Cairns Regional Council's Wastewater Services Coordinator Grahame Dunstan has been recognised as one Queensland's top operators at the 2015 Water Industry Operators Association of Australia (WIOA) Awards.
Each year the Queensland Water Directorate (qldwater) presents two awards for exceptional operational staff employed in the Queensland urban water industry.
Grahame was awarded the prestigious Operator of the Year (Civil/All Rounder), marking a significant highlight of his 40 year career with Council's Water section.
The award acknowledges Grahame's achievements in the coordination of water and wastewater services in a challenging and environmentally sensitive region.
The WIAO awards aim to provide encouragement to water industry employees employed in the civil construction and maintenance areas of the water industry to recognise excellent performance, initiative and all round attention to detail.