Award Winners in Council

Two Maranoa Regional Council workers are carrying home the honours.

Tayla Dennis and Chelsea Hayward, both for their outstanding contributions to their studies and workplace.

Tayla Dennis (002)

Tayla Dennis

Tayla is the deserving winner of two awards this month at the Darling Downs South West Queensland’s Training Awards night, winning the Equity VET Student of the Year and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year awards.

She now prepares for State finals next month.

Councillor Puddy Chandler, Portfolio Chair for Tourism, says she is delighted that one of our Tourism team members has been recognised for her work and studies while with Maranoa Regional Council.

“Working at the Big Rig Information centre and supporting our passionate tourism team, Tayla has been putting in the hard work at Council. Tayla is a great representative for her community and Council alike and is sure to become a leader of the tourism industry into the future. We congratulate Tayla on her fantastic achievements and wish her luck in the state finals.”

Chelsea Hayward (002)

Chelsea Hayward

Meanwhile Chelsea Hayward last month, took out a Major Award at the Master Builders Queensland Housing & Construction Awards, receiving the coveted Apprentice of the Year Award for the Downs and Western region.

Councillor David Schefe, Portfolio Chair for Utilities says Chelsea has been a valued member of our plumbing team since commencing her apprenticeship in 2014.

“We are incredibly proud of Chelsea for all of her hard work and dedication in her role here at Council. Being recognised in your field is a real pat on the back – we can’t wait to see what she achieves next.”

Chelsea will now be going up against apprentices across the state in the State’s Master Builders Awards, as well as the Queensland Training Awards.