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Members of the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia, Queensland (IPWEAQ) are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting to be held as follows:


Date: Thursday 26 October 2017

Time: 2:40pm - 2:55pm

Location: Yongala Room, Townsville Exhibition & Convention Centre 

Eligibility to Attend: Financial members of IPWEAQ

Quorum: 17 members (in person or by proxy)


1.      Welcome

2.      Minutes of previous AGM (10 November 2016, Brisbane)

3.      Receive and adopt the financial statements, board members’ report and auditor’s report for the year ended 30 June 2017. (Please see Annual Report 2017)

4.      Election of IPWEAQ Board

5.      Appointment of auditor for 2018

If you are not able to attend, please complete the Proxy Form and return it via email to the Chief Executive Officer, Leigh.Cunningham@ipweaq.com by 4pm Thursday 19 October 2017.


Updated intersections guidance

Austroads has recently updated its intersections guidance with new editions of:

A free webinar will provide an overview of the key changes to the three Guides which will be particularly useful for practitioners dealing with the selection and/or design of intersections.

Webinar: Intersections

Monday, 6 November 2016 

1:00 pm AEDT

Registration is essential. Register now!

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

Upcoming scheduled courses:

Register now for IPWEAQ's upcoming courses:

Erosion and Sediment Control Level 2
18 October 2017, Brisbane

Road Safety Audit, Rockhampton
7 – 8 November 2017

Erosion and Sediment Control Level 3
15 - 16 November 2017, Brisbane

Managing Risks on Lower Order Roads
22 November 2017, Brisbane

Road Safety Audit, Sunshine Coast
4 – 5 December 2017

New initiatives

The following programs and initiatives are currently under development or available for delivery:

  • Risk based design – applied Extended Design Domain
    • Horizontal and Vertical Alignment
    • Intersection Design
  • Design of cross drainage
  • Design of storm water systems
  • Contract administration – fundamentals
  • QUDM training
  • Grants and funding

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


Congratulations to IPWEAQ Board Member Dwayne Honor and his wife Merinda who welcomed baby William Alec Honor on 2 October 2017! 

12d International Innovation Awards 2018


New IPWEAQ Partner, 12d Solutions has announced the 12d International Innovation Awards 2018.

The awards recognise inspired thinking and innovative solutions in civil engineering, surveying and data management. The Awards are open to all users of 12d Model and 12d Synergy (with some exceptions).

Entries close at 11pm (AEST) 30th April 2018 and should be emailed to innovation@12d.comFind out more.

Last chance to register!

Register now for the IPWEAQ 2017 state conference in Townsville, 24-26 October and join more than 320 delegates from 40 Queensland councils and 100 organisations already attending.

The comprehensive program offers up to 16 hours of CPD and includes:

- 9 keynote and plenary presentations

- 30 sessions across 12 streams

- 3 technical tours

- The IPWEAQ Futures Challenge 

- Great Debate 'smart cities are not that smart' 

There are excellent opportunities for networking:

- Welcome Function sponsored by Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure

- Gala Awards Ceremony and Dinner sponsored by Premise

- Closing ceremony sponsored by Fulton Hogan

The latest news from the Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland includes:
  • A word from the Registrar
  • Code of Practice specifics—conflicts of interest
  • Security of Payment and Subcontractors Charges legislation or NCBP legislation
  • Welcome to new RPEQs

Grey Fleet Safety Management Guide

With vehicle crashes representing the most common form of work related fatalities in Australia, driving for work poses a considerable risk for employees.

The National Road Safety Partnership Program (NRSPP) in collaboration with multiple industry partners and stakeholders, has released the Grey Fleet Safety Management Guide (GFSMG). Grey Fleet refers to employee owned vehicles used for work purposes, in contrast to the vehicle being provided by the employer.

The Guide will assist organisation's identify their Grey Fleet, highlight legal responsibilities and contrast similarities and differences between Grey Fleet and traditional fleet management operations.

Find out more and download the guide now. For more information contact Jerome Carslake

IPWEAQ's jobs page includes the latest 

public works job vacancies in Queensland.

Contact Johanna Vanling to add your vacancy.