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Registrations are open for the IPWEAQ Western Roads Symposium being held in Longreach, 6-7 September 2017 in partnership with Longreach Regional Council and the Department of Transport and Main Roads.

The Western Roads Symposium will explore the use of locally available materials in the construction, maintenance and operations of our road assets specifically related to western and northern climatic conditions. It will also promote the technical expertise and experience available to support stakeholders within the roads infrastructure industry.

A detailed program will be available soon. In the meantime contact Craig Moss on 3632 6805 with any queries.

IPWEAQ Board Election

Members will shortly receive a ballot paper for the election of two ‘at large’ board members with three candidates nominated. A candidate has since withdrawn his nomination and as a result, you do not need to vote. A ballot however for the position of SWQ Branch President is proceeding but only members of the SWQ branch will receive a ballot paper. If you have any queries, please contact the CEO/Returning Officer, Leigh Cunningham on 07 3632 6810.

NAMS Queensland Advisory Group (NAMS-Q)

IPWEAQ members are invited to become involved in the new NAMS Queensland Advisory Group (NAMS-Q)

Ideally the group will have representation from all Queensland councils or as many as possible. IPWEAQ will also ensure each branch committee has a representative on the NAMS-Q Advisory Group.

The inaugural meeting of the NAMS-Q Advisory Group is planned to be held at the IPWEAQ state conference in Townsville, 24-26 October 2017.

To get involved please complete the Expressions of Interest form and we will follow up with more information.

Follow us on Linkedin and Twitter'like' our page on Facebook and join the IPWEAQ Technical Group on Linkedin to participate in discussions relevant to the public works sector in Queensland.

Changes to the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices

From 1 July, portable traffic signals will be recommended to be used in lieu of traffic controllers on all roads with an average annual daily traffic (AADT) of over 1000 vehicles per day (vpd) and a speed limit of 90 km/h or greater.

Recent amendments to the Part 3 Supplement include a broadening of the situations in which portable traffic systems can be used as well as changes to the implementation time frames.

Full details of the changes can be found in the amendment register on TMR's MUTCD web page. For queries regarding the changes please contact:


2017 qldwater Operator of the Year Awards

The qldwater Operator of the Year Awards recognise the efforts of those who play a crucial role in keeping drinking water safe and wastewater collected and treated efficiently. 

Congratulations to the 2017 winners (pictured below with qldwater CEO, Dave Cameron):

qldwater Young Operator of the Year, Harry Coleman, Assistant Water & Wastewater Operator, Toowoomba Regional Council

qldwater Operator of the Year, Glenn Cook, Overseer - Process Operations, Gladstone Regional Council
High Commendation to Andrew Watson, Senior Treatment Plant Operator, South Burnett Regional Council.


IPWEAQ membership renewals for 2017-18 are due by 30 June 2017Invoices were emailed to members earlier this month.

Renewals can be paid online via the IPWEAQ Portal or call 3632 6803 to pay over the phone. 

Contact IPWEAQ if you need your portal login details.


Register by 30 June 2017 to attend the IPWEAQ state conference in Townsville to save $200 on the registration fee. Registrations are fully refundable up to one month prior to the conference and are transferable.

The full conference program will be released soon! 

Register online now or phone 07 3632 6803 to register and pay by phone or email us to book your place!

IPWEAQ 2016 State Conference Proceedings (Podcasts)

If you were unable to attend the 2016 IPWEAQ state conference in Brisbane, you can now subscribe to the conference podcasts (12.5 hours of CPD) and receive $200 discount off your registration for the 2017 state conference in Townsville. 

Members who renew their IPWEAQ membership before 30 June 2017 will receive access to the podcast of Stefan Hajkowicz’s state conference 2016 keynote address, ‘Global Megatrends’ (1 hour of CPD) and can purchase the full set of conference podcasts for $300 plus GST (50% discount).

Access to the 2016 podcasts are included for all 2016 paid conference delegates and they can access the 2016 conference podcasts now!

LOGOV 2018

LOGOV has been held in Queensland for over 30 years under the IPWEAQ banner.

LOGOV is traditionally held every second year as an outdoor exhibition in south-east Queensland. The IPWEAQ Foundation is looking to hold the next LOGOV exhibition in May 2018 and is seeking input from past and potential attendees and exhibitors to assist with their planning. 

Please give us your feedback about LOGOV.

IPWEAQ's jobs page includes the latest 

public works job vacancies in Queensland. 

Contact Carlie Sargent to add your vacancy.