Enhancing the quality of life for all Queensland communities

Local councils to trial iMPACT

IPWEAQ invites local councils to sign up for a two week trial of iMPACT, our native title and cultural heritage portals.

iMPACT provides a user-friendly platform for councils and other organisations to comply with the law and avoid Acts that will impact on cultural heritage and native title including impairment and extinguishment. The portals establish a methodical, documented, robust process and establish that an appropriate level of thoroughness was applied in determining whether or not to proceed with works.

For more information or to register for the free trial, please contact Mark Lamont.

MS ‘Brissie to the Bay’ bike ride

Thanks #TeamIPWEAQ for participating in the MS Brissie to the Bay bike ride on Sunday 16 June!

We exceeded our goal of $1,000 by raising $3,843 for MS Queensland! A special thank you to Mike Brady who raised $1,397!!

Thank you and congratulations to #TeamIPWEAQ: Gleb Kolenbet, David Bell, Ian Church, Mike Brady, Jack Foster, Joe Bannan, Adrian Smith, Sam Stocker, Kerry Wicks, Troy Winterflood, Rachael Wood, Finn Scott, Helena Kolenbet, Melissa Althaus, Kevin Miller, Matthew Burdett, Shayne Brooking, Jonathan Bunker, Luke Doherty, Brett Qualischefski, Andrew Ryan, Roger Watson and Rodney Webb!

International Women in Engineering Day

Congratulations to Kirsty Bilton & Renee Wise for winning our LinkedIn competition celebrating International Women in Engineering Day (IWED).

We are proud to participate in IWED as the only organisation in Oceania to register an event, and are excited to invite Kirsty and Renee to join us Women in Public Works Engineering Master Class during the #IPWEAQ19 Annual Conference in October.

Facilitated by Dr Jillian Kenny, the Master Class will provide relevant and authentic development strategies and showcase opportunities for women in public works engineering. The topic, 'Diversity as a superpower', will be an interactive Master Class with tangible takeaways for delegates. The one-hour Master Class will conclude with champagne and cheese.

Thank you to everyone who entered! For more information on the Master Class please see our event website

We’re excited to welcome Interflow Pty Limited as a new Enterprise Partner for 2019-2020.

Interflow is a leading provider in Australia and New Zealand for repair, restoration and renewal services of deteriorated underground pipeline services.

We look forward to welcoming the Interflow team at #IPWEAQ19 as part of their Enterprise Partner package.

Nominate for the IPWEAQ Board

Nominations are now open for the IPWEAQ Board. Financial members can request a nomination form from our CEO, Leigh Cunningham. Or call Leigh if you would like to discuss what is involved in being a Board member.

Nominations close 4.00pm Friday 12 July 2019.

New Supervisor’s Handbook Working Group

We are inviting suitably experienced members interested in joining a new Working Group to revise and overhaul the Supervisor’s Handbook.

For more information, please contact Craig Moss.

Feedback now open on the Code of Practice for Temporary Traffic Management Part 9: Processes & Procedures

Austroads' Code of Practice for Temporary Traffic Management is being developed as part of the strategic priority project Safety at Road Worksites (Project BN2019). Part 9 details the processes and procedures relating to jurisdictional management of temporary traffic management at roadworks.

The industry comment period closes on Wednesday 17 July 2019.

The draft is available here and comments must be submitted using the document review template (Word doc).

If you have any queries regarding this industry consultation, email the Austroads Safety at Road Worksites Project Manager Dan Sullivan at austroads@solutionsintransport.com.au.

News from BPEQ

You may also like to take a moment to catch up on the news from the Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland (BPEQ) if you missed the June 2019 issue.

Articles include:

- A word from the Registrar

- Restoring your RPEQ registration

- Shergold Weir Report, Non-Conforming Building Products and the Future of Certifiers

- RPEQ Election

- Queensland Budget 2019/20.

Infrastructure and public works job opportunities

Manager - Strategic Water Planning and Capital Delivery

Toowoomba region

- Major focus on long-term strategy

- Drive change initiatives

- Future-focused agenda

To download a comprehensive information pack and to apply, visit mcarthur.com.au and search under ref. 139067. Or call Julie Barr on 07 3211 9700 for a confidential discussion. Applications close July 15 2019.

LAST CHANCE! 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.

#IPWEAQ19 Annual Conference

Royal International Convention Centre, 22–24 October 2019

Early Bird Registrations

Apply discount code EBANNUAL19 until 31 July to receive a $200 discount.

Agenda now finalised for 2019 Annual Conference

Thank you to everyone who submitted an abstract - we received an unprecedented number of submissions this year. The conference program is now available. 


We are delighted to announce our keynote speakers for the 2019 Annual Conference:
Marita Cheng - 2012 Young Australian of the Year and women in technology advocate
Mick Colliss - Inaugural captain of Australia's Sudoku Team (sponsored by Shepherd)
David Bartlett - the 43rd Premier of Tasmania
Mr Tay Hengky - Director Physical Planning Infrastructure Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore.

Additionally, Dr Jillian Kenny will facilitate the Women in Public Works Engineering Master Class, on day three of the conference.

Great Debate

There is still time to join one of the teams for this year’s Great Debate that ‘rural (public works) engineers are more adaptable than their city counterparts’.

General Meeting

Postponed to 24 October 2019

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

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.

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