Celisa Faulkner (incoming President & Key Contacts)
Engineer - Network Operations, Gladstone Regional Council
Murray Donald (Vice President & Key Contacts)
Civil Engineering Advisor
Lorna Oliver (Professional Development)
Principal Planner, TMR
Philip McKone (Branch Events, NAMS-Q)
Manager Infrastructure Planning & Design, Livingstone Shire Council
Ashleigh Tomkins (YIPWEAQ, Membership & Excellence Awards)
Senior Engineer, Asset Management, Gladstone Regional Council
Paul Keech (Vice-President)
Director Engineering Services, Gladstone Regional Council
Manager Infrastructure Operations, Livingstone Shire Council
Works Manager, Banana Regional Council
The 2017 CQ Tech Forum is shaping up to be another great
event. This year, we’re kicking off (pardon the pun) with barefoot bowls
Thursday afternoon, 23 November at the Rockhampton Bowls Club, Victoria Parade.
This will be followed by the welcome function and BBQ sponsored by our loyal
We are pleased to have Hastings Deering as our hosts again this year with a full technical program all day Friday. Saturday morning will offer an opportunity for those who might not have fared well in the ‘social’ bowls to recover some pride in the golf.
Please save the date now for 23-25 November to be sure you have an opportunity to attend a valuable networking opportunity and earn up to six CPD hours. We also extend an invitation to colleagues from other IPWEAQ branches who may be in CQ at the time.
A Call for Papers has been issued. If you missed it and would like to present a paper, please contact Phil McKone with copy to myself and Celisa. Contact details are on the CQ Branch page on the website. And please take a moment to consider the ten reasons why you should present a paper at an IPWEAQ event.
The biennial call for nominations for branch committees has been concluded and we are pleased to have two new members joining the CQ Branch committee: Ashleigh Tomkins and Phil McKone. Celisa Faulkner will step into the role of CQ Branch President – our first female branch president – effective from the AGM in October.
Your incoming branch committee, which has already started working for you is:
I would also like to thank our outgoing committee members, Michael Prior, Stephen Mow and Paul Keech for their valuable contribution to our branch for the past two years.
If you have any ideas on events, technical products or services that would improve your membership experience, assist you in your career or enhance your level of expertise, please do not hesitate to contact any of us – your committee members, myself or our friendly staff in the Brisbane office. We have a unique organisation with a strong sense of community and we would like to ensure we are providing you with all the resources and networking opportunities you may need.
SEQ Branch Technical Series
commencing July 2017
Townsville, 24-26 October 2017
Goondiwindi, 15-16 March 2018
NQ Branch conference
Cairns, 18-20 April 2018
Barcaldine, 14-16 June 2018
Branch President's Report continued/...
IPWEAQ has rolled out a number of new initiatives over the last couple of years and I am especially pleased with the new Knowledge Centre which developed from a suggestion from the CQ Branch committee. The Knowledge Centre has rapidly become a valuable resource for our sector with approximately 1,200 visits since it was launched in April. This is a perfect example of the vital role of our branch committees which come up with the ideas for our staff in Brisbane to then develop and implement for you. And I would like to take this opportunity to thank Leigh, Dave and our IPWEAQ and qldwater teams for their contribution to the growth of our institute and the sector.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as your branch president
and look forward to contributing further as your Vice President. I encourage
you to get involved whether it is on technical working groups, branch committees
or attending events where you can share your experiences with others.
I look forward to seeing you at the state conference in Townsville, 24-26 October which is shaping up to be another great event.
CQ Branch President