Enhancing the quality of life for all Queensland communities


Roles and Responsibilities of Local Government Officers - Webinar Series
Thursdays, 12:30pm to 1:30pm
June to August 2017
1. Good Governance 101
2. Transparency in Decision Making
3. Employee Relations and Safety Matters
4. Procurement:  Assets and Contracts 
5. Obtaining effective compliance outcomes
6. Infrastructure agreements: tips and traps
7. Environmental and waste management issues for local government

Managing the Risk of Lower Order Roads

Toowoomba, Thursday 8 June 2017

Roma, Wednesday 21 June 2017

Register now!

Erosion and Sediment Control Courses

Levels 1, 2 and 3 Training

Brisbane, 10- 14 June 2017

Register now!

Contact Craig Moss, Director, Professional and Career Development on 3632 6805 for more information.

The Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources Committee is conducting an inquiry into the long-term financial sustainability of local government. You can read IPWEAQ's submission to the inquiry. 

To discuss our submission or how IPWEAQ can assist your council with initiatives that may help deliver sustainable service levels for your communities, please contact Leigh Cunningham, IPWEAQ Chief Executive Officer.

Construction Workshops

IPWEAQ Partner, McCullough Robertson, invites members to join them for their upcoming construction workshops:

7 June – Mackay

21 June – Toowoomba

19 July – Rockhampton

14 September – Annual Construction Conference, Brisbane

Contact Jocelyn Sigley on 3914 8264 for more information or to register.

Engineering and Environmental Consulting Tender

IPWEAQ Partner, Local Buy is working to increase the number of NQ based suppliers that are pre-qualified. 

The Engineering Consulting Panel is one of the most utilised of all panels and is currently out for tender. The current arrangement ceases in October 2017 and all current suppliers must respond to the tender if they wish to continue as a Local Buy Supplier. Access the tender online and please contact Emma Peters, Regional Client Relations Officer on  0476 819 963 for more information.

Renew your membership!

IPWEAQ membership renewals for 2017-18 are due by 30 June 2017. Invoices have been emailed to members and you can renew online via the new IPWEAQ Portal.

Members who renew before 30 June 2017 will receive access to the podcast of Stefan Hajkowicz’s state conference 2016 keynote address, ‘Global Megatrends’ (1 hour of CPD) and can purchase the full set of conference podcasts for $300 plus GST (50% discount). This is great value for 12.5 hours of CPD.

Contact IPWEAQ for your login details or pay your renewal by phone on 3632 6803.

IPWEAQ 2016 State Conference Proceedings (Podcasts)

If you were unable to attend the successful 2016 IPWEAQ state conference, 'collaborative engineering' in Brisbane, you can now subscribe to the podcasts which include all seven keynote presentations and all sessions presented in all 12 streams.

Subscribe to all podcasts (12.5 hours of CPD) and receive $200 discount off your registration for the 2017 state conference in Townsville.

Access to the 2016 podcasts are included for all 2016 paid conference delegates and they can access the 2016 conference podcasts now!

The Department of Natural Resources and Mines is currently conducting a feasibility study exploring the possibility of whether native title information can be made accessible to the public.

This questionnaire is designed to assist in developing a strategy to achieve this outcome. 

The questions are attached and you can submit your feedback at:


For more information contact Georgia Power.

IPWEAQ's jobs page includes the latest 

public works job vacancies in Queensland. 

Contact Carlie Sargent to add your vacancy.

The latest news from BPEQ includes:

- A word from the Registrar

- Budget 2017-18

- Cairns RPEQ Euan Bruce recognised and registration roadshows to Cairns and Rockhampton

- Spotlight on RPEQ sign off and certification

- When a registered cadastral surveyor is required to identify a property boundary

- Welcome to our newest RPEQs

Follow us on Linkedin and Twitter'like' our page on Facebook and join the IPWEAQ Technical Group on Linkedin to participate in discussions relevant to the public works sector in Queensland.