quality of life for all Queensland
IPWEAQ influences government and industry
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).
We work proactively with industry and all levels of government to ensure public works practicalities are taken into consideration when reviewing issues within our communities now and in the future. And with our strong branch network servicing regional Queensland, we are able to offer relevant, localised grassroots advice to working groups and industry forums.
IPWEAQ is very pleased be able to represent you and your views through our advocacy program. If you would like to contribute and/or play a role in any of our working groups, please complete the form (right).
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)