Enhancing the quality of life for all Queensland communities

TMR's new subscription service

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) regularly reviews its technical publications to ensure they deliver value for money and embrace the latest technological advancements. 

The latest Industry Update provides a summary of proposed future amendments to publications within the following three timelines: next 3 months, 3 to 6 months and into the future.  

You can subscribe to be notified when amendments or new additions are made to TMR's most popular technical publications.

If you have any questions about the new subscription service please contact the TMR Technical Publications team.

Regional Branch Resources in the Knowledge Centre

The IPWEAQ Knowledge Centre now has collections dedicated to our four regional branches. The ‘Branch Resources communities’ include region specific information in a variety of formats with materials from past branch conferences and current and historical journal and newspaper articles. 

As an example, the NQ branch community includes a collection of presentations given at its Mackay conference in 2015; past conference programs including all speakers and the topics they addressed; and a promotional video for Townsville, which will host the IPWEAQ state conference in October 2017. 

The ‘articles’ section includes papers on the construction of the Ross River Bridge in Townsville and Cyclone Risk Assessment Strategies using Cairns, Townsville and Mackay as case studies. There is a media release from local government on the near completion of the Bill Fulton Bridge that will span the Barron River, and a comprehensive Cape York Region Package Update from the department of Transport and Main Roads.

Over time these collections will represent the history of their area and form a record of the distinctive character of public works engineering achievement throughout Queensland in recent decades.

If you have any suggestions or submissions for these collections please contact Mark Lamont on 3632 6803. 

IPWEAQ's jobs page includes the latest 

public works job vacancies in Queensland. 

Contact Johanna Vanling to add your vacancy.

Best wishes to all IPWEAQ excellence awards winners who are finalists for the Australasia Excellence Awards. View the finalists!

Don't miss the opportunity for your council and colleagues to be included in the IPWEAQ 2017 awards. Nominations close Friday 28 July

Contact Carlie Sargent on 3632 6801 to discuss your nomination or submit your nominations online!

Mareeba Shire Council is working on a major airport upgrade and has replaced their emergency firefighting booster pumps. The old unit has been dismantled but is almost brand new. 

Contact Stanley Roos on 4086 4629 if the unit might be useful for your council.

BPEQ boosts Legal, Compliance and Investigations Unit

The Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland’s (BPEQ) has announced new appointments to its Legal, Compliance and Investigations Unit. A third legal officer and a second investigator have been appointed.

Registrar Kylie Mercer said the new appointments would benefit the public and the profession and help maintain high standards of engineering in Queensland.


IPWEAQ Training Courses:

  • Smart Centre, Smart Street and Living Lab Tour - Caloundra
  • Western Roads Symposium - Longreach
  • Road Safety Audits - Brisbane
  • Supervisor's Workshops - various
  • Bridge Inspections Levels 1 & 2
  • Erosion & Sediment Control Levels 2 & 3
  • IPWEAQ State Conference - Townsville

Find out more or register via the shopping cart in the IPWEAQ portal.

Smart Centre, Smart Street and Living Lab Tour

Sunshine Coast Council is internationally recognised as being at the forefront of implementing smart solutions to create smarter, more agile communities. 

The SEQ branch invites you to a technical tour of Council's Smart Centre at 63 Bulcock Street, Caloundra on Wednesday 23 August from 10am to 4pm. 

The event will include a walking tour of the Smart Centre, Smart Street and Living Lab and presentations from council staff about how council is using technology infrastructure to build better outcomes. View the agenda.

Places are limited so register early to secure your place via the IPWEAQ portal.

IPWEAQ members - $90 plus GST 

Non-members - $110 plus GST

For more information or to register by phone contact IPWEAQ on 3632 6803.

Renew your membership!

Annual IPWEAQ membership subscriptions for 2017-18 were due on 30 June 2017

Renewals can be paid online via the IPWEAQ Portal or phone 3632 6803 to pay over the phone. Or you can set up a direct debit to have your renewal automatically paid each year. Complete the direct debit authorisation and return it to IPWEAQ

The new face of CQU engineering!

Congratulations to IPWEAQ Ambassador and Founder of the Dream Big Project, Jessica Kahl, who is now the Face of Engineering for CQUniversity! 

Follow us on Linkedin and Twitter and 'like' us on Facebook to receive daily news updates. 

Join the IPWEAQ Technical Group on Linkedin to participate in discussions relevant to the public works sector in Queensland.