more about LGMA and this year's awards, visit: https://www.lgmaqld.org.au/Awards-for-excellence