Enhancing the quality of life for all Queensland communities

General Meeting Postponed to 24 October

The General Meeting has been postponed to Thursday 24 October to be held in conjunction with the AGM during the Annual Conference in Brisbane.

The new constitution plus commentary is available on our website. Please continue to send in your Proxy Forms so your vote can be recorded.

Thank you to the many members who have submitted a Proxy Form which is valid for the postponed meeting (unless you attend in person). We also appreciate your valuable feedback and overwhelming support for the new corporate structure and constitution - you strongly support the new structure and constitution primarily because the right to determine the rules that will govern your Institute should vest with you and no other individual or organisation. This is our commitment to you.

Alumni Social

Rockhampton, 23 May 2019

The first of our Alumni socials for retired and Emeritus members will be held in Rockhampton, Thursday 23 May 2019 at the Heritage Village. This also includes complimentary registration to the preceding afternoon session of the CQ Branch Conference from 3:45pm.

The program includes:

  • 6:00pm:  Dinner & Drinks at Great Western Hotel  - partners/spouses and guests most welcome! 

Price:  $50.00 plus GST

If you have not registered but would like to attend, please Johanna Vanling or Monica Robertson at your earliest convenience.

#IPWEAQ19 - the Annual Conference update
Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane 22 – 24 October 2019

Mark it in your diary! The IPWEAQ Annual Conference is back and better than ever. We’d like to share a few special announcements regarding this year’s conference.

U35 Members Only

Attend the special Welcome function and Design Thinking session for our members under age 35 (U35).

Design Thinking is a methodology that provides a solution-based approach to solving problems focussing on understanding the user perspective with a human-centred point of view. This session will be held on Day 1 one of the conference, Tuesday 22 October 2019. IPWEAQ members receive a $300 discount on their conference registration and members under age 35 receive a further $300 discount.

Women in Public Works Engineering (PWE) Master Class

We’re excited to announce IPWEAQ’s Women in Public Works Engineering (WPWE) initiative. 

In April 2019, we sought feedback from our stakeholders on topics specifically relating to women working in the public works sector. Two themes that emerged were greater networking opportunities and specific career and personal development initiatives. As part of our continued support for diversity in the sector, our efforts are focussed on targeted, relevant and impactful initiatives.

We are therefore delighted to invite you to join us for a WPWE Master Class on Thursday 24 October 2019, followed by a champagne afternoon tea. When registering for the conference, please confirm your attendance at this event.


The Call for Papers for #IPWEAQ19 has now closed. We have received 65 abstracts and are overwhelmed by not just the quantity but also the high quality of abstracts received.

We have added another stream to the program to accommodate as many papers as possible and we’ll be in touch with authors of the submissions shortly to advise the outcome. Thank you everyone for your contributions - #IPWEAQ19 is shaping up to be something very special.

Interview a public works legend

Please help us to gather the history of engineering Queensland by interviewing an IPWEAQ Legend!

Please download the interview questions or contact our Relationship Manager, Johanna Vanling to receive a copy via email. Please return completed interviews to Johanna.

Information regarding disclaimers for TMP’s and TGS’s

The Department of Transport and Main Roads has published a communique regarding the use of disclaimers on Traffic Management Plans and Traffic Guidance Schemes.

You can find the Traffic Management Design Practice fact sheets on the TMR website:


If you have any feedback on this information, please email TMDesign@tmr.qld.gov.au

UQ Women in Engineering

Alumni Council

Brisbane, 18 July 2018

The University of Queensland (UQ) have a Women in Engineering Alumni Council who develop activities to engage alumni and foster a sense of community and support among engineering graduates. 

They are running a Women in Engineering Professional Development event titled Powering Ahead at Aurecon in Brisbane on 18 July. 

Details are available on the UQ website.

Asia Pacific Cities Summit (APCS)

Brisbane, 7-10 July 2019

Discover how you can connect with local government leaders, investors, clients, suppliers and business form the Asia Pacific region and beyond. The 12th Asia Pacific Cities Summit (APCS) and Mayors’ Forum will run from 7 to 10 July in Brisbane. The Summit will continue to build on its success as one of the region’s leading forums, and a key platform for driving innovation, city partnership and economic growth in the region. Learn more at the event website.

#IPWEAQ19 Excellence Awards

Closes Friday 5 July 2019

Now in its seventeenth year, the awards program 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 program and to promote the achievements of our sector.

For more information please contact IPWEAQ's Events & Marketing Manager, Monica Roberts on 07 3632 6802. Or even better, submit your nomination via the IPWEAQ Excellence Awards portal.