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Enhancing the quality of life for all Queensland communities

FEBRUARY - AIRPORTS

Our newly launched 2021 Every Community Needs an Engineer Calendar features 14 diverse projects delivered by public works engineers for Queensland communities.


Download a copy now to assist with your 2021 planning!


Each month we will launch a campaign highlighting the types of projects featured each month. February is Airport month, featuring the Sunshine Coast Councils Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion Project - 2020 IPWEAQ Project of the Year. 


We have created an Airport collection in our globally-recognised Knowledge Centre to expand our IPWEAQ body of knowledge. Please submit details of Airport projects (maintenance, recovery, or development) to Johanna Vanling by 28 February for inclusion.

FINAL CHANCE TO REGISTER

Register online to attend the SEQ Branch Conference in Caloundra, 24-26 February 2021. Highlights include Ross Ullman from the Sunshine Coast Council speaking on the Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion Project, Tanya Konigsberger from Dale Carnegie facilitating a workshop on Practical Leadership and the Conference Dinner taking place at the Queensland Air Museum!

UPCOMING, IPWEAQ

Public Works TV (PW-TV) - Register Online

16 February: BPEQ Powers

17 February: The Secret Job Market

24 February: Managing Bridge Assets

3 March: Work-Life Balance


Professional Development - Register Online

10 March: Street Design Manual for Practitioners, Sunshine Coast

17-18 March: Bridge Maintenance and Repair Practices, Brisbane

23-25 March: Bridge Inspection Workshop, Townsville

24 March: Street Design Manual for Practitioners, Toowoomba


Events 

18-19 March: SWQ Branch Conference, Chinchilla

20-21 April: CQ Branch Conference, Maryborough

NEW TMR PEDESTRIAN AND CYCLIST GUIDELINE

TMR has released a new guideline to address the conflict between vehicles and path users at driveways: Treatment options to improve safety of pedestrians, bicycle riders and other path users at driveways.


This new guidance will help practitioners and users assess and mitigate risks at driveways and provides additional treatment options and a method to assess a site to determine if treatment is warranted. Because driveways can vary significantly in form, setting and function, this guideline provides multiple effective treatment options for almost any situation. The guideline was initiated by the Queensland Cycling Action Plan 2020-2022 in response to crash data evidence that suggests that conflicts between path users and vehicles at driveways are increasing, and to address a significant gap in existing national guidance of specific treatments options to address risk factors and sight lines for path users travelling at higher speeds (such as eScooters and other Personal Mobility Devices).


The guideline is now available on TMR's cyclists and pedestrians webpage

2021 EXCELLENCE AWARD NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN

Our awards program places a spotlight on the projects and people who deliver exceptional outcomes for Queensland communities. Nominate a person, project, or employer today - winners will be announced at the IPWEAQ Annual Conference Gala Dinner, October 2021 in Cairns.

 

New award categories:

  •  Community Road Safety
  • Road Safety Infrastructure
  • Projects over $20 Million
  • Employer of the Year – Public Sector
  • Employer of the Year – Private Sector


Nominations close 25 June 2021. Please contact Monica Robertson for further information or assistance.

RPEQ CIVIL (PUBLIC WORKS) TRANSITIONS TO CIVIL

Following a review of the 26 areas of engineering, the BPEQ Board has decided to transition the RPEQ area of engineering for Civil (Public Works) into Civil. From 30 June 2021, Civil (Public Works) will no longer appear on the Board’s register.


There will be no changes to IPWEAQ’s application process or processes for conducting RPEQ assessments. We encourage engineers working in our sector to apply for registration via IPWEAQ.


Please contact Kate O'Riordan for further information. 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Call for Papers are now open for the 2021 CQ Branch Conference to be held in Maryborough 20-21 April. 


Please submit your bio and abstract (up to 500-words) by 2 March 2021. Up to 45 CPD hours are available for presenting a paper at an IPWEAQ conference. Submit an abstract!


Contact Monica Robertson should you require any assistance.

BRISSIE TO THE BAY BIKE RIDE

Join Team IPWEAQ in the ride to fight MS Sunday 13 June 2021.


MS Queensland's Brissie to the Bay bike ride registrations start from $45 with the additional option to register for a ‘virtual ride’. Anyone is welcome to participate.


We have IPWEAQ jersey’s available for participants, please contact Johanna Vanling for further information.

LATEST BPEQ E-NEWS

View the December 2020 issue of the BPEQ Newsletter. Read now!


  • 25,000th RPEQ registered
  • COVID-19 accelerates structural shifts in infrastructure use
  • Revised Continuing Registration Requirements Policy
  • Local government engagement 2021
  • Queensland Budget 2020-21

MEMBER MILESTONES, FEBRUARY 2021

Congratulations to the below members for reaching milestones this month, thank you all for your years of support and contribution to our sector.


Five Years: Manu Gravatt, Cassowary Coast Regional Council and Helen King, Whitsunday Regional Council


10 Years: Anthony Takken, Projex Partners Pty Ltd and Rod Lindsay, Rockhampton Regional Council


20 Years: Darren Shepherd, Shepherd Services Pty Ltd, IPWEAQ Fellow (photo: Darren presenting at the 2020 IPWEAQ Annual Conference)

IPWEAQ FELLOWSHIP

2021 Fellowship applications are now open for IPWEAQ Members who meet the following criteria:


  • Minimum five years as a Member of IPWEAQ (including other IPWEA Divisions)
  • Actively involved in the activities of IPWEAQ eg on Working Groups, Branch committees, the Board, as an Ambassador, as a volunteer on any of our community programs and contributions to IPWEAQ's Professional Development program.
  • Contributions to the advancement of the knowledge and skills required for a particular discipline.
  • Active involvement in the delivery of outstanding outcomes for Queensland communities for a minimum 15 years.

Apply online ($100 admin fee) or contact Johanna Vanling for inquiries.

2021 IPWEAQ PRESIDENT'S BREAKFAST

The President's Breakfast was a wonderful way to start what is sure to be a very exciting year! Thank you to our 100+ delegates for joining us in Brisbane, and 60+ virtual attendees from across the state. A special thank you also to our Partners and Sponsors for their contribution to our successes, particularly over the last 12 months. Their ongoing support is immensely appreciated!


Our president’s breakfast allows us to highlight and raise funds for our current president’s charity, Rural Aid. Thank you to those who contributed to just over $1,000 raised by purchasing raffle tickets for a kindly donated Farmers Daughter Hamper or purchasing an Every Community Needs and Engineer 2021 calendar.


Delegates and IPWEAQ members can access the 2021 IPWEAQ President’s Breakfast proceedings via our globally recognised Knowledge Centre.

UPCOMING, qldwater 

17-18 February: Sustainable Water and Sewerage Services for Regional and Remote Communities, Goondiwindi & online


23 February: Fundamentals Webinar, Online


4 March: 2021 Water Skills Forum, Brisbane


Visit https://www.qldwater.com.au/ to view their ongoing blog and regular industry focused newsletters and e-flashes.

PUBLIC WORKS CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Executive Manager, Open Space and Environment

Fraser Coast Regional Council


General ManagerInfrastructure Services and Planning
Roper Gold Regional Council

Civil Engineer, Bornhorst + Ward

Brisbane 


Principle Structural Engineer, Airswift 

Brisbane 

Please contact Johanna Vanling if you have anything to contribute to our next issue of Connect.