Enhancing the quality of life for all Queensland communities


Celisa Faulkner

See Celisa's report, page 21 of the December issue of Engineering for Public Works

YIPWEAQ Deputy Chair, Ashlee Adams

IPWEAQ Ambassador, Jessica Kahl

See Jessica's report on pages 23-25 of the December issue of Engineering for Public Works

Young Engineer of the Year

Craig Heck, Scenic Rim Regional Council

Get involved!

If you would like to join other enthusiastic younger professionals in the development of initiatives for YIPWEAQ (for members under age 35) please complete the form.

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University Outreach Program

Five universities were invited to participate in the inaugural University Outreach Program which offers a complimentary registration to the state conference (valued at $1,980) for a final year civil engineering student who has a keen interest in the public works sector. The university may establish its own criteria for selecting the student. Following the conference, the students submit a paper of up to 1,000 words about their conference experience, learnings from the program, streams attended, highlights, features that offered the most value and their experience and impressions of being a part of our community. The reports will be published in the December 2016 issue of our e-Journal, Engineering for Public Works.

Inaugural fireside chat, IPWEAQ state conference, Brisbane 8-10 November 2016

It’s important to ensure there is a connection and transfer of knowledge and experience between our senior members and our younger members and recent graduates. For the Fireside Chat, Emeritus member, Patrick Murphy (Scenic Rim Regional Council) will be interviewed by Ashlee Adams (Toowoomba Regional Council), Celisa Faulkner and Ashleigh Tomkins, both of Gladstone Regional Council. We heard about Patrick’s journey, the changes he has seen in public works in Queensland, his favourite projects and those he would prefer to forget.

Career Development


High School and Graduate Program

Please contact Craig Moss, IPWEAQ Director Professional & Career Development to discuss your career in public works. Craig will devise a program for you including a professional development path, mentoring and steps to progress to RPEQ and maintenance of your registration.

Various scholarships are available each year including branch scholarships and international study tours offering an opportunity to travel abroad to review innovative solutions to public works issues and their applicability to local conditions. Please refer to our Scholarships and Awards program.

 A new program to be launched in 2017 informing high school students and civil engineering undergraduate students about the benefits of a career in public works and contribution to Queensland communities.

The program is also aimed at diversity to encourage more women and other ethnicities.