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Enhancing the quality of life for all Queensland communities

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). 

Recent Submissions

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)

If you would like to be involved with our advocacy program please complete the form below:

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