Enhancing the quality of life for all Queensland communities

We are moving!

We are delighted to announce that as of 1 May, we will be located at new premises at 6 Eagleview Place, Eagle Farm. Our new premises offers three large training rooms, several meeting rooms, high-speed internet, and ample onsite and street parking. It is 13 minutes from the airport. We will also have workstations available for our members visiting Brisbane who need a place to work during their visit. 

We look forward to welcoming you to Eagleview Place!

Upcoming Events

Upcoming PD

Introduction to Asset Management

Brisbane: 3 March 2020

Cairns: 26 March 2020

QUDM Workshop

Brisbane:10 March 2020 

QUDM Revisions and Additions 

Brisbane:18 March 2020

Native Title and Cultural Heritage

Maroochydore: 7 April 2020 

Sprayed Bitumen

Townsville: 22 April 2020 

Five Keys to Effective Stakeholder Engagement

Brisbane: 23 April 2020

Erosion & Sediment Control Workshop Lvl two

Brisbane: 12 March 2020

Erosion & Sediment Control Workshop Lvl three 

Brisbane: 27-29 April 2020

Type A, B & D Sediment Basin Design Workshop

Brisbane: 29 April 2020


Call for Papers

  • CQ Branch Conference, Maryborough: 30 April - 1 May 2020

A 500 word abstract plus Bio must be submitted online by 27 February 2020.

  • SEQ Branch Conference, Caloundra: 28-29 May 2020 
Opening soon.

Recent graduates up to five years post-graduation are encouraged to submit a paper and if selected, will receive a complimentary registration. Up to 45 CPD hours are eligible if you are selected to present.

All program inquiries, please contact Craig Moss on 07 3632 6805.

Working Group EOI's

We are currently in the process of creating three new reference groups to review the Queensland Urban Drainage Manual (QUDM), Lower Order Roads Design Guide (LORDG) and Supervisor’s Handbook for the Construction and Maintenance of Infrastructure.

If you would like to be a part of any of these reference groups or be involved in reviewing these documents, please contact Craig Moss, Director Professional Services, or Kurt Prosper, Project Coordinator.

Photography Competition

Celebrate World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development on 4 March by participating in our photography competition! Submit your best photos with the theme 'public works through the lens of an engineer' for a chance to win a GoPro! Get as creative as you like with the theme. Here’s an example! 

To enter, please email Monica Roberston.

News from BPEQ

The January 2020 issue of the BPEQ Newsletter is now available and includes the following articles:

  • BPEQ 90th Anniversary: Celebrating RPEQs and their achievements
  • Case Note: Board disciplines unregistered engineer 
  • Avoiding complaints triggered by poor communication 
  • Queensland’s greatest engineering feat 
  • Queensland Women in STEM Prize applications open

Good Luck!

Our best wishes to Mackay Regional Council which is competing at the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting competition. Council’s Water Treatment Manager, Stuart Boyd and Director of Engineering and Commercial Infrastructure, Jason Devitt are travelling to the USA with water samples to be compared with 100 other water samples from across the globe. Good luck from all of us!

New Constitution - Benefits

Under the old IPWEAQ constitution, your membership of another IPWEA Division did not count towards your years’ of distinguished service as an IPWEAQ member but now they do. If you did spend some time interstate as a member with another division, please be sure to send Johanna Vanling your original membership certificate so we can be sure to reset your join date to when you first joined the IPWEA Group.

WCEAM 2020 Conference

Attend the WCEAM conference in Brazil, 16-19 August 2020! 

We invite IPWEAQ members to nominate for an opportunity to win a scholarship valued at $3,000 including registration to attend WCEAM plus contribution to travel costs. Nominations close 29 May 2020. The winner will be announced 1 June. Nominate online with up to 500 words on how your learnings could contribute to our sector.

Become an IPWEAQ Fellow

If you have 15+ years’ relevant experience, have made a contribution to the knowledge and skills of our sector, and have been actively involved with IPWEAQ eg on Working Groups etc, you can apply to become an IPWEAQ Fellow. You will need to have been a Member for five years which includes any time as a member of another IPWEA Division. Applications close 1 April each year. No extensions are possible. Apply online!


Engineers Without Borders

Register your interest to join the Engineers Without Borders Cape York Immersion Program.

Cape York, Australia 

June 27th to July 3rd 2020 

Keeping up with qldwater

qldwater is a business unit of IPWEAQ. Its members include the majority of councils, other local and state government-owned water and sewerage service providers, and affiliates. Read more..


e-Flash #420, 14 February 2020

e-Flash #419, 7 February 2020

e-Flash #418, 31 January 2020

Upcoming Events

Queensland Water Skills Forum, 5 March 2020

TRG Meeting, 6 March 2020

SEQ Regional Mini-Conference,  23-24 April 2020

Job Opportunities

Department of Transport & Main Roads

Principal Engineer (Civil), Bundaberg

Karamisheff Nagel Pty Ltd 

Civil Engineer, Brisbane 

BMD Group

Civil Engineer, Brisbane


Executive Director Infrastructure, Yeppoon

Southern Downs Regional Council

Water Principal Engineer, Warwick

Maintenance Principal Engineer, Warwick

Student Membership

We invite full-time civil engineering students and related disciplines eg urban planning, design and surveying to join us for the duration of their university studies. 

Contact Johanna Vanling for more information, or, apply online.

President's Charity

We are very pleased to be working with Rural Aid for the next two years as our President, Craig Murrell's chosen charity. 

Our country is in dire need at this time for the services and programs provided by Rural Aid to support rural communities and assist in disaster recovery.