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Female Plumber Recognised at Leading Industry Awards


Pictured - Rachael Keiley, Demeter Constructions and Alison Byrne, Assistant Commissioner of the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC)

Experienced plumber and director of Gold Coast company Demeter Constructions, Rachael Keiley,  has won the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) Women in Plumbing and Gas award at the 2018 Plumbing and Gas Industry Awards, held on Friday 20 July at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane.

Rachael has over 10 years of experience as a qualified plumber and has worked on various residential, commercial and maintenance job sites. She is currently involved with running SEQ Supporting and Linking Tradeswomen (SALT), which aims to support, link, mentor and create opportunities for tradeswomen in non-traditional fields.

Rachael has also been working with Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) to help with their school education and hands-on days.

Hosted by Master Plumbers’ Association of Queensland (MPAQ) in partnership with Event Sponsor Tradelink, the Plumbing and Gas Industry Awards aim to highlight the hard work and dedication invested into the industry by apprentices, plumbers, gasfitters, hydraulic consultants and other industry individuals.

This year the sell-out awards recognised individuals and companies in 17 categories and hosted VIPs including the Minister for Housing and Public Works, Digital Technology and Sport, the Hon. Mick de Brenni MP, the Shadow Minister for Housing and Public Works, Energy, Innovation and Digital Technology, Michael Hart MP, State Secretary for the Plumbers Union Qld, Gary O’Halloran and Commissioner of the Queensland Building and Construction Commission, Brett Bassett.

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For further information:

Contact:

Lisa Hilton
Events & Communications Manager
Master Plumbers’ Association of Queensland
07 3273 0800
0439 648 164
lisa.hilton@mpaq.com.au

Ashleigh Stonehewer
Member Services and Communications Coordinator
Master Plumbers’ Association of Queensland
07 3273 0800
ashleigh.stonehewer@mpaq.com.au                             

Editor’s note:           Photographs and interviews are available and can be organised with the winners. Please contact Lisa Hilton or Ashleigh Stonehewer for more information.

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