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Expressions of Interest
NQ Branch Committee

Thank you for your interest in the NQ Branch committee. I will revert to you shortly with further information.

Leigh Cunningham
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NQ Branch President's Report
December 2016

As 2016 draws to a speedy close, in no time at all we will need to start thinking about branch activities for 2017. We are disadvantaged by the tyranny of distance in the north making it more difficult than our southern counterparts for regular face-to-face meetings and events.

We will once again hold an annual branch conference in July or August and invite you to submit suggestions on destinations and venues.

The state conference next year will be held in Townsville, 24-26 October during the Rugby League World Cup (RLWC2017). Fiji play the USA in Townsville on Saturday 28 October so be sure to book early for the conference and extend your stay for the game and the weekend if you wish. This is the pinnacle event in international rugby league which follows the pinnacle event for the public works sector in Queensland.

The state conference held in Brisbane, 8-10 November 2016 was a huge success with 333 delegates, 37 councils and 54 organisations represented and we are hoping to repeat that success when the conference returns to the north. Early registrations will commence in March so please be sure to initiate your approval process as soon as possible. And be sure to use the IPWEAQ ‘letter to your boss’ if you need support making your application.

If you would like to be involved on the NQ Branch committee, please do not hesitate to contact me. We are looking for energetic, enthusiastic members to help develop new initiatives for 2017. Please send Expressions of Interest for the NQ Branch Committee to me at [email protected] with copy to our official Returning Officer and CEO, Leigh Cunningham at [email protected]. Please note that there are no elections for branch committee members; only the position of branch president requires nominations and an election as this position is a member of the IPWEAQ board.

Once again, a special thank-you to our IPWEAQ Partners who made the journey to Lucinda for our NQ Branch conference and to our conference sponsors and exhibitors. We look forward to your continued involvement in our branch activities next year. 

SWQ Branch conference

Dalby, 2-3 March 2017

CQ Branch conference

Yeppoon, 23-25 March 2017

SEQ Branch conference

Logan, 9-10 May 2017

IPWEAQ state conference

Townsville, 24-26 October 2017

Branch Scholarships

NQ Branch members who require assistance to attend the IPWEAQ state conference to be held in Townsville, 24-26 October 2017 may apply for a branch scholarship. For more information, please contact Leigh Cunningham.

NQ Branch President's Report continued ...

As you may be aware, Lucinda was the first conference in the 2016-2017 IPWEAQ Conference Grand Slam. A number of NQ Branch members are still in the running for the Grand Slam after also attending the state conference in Brisbane so let’s hope the inaugural title comes to north Queensland. Next up is the SWQ Branch conference in Dalby (2-3 March 2017) and CQ Branch conference in Yeppoon (23-25 March 2017). I look forward to seeing you then.

Bruce Gardiner

NQ Branch President