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Women in Bundaberg Regional Council celebrated

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Kerry Dalton, Coordinator for Landfill Operations at Bundaberg Regional Council.

With International Women's Day upon us, Bundaberg Regional Council is highlighting some of the many fantastic women working in various departments.

Christine Large, Kerry Dalton and Narelle D'Amico all have different leadership roles at Council, but one thing that remains a constant is their commitment and hard work to serve the community.

Christine commenced her work with Council in 2018 and became Chief Legal Officer, looking after both the Governance and Legal Services departments.

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Chief Legal Officer Christine Large.

“I provide strategic advice to Council on a range of matters,” she said.

“I really enjoy the diversity of working with Council, there are so many different areas with many things happening.

“It's a very dynamic and exciting group of people that I work with, so it is always a joy to come to work.”

Kerry Dalton echoed Christine's sentiments, stating her work within the Waste Management Department was never short of being diverse.

“I have been working here at Council going on 17 years now,” she said.

“I am the Coordinator for Landfill Operations and my primary responsibility is looking after landfill and whatever goes into it.

“I also look after the compliance side of landfill operations, data management and more.”

Kerry said the fact that every day was different made coming to work a joy.

“I really love the diversity of the job. It is always very challenging, and it is never boring,” she said.

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“Some of the successful things we have achieved include a few awards over the years such as the National Landfill Awards for Cedars Road Landfill and the Sustainability Award during the floods.”

Narelle D'Amico is another force at Bundaberg Regional Council and, being in the Branch Manager position of Water Services, is paving the way in a predominately male-dominated industry.

“I have worked with BRC for about a year and a half now,” Narelle said.

“Council is a great place to work because it is going through some real innovation.

“We are really thinking about the way we do things here.”

Narelle said equality was important in any business and Bundaberg Regional Council was steps ahead in providing opportunities for both men and women.

“The people are great. People make up a business. We push each other but also it's a great place to come together, share ideas and support each other in being the best regional council we can be,” she said.

“I would recommend Bundaberg Regional Council for women. It is supportive because it makes no difference, we are treated equally.”

Women in Council
Branch Manager of Water Services Narelle D'Amico (left) meets with her team.

International Women's Day

International Women's Day is held on Sunday, 8 March with the theme #EachforEqual.

The theme is drawn from a notion of “collective individualism” and aims to get the community together to talk about creating a gender equal world.

To find out more about International Women's Day events in the region click here.

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