Enhancing the quality of life for all Queensland communities

2019 Excellence Awards!

The awards program, now in its seventeenth year, places a spotlight on the projects and people who deliver exceptional outcomes for Queensland communities. We're very proud to be able to coordinate the awards program and to be promoting the achievements of our sector.  

It is with pleasure that Logan City Council officially launches the 2019 IPWEAQ excellence awards program and we encourage you to enter a project or a colleague. Even if you don’t win, at least take this opportunity to highlight the engineering and innovation that was delivered by you and your team or through collaborative partnerships.

Chris Pipe-Martin, Water Product Quality Program Leader, Logan City Council, winner 2018 Project of the Year

Winners are featured in our Commemorative Book and also in our journal, Engineering for Public Works. We issue media releases and posts on social media promoting winners and High Commendations.

2019 project and people nominees and winners will be presented at the gala awards ceremony and dinner to be held at the Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane, 23 October 2019. Join us!


  • Innovation
  • Projects under $1 million (NEW)
  • Projects $1 million to $2 million
  • Projects $2 million to $5 million
  • Projects $5 million to $10 million
  • Projects over $10 million
  • Road Safety
  • Asset Management
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Innovation & Sustainability in Water 

People Awards 

  • Engineer of the Year
  • Woman in Engineering
  • Young Engineer of the Year
  • Team Member of the Year (non-engineers and includes Supervisors, Works Officers and other support staff)

For more information, please contact Monica Robertson on 07 3632 6802 or Johanna Vanling on 07 3632 6800

Project Awards - criteria and weighting

Planning (10%):

  • Explain how the project was developed.
  • Were there other project options considered?
  • Define the project outcomes and were they achieved?

Excellence and Innovation (20%):

  • How does the project demonstrate technical excellence and/or innovation in its approach?
  • Describe any other innovation (e.g. contract management) which led to savings, improved capacity for your staff or learnings which can be applied to other projects.

Stakeholder Engagement (10%):

  • Describe the stakeholder consultation process (including community if appropriate), what was learnt from it and how it influenced the final design/ plan?

Community and Economic Contribution (15%):

  • Who benefits – Council, Community, Region?
  • Describe how the tangible and intangible benefits have been measured?

Project (business) sustainability (15%):

  • Describe how the project balances the identified need (level of service defined by the community, regulatory requirement etc) with TOTEX – the combined capital and ongoing operating cost of the work to ensure medium to long term financial sustainability.

Regulatory environment and environmental impact and management (10%):

  • What were the environmental impacts of the project and how were these risks analysed and managed?
  • What were the relevant regulatory drivers and how were they addressed? Is the project “future-proof” and prepared for reasonable and realistic growth?

Project management (20%):

  • Program planning & control
  • Financial planning & control
  • Logistics planning & control
  • Risk management; OH&S
  • Describe how the project will be delivered or operated on an ongoing basis, including any innovative partnerships with contract service providers or staff upskilling required.
  • Describe the overall project implementation process including any post-commissioning evaluation and what was learnt from it.

People Awards - criteria

How does the nominee display strong/active leadership? (20%)

How does the nominee display excellent skills and professionalism? (15%)

How does the nominee display excellent body of knowledge? (15%)

How does the nominee cooperate with others? (15%)

How does the nominee interpret the community needs and engage with community? (10%)

How does the nominee embody excellence in local government and public works? (25%)