Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson and Minister for Local Government Paul Toole have today congratulated Dominique Judd, announced as a winner at the Minister’s Awards for Women in Local Government.


Dominique won the award for Non-traditional Role from a Rural/Regional Council in her role as electrician in the highly specialised field of telemetry.


Mr Anderson said Dominique had been an integral member of the Barraba pipeline team – which involved the construction of a 27 kilometre long pipeline supplying raw water to the local township.


“With just six women in a team of 255 outdoor staff at Tamworth Regional Council, Dominique is considered a mentor and a leader to the younger women entering the workforce.


“Dominique is passionate about encouraging women towards non-traditional roles, which also saw her crowned as Princess in the Queen of Country Music Quest this year.”


Dominque was one of two nominees from Tamworth Regional Council with Senior Injury Management Officer Margaret Noonan nominated in the Non-Senior Staff Member category for her outstanding leadership in injury management and return to work strategies that has seen Council save over $570,000 and resulted in more than 317 employees actively returned to work over the past few years.


The Awards were established in 2008 to recognise the outstanding contributions and achievements of women in local government in NSW.


“Every day in every corner of the State women make an outstanding contribution to the communities and the councils they serve either as elected representatives or as staff members in local government,” Mr Toole said.


“The Awards recognise not only the contributions of elected representatives and senior staff, but also women who are making positive contributions to local government in less prominent roles.”


Mr Anderson said both women are fine examples to professional women in our local area and should be commended for their hard work.

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