Expressions of Interest SWQ Branch committee
SWQ Branch President's Report
As 2016 unbelievably comes to a close, plans are already in full swing for our 2017 events.
The 2017 South West Queensland (SWQ) Branch conference is being hosted by Western Downs Regional Council, 2-3 March in Dalby. Please mark your calendars now as even though we know Graham Cook is a very quiet and unassuming colleague, he will definitely organise an event not to be missed. If you are interested in delivering a presentation and earning up to 45 CPD points, please submit an abstract in response to the Call for Papers to be circulated early December. Any queries about topics, please contact WDRC's Work Principal, Aaron Meehan at [email protected].
The state conference held 8-10 November 2016 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre received great feedback and it was also great to see that it was well supported by members from the SWQ Branch. It was also very pleasing to see that members and councils from our branch featured prominently in the engineering excellence awards. Out of the six people awards, five of the winners were from the South West Branch. Congratulations to our winners: James D'arcy (President’s Award), Angela Fry (Woman in Engineering), Craig Heck (Young Engineer of the Year), Michael Eastwell (Technical Officer of the Year) and Steve Forbes (Works Supervisor of the Year).
We currently have a vacancy on the SWQ Branch committee for the position of Vice President due to Matt Sullivan’s resignation arising from new fatherly duties. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Matt for his valuable time and effort and for all his support. If you would like to be involved with the committee and planning initiatives for our branch for 2017 and beyond, please do not hesitate to contact me.
On behalf of members of the South West Branch, I would like to wish all of you a merry Christmas and we look forward to catching up in 2017. And don’t forget to visit us in Dalby for the first IPWEAQ branch conference on the program for 2017. See you then!
SWQ Branch President