Former soldier, police officer wins top award for service at retirement village

first_imgTerry Byway has been named Queensland Programmed Village Manager of the Year and will now vie for the national title.Mr Byway served 20 years in the army and 12 years in the police service before becoming a retirement village manager in 2010.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoHe was appointed manager of the Buderim complex in 2016 after it was purchased by Lendlease in 2014.Buderim Gardens Residents Committee chairman Paul Bonner said Mr Byway had helped to rebuild trust among residents after facilities had been allowed to deteriorate before Lendlease bought the village.“At his first meeting with residents, Terry told us that his main task was to ensure thatresidents lived a happy life with the minimum of problems,” Mr Bonner said.“Terry is very approachable and does what he promises. He is caring and will always makehimself available to residents to discuss their concerns.”In his time at Buderim Gardens, Mr Byway has overseen significant upgrades to resident units and other village buildings.He did this while making savings to the village budget and keeping disruption to a minimum.Mr Bonner said resident satisfaction had increased as a result, and Mr Byway had also used resident volunteers to implement a village-wide recycle waste system.Mr Byway will now be in the running for the National Programmed Manager of the Year award, which will be presented on the Gold Coast on November 27. Terry Byway has been named Queensland Programmed Village Manager of the Year and will now vie for the national title.A FORMER soldier and police officer who became a champion for residents at a Sunshine Coast retirement village has been honoured for his service.Terry Byway was named Queensland Programmed Village Manager of the Year this morning, in recognition for his work at the Buderim Gardens Retirement Village.last_img