RetireAustralia’s Scott Burton has been shortlisted for the Property Council’s Queensland Village Manager of the Year award.
A relative newcomer to the industry, Scott has been the village manager at Toowoomba’s Drayton Villas Retirement Village since January 2017.
His key achievements include rebuilding the village team from scratch, revitalising the village’s gardens and grounds and promoting an open-door policy with residents and staff alike.
RetireAustralia CEO Alison Quinn said being shortlisted for the prestigious industry award was well-deserved recognition and that Scott has made a significant impact on the Drayton Villas community.
“Scott is one of RetireAustralia’s newer village managers but he has quickly proven himself to be one of our best,” she said.
“Our organisation has a strong focus on placing residents at the heart of everything we do in order to better serve the 5,000 residents who choose to call our villages home.
“The residents at Drayton Villas feel valued and heard and know their needs and desires are a priority for Scott and his team, and I am proud to see such a positive example of our ethos and the difference it can make.”
Scott said: “It’s an unexpected surprise and a pleasure to be a finalist for this award.
“My team and I absolutely enjoy coming to work every day and challenging ourselves as to how we can be Toowoomba’s best value and most appealing retirement community.
“We love being able to contribute towards making our resident’s lives enjoyable and stress-free, an ethos practiced by the entire RetireAustralia family.”
Scott is one of four candidates in the running for the Queensland award.
The winner from each state will go on to compete in the national award, to be announced at the annual National Retirement Living Awards Gala Dinner in November.