Belinda Blokland


When Belinda Blokland realised she was pursuing a career she wasn’t passionate about, she pivoted towards a path that excited her. Values Champion Belinda Blokland

That choice led her to become our Financial Services Coordinator - and Values Champion nominee.


Belinda initially studied Hospitality Management in Brisbane - but her heart wasn’t in it.

“I thought back to what inspired me, and I quickly realised it was numbers. I immediately transferred into an accounting degree, and I haven’t looked back since.”

Belinda soon found herself packing her bags and switching bustling Brisbane City for a country lifestyle in Charters Towers.

“I met my husband at my first job after graduation. What started as a long-distance romance soon turned into twelve years, two beautiful kids, and a collection of happy memories. I love living here - I felt immediately at home.”

Today, Belinda is responsible for Council’s Financial Services team and the integrity of financial data. It’s a role she loves, albeit a far cry from where she started.

“I truly believe if you love what you do, you’ll be proud of what you’re achieving - and I adore my job. I love numbers and I get a real buzz out of supporting my team.”

Belinda’s passion and dedication hasn’t gone unnoticed. In fact, she’s been nominated for all five of Council’s core values.

1. We’re accountable: we own what we do, and we do what we say.
2. We’re open: we’re honest and upfront, and we welcome new ideas.
3. We’re courageous: we stand strong and speak up for what’s right.
4. We aim to be better, not to shoot others down.
5. We’re a proud team, for good reason.

Belinda was surprised to be nominated as a Values Champion.

“I was lost for words. It gives me the confidence to keep moving forward and leading in a way that’s important to me. I’ve been known to overthink things, so this feels like a real pat on the back. And who doesn’t need a boost every now and then?”