Cr Sharon Pursell

Cr pursellSharon born in Victoria in 1967, grew up in the South Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne.  Worked in retail before a 10-year career in the State Bank of Victoria then changed careers working in the childcare industry studying and achieving a Diploma of Children Services before working as a Kindergarten teacher (3-year-old) and Assistant (4-year-old). 

In 2006 Sharon with her husband and family moved to the Sunshine Coast Queensland where she began working for the Queensland Police Service as an administration officer. Duties with the Queensland Police included regional and district office administration, front of office at Maroochydore Station and Mooloolaba Police Beat and District and Regional Intelligence administration.

Sharon moved to Birdsville in 2016 with her husband who is the Officer in Charge of the Birdsville Police Station. Sharon undertakes the Queensland Government Agency Program duties at the police station and offers services primarily for Transport and Main roads.  Sharon has taken on external studies whist working at Birdsville completing the Justice of the Peace qualification, Diploma of Leadership and Management and a Certificate IV in Government Security.

Whilst in Birdsville, for the past 8 years, Sharon has also established the Kindy program at the Birdsville State School, worked at the Wirrarri Information Centre as a tourism officer, Receptionist at the Medical Centre, REX ground handler and at the Birdsville Roadhouse in customer service. Sharon has also volunteered in the community as Assistant Secretary for the Birdsville Social Club, Treasurer for the Betoota Race Club, Committee member for the Birdsville State School P & C and is currently the Secretary/ Treasurer for the Birdsville Golf Club and is the Birdsville Duck Race coordinator.

Sharon is always willing to lend a hand and take the time to listen to all those who come to the police station seeking advice or just for a chat.

Sharon has two children and three grandchildren that live on the Sunshine Coast. Her youngest grandchild has recently been diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis and the call of the grandchildren has her, and Stephan, traversing the country to see them as often as possible.

Sharon is a vocal member of the Diamantina Shire and has always advocated for honesty, transparency and accountability.

This is Sharon’s first term as a Councillor

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