Karen Peters

Living and working in Biloela

Karen Peters

environmental business partner

“I’m originally from the New South Wales Central Coast and had been working in the Hunter Valley as an Environmental Advisor.

“My husband got a job at the Callide Mine, so we moved to Biloela. An Environmental Advisor role came up at CS Energy’s Callide Power Station, which was perfect as I didn’t expect a role in my field of work to be available.

“In 2018 I was appointed to the Environmental Business Partner role – which has a more strategic overview and accountability for the work on site.

Karen Peters

“It’s my first leadership role – and it’s a huge learning opportunity.

“The managers on site were all very open in offering me help and it was their confidence that was integral in my feeling like I could apply for this role.

“We’ve made some really good friends in Biloela. We go on trips away to Agnes Water and Yeppoon, we have picnics at the dam on weekends and take the dogs for a swim. Once a month there’s markets and we have a couple of favourite cafes for a Saturday morning breakfast. And the Thai restaurant is as good as you’ll get in any major city.

“It’s very close knit in the town and at the power station. Everyone is so friendly and helpful.”

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