Enhancing the quality of life for all Queensland communities

2017 IPWEAQ Excellence Award Winners

Congratulations to the City of Gold Coast 2017 overall winners for the Sarawak Avenue Steel 

Footbridge Renewal

Proudly sponsored by Premise

Young Engineer of the Year

Aaron Meehan

South Burnett Regional Council

President's Award

Frank Scheele

South Burnett Regional Council

Works Supervisor of the Year

Jeff Heit

Toowoomba Regional Council

Public Works Project Awards

Innovation in Public Works
Sunshine Coast Council
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve 
Rainforest Discovery Centre

High Commendation

Cairns Regional Council 

Shields Street Heart 

Projects under $2 million 

City of Gold Coast

Surfers Paradise Orchid Avenue 

Urilift Public Amenity

Projects $2 million to $5 million

City of Gold Coast

Sarawak Avenue Steel Footbridge Renewal

Projects $5 million to $10 million

Cairns Regional Council

School of Arts Building Renewal 

High Commendation

Richmond Shire Council

Richmond's New Administration Centre 

Projects over $10 million

Central Highlands Regional Council

Blackwater Aquatic Centre

High Commendation

Sunshine Coast Council

Evans Street Upgrade

Road Safety Award
Logan City Council
Flooded Road Smart Warning System
Asset Management Award
Gladstone Regional Council
CCTV Wastewater Data Management

Water Project Awards

Water Innovation
Mareeba Shire Council
Mareeba Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade

Water projects over $5 million

Wide Bay Burnett Regional Organisation of Councils (WBBROC)

WBBROC Joint Sewer Rehabilitation Program

Water projects $2 million to $5 million

Bundaberg Regional Council

Burnett River Discharge Facility for 

Rubyanna Wastewater Treatment Plant

Water projects under $2 million
Outback Regional Water Alliance
Regional Outback Water Quality 
Infrastructure Program

Commemorative Book 2017

The commemorative e-book celebrates all award nominees and winners. View it online or download a copy now!


Engineer of the Year

Mike Brady

Toowoomba Regional Council

Proudly sponsored by 12d Solutions

Woman in Engineering

Glenda Kirk

Mareeba Shire Council

Proudly sponsored by GHD


The 2017 IPWEAQ excellence awards gala dinner was proudly sponsored by Premise - our thanks to Premise for their support of excellence in public works engineering.