#IPWEAQ19 Annual Conference
Royal International Convention Centre (RICC)
22 – 24 October 2019
We are delighted to officially launch the 2019 IPWEAQ Annual Conference program including keynote speakers:
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
REGISTER NOW FOR:
Thinking Workshop on day one of the conference, focussed
on equipping Emerging Professionals under 35 with design thinking tools using the CASE framework. And join us for the Welcome Lunch afterwards! Sponsored by Aurecon!
The Women in Public Works Engineering Master Class on day three, facilitated by Dr Jillian Kenny and providing relevant and authentic development strategies for women in public works engineering.
We are excited to bring you a diverse program with a range of different session types and specialty subject areas. Check out the full conference program for inspiration.
CALLING ALL BUDDIES!
IPWEAQ is once again calling Members and Fellows to act as a conference buddy for our emerging professionals - introduce them to colleagues and guide them with decisions on what sessions and streams
to attend based on their career aspirations.
Congrats Queenslanders and good luck in Hobart!
build a collection of public works placement examples that can be shared by
employers, universities and students. We are seeking examples from throughout
Queensland of industry work placements, projects or work activities that would
suit a student or recent graduate.
Submissions will be digitally hosted by IPWEAQ in a standardised and anonymous format. We aim to enable the sharing of ideas to help save time, create meaningful industry engagements for students and promote the variety of public works engineering activities.
For more information please contact Nadia Marks.
iMPACT compliance portals for native title and cultural heritage
IPWEAQ is also inviting local council’s to sign up
for a two week trial of our native title and cultural heritage portals, iMPACT.
iMPACT helps users 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.
New model code for neighbourhood design
IPWEAQ has welcomed the prospect of a new model code for neighbourhood design focussing on the development of healthier and more active communities.
The model code was released for public consultation by the Hon Cameron Dick, Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning. We strongly encourage our members to participate in the community consultation process. As subject matter experts, the public works engineering community has valuable insight into ways in which the design and delivery of public works infrastructure can enhance the quality of life for Queensland communities.
Consultation on the proposed mandatory elements of the model code is open for six weeks and community consultation ends on 1 September 2019. For more information please see the Queensland Government creating healthy and active communities website.
Invitation to participate in our Technical Working Groups
We are inviting suitably experienced members interested in joining a new Working Group to revise and completely overhaul the current Supervisor’s Handbook.
For more information on joining the Supervisor's Handbook, please contact Craig Moss.
We are also looking for 2-3 volunteers for three Asset Design As Constructed (ADAC) sub-groups: water and sewer, stormwater and transport, open space, and election and telecoms (including smart assets, CCTV and sensors).
For more information on joining these Sub-group, please contact Mark Lamont.
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).
The July e-news includes: A word from the Registrar, New Board members announced, Understanding direct supervision, Building assessments to be done by RPEQs, and Lydia Gentle: journey into leadership.
SWQ Branch Conference
CQ Branch Conference
April – 1 May 2020
SEQ Branch Conference
28-29 May 2020
NQ Branch Conference
10-11 June 2020
Street Planning & Design Manual Consultation Workshop
25 October 2019
IPWEAQ in partnership with the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning will be launching the highly anticipated Street Planning and Design Manual (SPDM) at this years' #IPWEAQ19 Annual Conference.
As a part of this event, a workshop is planned for Friday 25 October to provide an in-depth stakeholder briefing and to seek feedback as the start of the consultation process.
Delegates registered for this workshop will receive an information pack providing content that will allow for informed and productive discussion.
For more information, please contact Craig Moss.
qldwater Annual Forum
11-12 September 2019
Logan Metro Indoor Sports Centre
The program for the Queensland Water Directorate (qldwater) Annual Forum
has been released and registrations are now open.
The event, hosted by Logan City Council, is at the Logan Metro Indoor Sports & Events Centre. It offers an opportunity to network with 80-100 water industry professionals, typically including 30+ councils/ utilities.
11 September is devoted to showcasing our hosts and includes a tour of the new Cedar Grove Environmental Centre. The development will service the Greater Flagstone Priority Development Area and includes a new STP (Biological Treatment Bioreactor), advanced odour control system and constructed wetlands. There will be a range of other Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance talks, the Best of the Best Queensland Water Taste Test, a range of other fun activities and conference dinner.
The second day is devoted to refining the qldwater industry roadmap. Throughout the year at each event and our reference group meetings we have been collating feedback from members and stakeholders to inform our work plan, but also focussing on broader collaborative opportunities and developing policy recommendations to drive advocacy. These are based on 10 Key Priorities, including topics like Strategic Sector Investment, Harmonising Water Regulation, and Understanding and Exceeding Customer Expectations.
The full program outline is
IPWEAQ Annual General Meeting with Special Resolutions, Thursday 24 October 2019 12:45pm
The Annual General Meeting with special resolutions to adopt a new company structure and constitution will be held Thursday 24 October in conjunction with the Annual Conference in Brisbane.
Thank you to the many members who have submitted a Proxy Form which is valid for this 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.
7-8 Treatment of Crash Locations BRISBANE
20-21 RSA BRISBANE
28 Calibre Transport Technical Seminar BRISBANE
28 Managing Lower Order Roads TOWNSVILLE
29 Managing Lower Order Roads CAIRNS
11 SEQ Technical Seminar NOOSA
17-19 BIW CAIRNS
17 Erosion and Sediment Control L2 TOWNSVILLE
31 Erosion and Sediment Control L2 BRISBANE
Kowanyama Social Precincts, Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council
Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (Toogoolawah to Moore), Somerset Regional Council
School of Arts building renewal, Cairns Regional Council
Blackwater Acquatic Centre, Central Highlands Regional Council
City Hall Auditorium & Annex Refurbishment, Toowoomba Regional Council
Excellence in Asset Management 2019
CCTV Wastewater Data Management, Gladstone Regional Council
Mount Pleasant No. 1 Reservoir Refurbishment, Mackay Regional Council
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Rainforest Discovery Centre, Sunshine Coast Council
Regional Outback Water Quality Infrastructure Program, George Bourne & Associates
Queensland Water Regional Alliances Program (QWRAP), Local Government Association of Queensland and Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy
Sun and Salt: Logan's water quality solution, Logan City Council
Mareeba Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade, Mareeba Shire Council
WBBROC Joint Sewer Rehabilitation Program, Wide Bay Burnett Regional Organisation of Councils (WBBROC)
Flooded Roads Smart Warning System, Logan City Council
Young IPWEA Emerging Leader Award 2019
Aaron Meehan, South Burnett Regional Council
Hadyn O'Leary, Toowoomba Regional Council
Keith H Wood Medal NOMINEE