Mun­dub­bera quiet achiever re­warded

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

A RARE award was be­stowed on Mun­dub­bera’s Trevor Har­vey at the re­cent In­sti­tute of Pub­lic­Works En­gi­neers Aus­tralia State Con­fer­ence.

The North Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil Tech­ni­cal Ser­vices man­ager was both thrilled and hum­bled by the award that was the cul­mi­na­tion of two months of recog­ni­tion, with Mr Har­vey also be­ing granted a Fel­low mem­ber­ship of the In­sti­tute.

In the 40-year his­tory of the IPWEA only four of the awards have been forth­com­ing. “I re­ceived the award for my ex­ten­sive ser­vice to Queens­land Pub­lic­Works En­gi­neer­ing, with par­tic­u­lar em­pha­sis on ser­vices to theWater and Sew­er­age sec­tor and my 10-year mem­ber­ship and cur­rent chair­man­ship of Queens­landWater,” Mr Har­vey said.

“This is prob­a­bly the nicest thing that has ever hap­pen to me in my work­ing life.”

Mr Har­vey has rep­re­sented sev­eral of the small and medium wa­ter sup­pli­ers through­out Queens­land .

Mr Har­vey gives his ser­vice to peo­ple who need it, es­pe­cially wa­ter providers in the bush, where they don’t have a voice.

“Trevor isn’t one to look for recog­ni­tion and is more in­ter­ested in work­ing qui­etly with his col­leagues,” Cor­po­rate and Com­mu­nity Ser­vices gen­eral man­ager DavidWiskar said. About 350 of Mr Har­vey’s peers at­tended the func­tion and Mr Har­vey said he was over­whelmed by the award.

PHOTO: NOEL THOMP­SON

GREAT HON­OUR: Mun­dub­bera’s Trevor Har­vey is stunned after be­ing awarded at a re­cent In­sti­tute of Pub­lic Works En­gi­neers Aus­tralia State Con­fer­ence.

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