Meet Emmalene Lindley – where beef and power come together

9 May 2024

Emmalene Lindley may only have started with Stanwell a few short months ago, but with a family legacy spanning decades, Emmalene’s connection to beef land, where Stanwell Power Station stands, pre-dates the power station itself!

Now living on a cattle property just 10 kilometres from Stanwell Power Station, Emmalene has been immersed in agriculture and beef production since childhood.

“My family has been running cattle on the land around Stanwell Power Station for nearly four decades,” Emmalene said.

As the Secretary of the Stanwell Rural Fire Brigade and a frequent volunteer at Stanwell State School, Emmalene clearly takes her responsibility to the Stanwell community seriously – a pathway that led her from beef to power.

After completing Grade 12 in 2023, Emmalene was accepted into university to study a Bachelor of Business; however, after securing a Business Administration Traineeship with Stanwell’s Stakeholder Engagement Team, Emmalene put her university plans on hold and jumped at the chance.

“I wasn’t exactly sure what I wanted to do after I finished school, but I had a knack for business subjects, a love for helping my community, and a growing interest in land management, so the chance to join Stanwell’s engagement team was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up,” she said.

Since joining Stanwell, Emmalene’s passion for land management, particularly biosecurity and sustainable agricultural practices, has become clear.

“Since starting with Stanwell in February, I have been able to attend The Energy Charter’s National Landholder Engagement Training, and I now represent Stanwell at a regional pest and weed management meeting, alongside Stanwell’s Land and Property team,” she said.

With Emmalene’s journey at Stanwell only beginning, we do not doubt that her keen insights will help shape how Stanwell empowers the voices and livestock of those who live near our energy assets, now and into the future.