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Engineering for Public Works (EPW) journal

Each issue features innovative projects, technical articles and case studies plus community news, member profiles, reports from our state and branch presidents, CEO, Young IPWEAQ and our subsidiary, the Queensland Water Directorate QWD).

For more information on submitting articles or advertising in the journal, please contact Louise Martin-Chew on 07 3632 6801

Media releases, 2020

Native Title Tool Kit available now by subscription 

28 April 2020

IPWEAQ has developed Australia's first digital tool to assist councils, mining companies pastoralists, consulting firms and anyone involved with Native Title to assess potential liability for infrastructure and projects - past, present and future. 

COVID-19: Preparing for the expected

7 April 2020

Opinion by Craig Moss, Director Professional Services

The Learning Hub 

30 March 2020

The Learning Hub is a new digital learning platform delivered by IPWEAQ. It allows the development of skills, both technical and non-technical, ideal for the current period of contactless employment.

Media releases, 2019

Queensland shines at prestigious Australasian engineering awards

29 August 2019

Somerset Regional Council has taken out the top award for Public Works Project of the Year for the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (BVRT) at the 2019 IPWEA Awards for Excellence in Hobart last night.


Statement of the new model code for neighbourhood design

22 July 2019

The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia, Queensland (IPWEAQ) has welcomed the prospect of a new model code for neighbourhood design focussing on the development of healthier and more active communities, and is encouraging its members to participate in the consultation process.


A global celebration of engineering

1 April 2019

The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia, Queensland (IPWEAQ) celebrates Global Day of the Engineer on Wednesday 3 April 2019 with local events and competitions.


Local councils counselled on meeting native title and cultural heritage obligations

14 March 2019

In light of a landmark ruling from the High Court this week, delegates from the peak body representing those working in the public works sector are touring Queensland talking to local councils about how they can meet their obligations regarding native title and cultural heritage.


Media releases, 2018

Toowoomba Region achieves excellence in public works yet again

18 October 2018

Toowoomba Region has taken out three awards at this year’s Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia, Queensland (IPWEAQ) Excellence Awards

Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council achieves excellence in public works

16 October 2018

Kowanyama Aboriginal Council has taken out the award for design and construction of public works projects under $2 million at this year’s Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia, Queensland (IPWEAQ) Excellence Awards.

USQ student has taken out the ‘Futures Challenge’ at engineering conference

16 October 2018

Madison Stahlhut has taken out the ‘Futures Challenge’ award for at this year’s Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia, Queensland (IPWEAQ) Excellence Awards.

Technology tried and tested at the Cairns Regional Council

30 May 2018

Gary Everson from the Cairns Regional Council has taken out the award for best paper presented at the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia, Queensland (IPWEAQ) North Queensland Conference.

North Queensland conference to explore regional sustainability initiatives

17 April 2018

Cairns will showcase its commitment to sustainable infrastructure and plans for future growth when it hosts the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia Queensland (IPWEAQ) North Queensland branch conference from 18-20 April 2018.


Media releases, 2017