- Queensland, Australia
- Community development worker, Community stalwart and Environmentalist
Sandy Paton was a regional winner of the ABC Rural Woman if the Year Award for the Queensland district of Capricornia in 1997. Then and now, her interest has been in the creation of sustainable futures and communities in regional and rural Australia. She has had a longterm commintment to Landcare Australia and has been constantly travelling in her region to promote it and to educate people on sustainable farming practices.
Having spent thirty years living in isolated regional communities in Queensland, Sandy has a broad understanding of the range of issues confronting rural and regional Queenslanders. She has many years experience working in paid and voluntary positions in community organisations. She has worked as a Community Sector Development Worker in the Rockhampton region, and was employed by Central Queensland University's Institute for Sustainable Regional Development. She has served on several Ministerial advisory panels and boards.