IPWEAQ is the peak body representing those working in the public works sector in Queensland. Our purpose is to enhance the quality of life for all Queensland communities by advancing the skills, knowledge and resources available to those involved in the planning and provision of public works and services.
Our membership primarily comprises of engineers and technical officers and we are an assessment entity for the BPEQ (Board of Professional Engineers Queensland). IPWEAQ is also registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission (ACNC).
We have developed a number of key sector products and publications including Standard Drawings, Complete Streets (urban street design), Lower Order Road Design Guidelines (LORDG) and our non-proprietary schema, ADAC (Asset Design as Constructed). IPWEA has also developed the internationally-recognised premier manual for asset management, the International Infrastructure Management Manual (IIMM).
The Queensland Audit Office’s (QAO) reports 2 and 13 for 2016-2017 raised questions regarding the long-term financial sustainability of local governments across Queensland. To be financially sustainable, councils need to generate sufficient income from primary sources ie rates, fees/charges and grants to cover expenses including asset maintenance and depreciation. Being asset-intensive entities, asset maintenance and depreciation have a major impact on profitability. Read IPWEAQ's submission (May 2017)