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Drink Driving Discussion Paper

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is seeking your feedback on a discussion paper on drink driving

One in five fatalities on Queensland roads involves a drink driver.The discussion paper has been developed in consultation with key stakeholders via the Safer Roads, Safer Queensland forum and based on research into international best practice and emerging trends. 

To review the discussion paper and provide feedback visit the Get Involved website. 

Public comment closes Tuesday 7 March 2017. If you have questions or would like to submit a written submission please contact TMR.


Register now for the Central Queensland Branch conference in Yeppoon, 23-25 March!

Hosted by Livingstone Shire Council, the conference will showcase local projects and activities with the theme 'services, resources, lifestyle'.

Keith H Wood Medal

Members are invited to submit nominations for the Keith H Wood Medal. This award recognises an outstanding engineer in public works who has demonstrated exceptional dedication, leadership, and contribution to both the industry and IPWEA.

Please complete the online nomination form for consideration and endorsement by the IPWEAQ Board. 

Thank you from the IPWEAQ President

Joe Bannan and Andrew Ryan

Thank you to IPWEAQ Partners, Supporters and members who attended the President's Breakfast last week. 

Andrew Ryan, Director, Infrastructure Services, Sunshine Coast Council presented the findings of his recent IPWEAQ international study tour, 'Global Sustainable Practices and Innovation in Public Works’.

Members can view a recording of Andrew's presentation along with updates from President Joe Bannan and Director, Professional and Career Development, Craig Moss.

New IPWEAQ Partner

IPWEAQ is pleased to welcome our long time supporter SuperSealing as a Partner. 

SuperSealing is a market leader in the Road Maintenance & Construction industry with a reputation for reliability, quality of work, value for money and high levels of service. 

Meet the SuperSealing team at the Dalby, Yeppoon or Logan branch conferences or contact Kevin Williams on 0419 521 237 or visit

Contact Carlie Sargent for more information about our Partners.

Road Safety Audits


4-5 April 2017

Erosion and Sediment Control

Levels 1, 2 & 3


March - June 

Thank you...

Peter Crutch

Paul Pascek

Thank you to Paul Pascek who has recently stepped down as Chair of the IPWEAQ standards drawing working groupThank you also to Peter Crutch who is retiring from public works and the working group.

Both members have been involved in the development and maintenance of IPWEAQ standards for many years and we thank them for their service to IPWEAQ and contribution to the public works sector.

Contact Ross Guppy, Director, Technical Products for more information about IPWEAQ's Working Groups.

IPWEAQ is proud to be associated with the Dream Big Eventan initiative of IPWEAQ's Ambassador, Jessica Kahl. 

It provides female students in Years 10 to 12 with an opportunity to develop their understanding of what it is to be an engineer and the rewarding job prospects on offer. Events will be held during February and March in Rockhampton, Gladstone, Bundaberg and Mackay and provide school students with a chance to experience hands on design activities as well as be empowered by presentations from accomplished engineers.

Register online by Thursday 23 February.


"Crossroads to Resources"


2-3 March 2017 

Register now!


Visit IPWEAQ's jobs page for the latest public works jobs in Queensland. 

Contact Carlie Sargent to add your vacancy. 

3rd International Street Lighting + Smart Controls Conference

Brisbane, 14-17 March 2017

Register now for this technical conference to hear international experts discussing how Australia can accelerate the roll-out of cost saving and energy saving LEDs and smart controls.

Group discounts available!

Sprayed Sealing Field Procedures

This one day course covers the quality principles, standards and practices to the applications of sprayed seals. Engineers and supervisors involved in supervision or surveillance of sprayed work, preparation of specifications and supervision of contract spraying should attend.

Courses are being offered in conjunction with the SWQ and CQ branch conferences with a special rate for IPWEAQ members:

Sprayed Sealing Field Procedures 

1 March 2017 - Dalby

IPWEAQ members' price $568 + GST

Sprayed Sealing Field Procedures 

22 March 2017 - Yeppoon

IPWEAQ members' price $568 + GST

Find out more and register on the AAPA website.


Submit an abstract for the 2017 SEQ Branch conference to be held in Logan, 9-10 May 2017. The theme for the conference is 'building on smart solutions'

Submissions are due by 7 April 2017 and authors will be notified of acceptance or otherwise by 14 April 2017.

Register to attend now!

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