IPWEAQ

Enhancing the quality of life for all Queensland communities

2021 Excellence Awards

Congratulations to the nominees and winners of the 2021 Excellence Awards! A record 100 nominations were received highlighting the exceptional delivery of projects and the people who deliver them for Queensland Communities.


And thank you again to Premise, our 2021 Excellence Awards gala dinner sponsor!

Project of the Year

Kingsford Smith Drive Upgrade
Brisbane City Council




Woman in Engineering

Bernie-Anne Freeman

Principal Engineer, Department of Transport and Main Roads

Proudly sponsored by GHD 


Engineer of the Year

Ross Ullman

Nambour Waste Precinct Development Coordinator, Sunshine Coast Council

Emerging Professional of the Year

Nick Delany

Principal Project Manager, Toowoomba Regional Council

Proudly sponsored by GenEng Solutions 

Professional of the Year

Rhys McQueen

Transport Asset Management Engineer, City of Gold Coast

Team Member of the Year

Nathan Whittaker

Coordinator Maintenance, Toowoomba Regional Council

Futures Challenge

Lucinda Sterling

University of Southern Queensland

Nominations for 2022!

Nominations for the 2022 IPWEAQ open 4 February 2022 and close 25 June 2022. See brochure for details of categories.

Project of the Year 

Highly Commended 
Surfers Paradise Sand Backpass 
Pipeline Project
City of Gold Coast

Projects under $1 million

Winner

Renewal of the Amarina Culvert, Mooloolaba

Sunshine Coast Council | Interflow

Projects $1 million - $2 million 

Winner

Maroochy Groyne Project

Sunshine Coast Council

Projects $2 million - $5 million

Winner

Thargomindah Water Cooling Project

Bulloo Shire Council | Peak Services | NRG Services


Highly Commended

Atherton Water Quality 

Improvement Plan

Tablelands Regional Council

Projects $5 million - $10 million

Winner

The Mill at Moreton Bay water park and play space

Moreton Bay Regional Council


Highly Commended

Tully Grandstand

Cassowary Coast Regional Council


Proudly sponsored by Reece Civil Cairns

Projects $10 million - $20 million

Joint Winners 

Coondoo Creek Bridge Replacement Project

RoadTek


Kleinton Waste Management facility

Toowoomba Regional Council

Projects over $20 million

Winner

Toowoomba Regional Council 

Principal Depot

Toowoomba Regional Council


Highly Commended

Indooroopilly Riverwalk

Brisbane City Council


Proudly sponsored by Danley

Road Safety Infrastructure

Winner

SAMs for Schools

Brisbane City Council


Proudly sponsored by Delnorth Group

Asset Management 

Winner

Bundaberg Regional Council Stormwater Management Strategy

Bundaberg Regional Council | AECOM


Proudly sponsored by Shepherd Services

Coastal Engineering

Winner

Surfers Paradise Sand Backpass 

Pipeline Project

City of Gold Coast


Highly Commended

Maroochy Groyne Project

Sunshine Coast Council


Proudly sponsored by RCPA

Innovation 

Winner

Kingsford Smith Drive upgrade

Brisbane City Council

Proudly sponsored by  C.R Kennedy

Environment & Sustainability

Winners

Kleinton Waste Management facility

Toowoomba Regional Council


Highly Commended

Southern Suburbs Rising Main

Townsville City Council | BMD

Innovation in Water & Sustainability 

Winner 

Urraween Reservoir - Floating Roof and Liner Replacement

Fraser Coast Regional Council


Proudly sponsored by Trimble

Community Road Safety 

Winner

School Traffic Management Plans and Improvements

Brisbane City Council


Proudly sponsored by Delnorth Group

Employer of the Year 

(Private Sector)

GHD - Toowoomba office

Employer of the Year 

(Public Sector)

Department of Transport and Main Roads


Proudly sponsored by Leading Roles