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Enhancing the quality of life for all Queensland communities

Celisa Faulkner

Branch President

Engineer, Networks

Gladstone Regional Council

0429 607 880

CQ Branch Committee

Celisa Faulkner (Branch President)

Manager Asset Planning

Gladstone Regional Council

Adam Doherty (Vice President)


Dileigh Consulting Engineers

Greg Abbotts

Technical Officer

Livingstone Shire Council

Ryan Grayson

Development Engineer

Gladstone Regional Council

Jason Hoolihan

Manager Infrastructure

Central Highlands Regional Council

Garth Kath

RPEQ Engineer & Associate

George Bourne & Associates

Arvind Jess Layug

Technical Officer/Project Superintendent

Rockhampton Regional Council

Thomas Wager

Graduate Engineer

AECOM Australia

CQ Branch Presidents Report
June 2021

I wasn’t able to make it to the CQ Branch conference held in Maryborough, 20-21 April but from all reports, it was another excellent event with a great program, socials and something different – a poet on a horse.

Congratulations to Best Paper winners: Tim Fichera, Senior Engineer (Stormwater Drainage), Program Management at Bundaberg Regional Council and Jordan Maultby, Water Resources Team Lead at AECOM, for their presentation on Bundaberg Regional Council’s Stormwater Management Strategy – a new path for Council’s long-standing challenges. Tim and Jordan will present their paper at the Annual Conference to be held in Cairns, 12-14 October 2021. Be sure to join us then!

$1,650 was raised for the President’s Charity, Rural Aid, with thanks to our exhibitors who donated prizes for the raffle, and to Mark Ogston at Leading Roles (IPWEAQ Partner) who donated a fishing trip on Hervey Bay or Moreton Bay. The winning bid was from Thomas Haslett from SuperSealing – congratulations, Thomas! Mark and Thomas - we look forward to photos of your catch.

IPWEAQ Bingo made a return this year with the winner receiving a complimentary registration to the Annual Conference in Cairns. Congratulations, Burak Cabir, a Graduate Design Engineer from Bundaberg Regional Council – we look forward to welcoming you to Cairns.

Our thanks as always, for the invaluable support from our conference sponsors: Dileigh Consulting Engineers (overall sponsor), Tipec (conference dinner), JAC Civil, Leading Roles, GBA Consulting Engineers, Project Delivery Managers and Shepherd.

Thanks also to the Fraser Coast Regional Council for providing an excellent venue - the Brolga Theatre on the Susan River, and for the quality presentations from Council’s team and Council’s support for the event.

All presentations delivered at the CQ Branch conference are now accessible in the IPWEAQ Knowledge Centre CQ Branch Conference Collection. Access is complimentary for members and non-member delegates offering 11 CPD hours. The Collection includes the audio visual recording, papers and PowerPoint presentations.

The IPWEAQ Knowledge Centre is globally recognised as a specialist resource for those in our sector with much of the content restricted to members. If you are not a member, join this June to receive $100 discount on your 2021-2022 subscription. We look forward to welcoming you!

Celisa Faulkner
CQ Branch President