We are just six weeks away from the IPWEAQ Annual Conference in Cairns, 12-14 October! We know you've had a cracker of a year, so be sure to join us and 540+ delegates to connect, share, network and celebrate!
There are 12 streams this year including asset management, road projects and stormwater management. See the full program with an excellence awards gala dinner on Day 1 and a tropical-themed social on Day 2. Earn up to 17.25 CPD hours.
Dr Richard Harris SC OAM, 2019 Australian of the Year will deliver a keynote presentation about his experiences with the 2018 Thailand Cave Rescue.
We invite you to view the IPWEAQ Aboriginal art collection at our facilities in Eagle Farm, 23 November.
Our 44-piece collection is from artists in the Northern Territory and northern western Australia. An art exhibition guide book will be provided.
Join us for a self-guided tour with champagne on arrival and light canapes and drinks. The event is complimentary but please register your attendance.
Thank you for your contributions to IPWEAQ and to our sector!
Tyrone Gerada, City of Gold Coast
Steve Mahini, Roseland Engineering Pty Ltd
Lorna Oliver, Department of Transport & Main Roads
Philip De Guzman, ATC Engineers & Project Managers
Richard Lewis, George Bourne & Associates
Roger Naidoo, Longreach Regional Council
Eric Swart, Swart & Associates Quantity Surveyors
Justin Crick, Consultant
From 1 August, Local Buy will transition to Active Arrangements increasing visibility for suppliers to buyers from local government, government-owned corporations, NFPs, statutory bodies and universities, who use Local Buy’s arrangements to streamline their procurement process.
Buyers will benefit from increased compliance rigour and
easy to navigate arrangements, so they can easily discover more local suppliers. Access the Local Buy portal.
Public Works TV (PW-TV) - Register Online
Pedestrian and Cycle Network Improvement Plan - Bli Bli State School Precinct, Date TBC
Best Practice Installation of FRC & SRC Pipes, Date TBC
16 September - Sprayed Bitumen, Emerald
21-22 September - Unsealed Local Roads, Brisbane
28 September - Sprayed Bitumen, Darwin
For more information, contact Tammi.Petre@ipweaq.com
This two-day intensive, 23-24 November, provides an understanding of the industry to support new professionals joining the public works sector at any stage of their career.
Designed in consultation with industry, you'll gain big-picture context and essential knowledge to help you competently navigate the sector.
Save the date - registrations will open soon! See testimonials from previous delegates.
Engineers keep us safe and this month we celebrate engineering projects which help keep Queensland communities safe.
In February 2015, Cyclone Marcia caused severe damage to the steep escarpment above the coastal Scenic Highway at Statue Bay. The $25 million reconstruction by Livingstone Shire Council involved constructing a mechanically stabilised embankment with ocean protection wall and stabilising the cliff face with 15m soil nails and shotcrete surfacing. This damage-prone road has been transformed into an expansive, safe multi-user thoroughfare.
Geoscience Australia and the Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping (ICSM) have released the new Geocentric Datum of Australia 2020 (GDA2020) to address tectonic plate shifts since the last update in the mid-1990s.
GDA2020 will ensure latitude and longitude coordinates are better aligned with global satellite positioning systems and enable spatial data to be seamlessly and accurately transferred between organisations.
The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is updating their spatial data and systems to support GDA2020 by 1 December 2021. Although GDA2020 will become TMR's standard datum, GDA94 will continue to be supported. The impacts of moving to the new system should be minimal.
To ensure industry is supported through this change, the project team welcomes your feedback by 17 September 2021. Your feedback will help TMR better understand potential issues and minimise any risks during the transition. For more information, visit the ICSM GDA2020 website.
Asset Management Officer, Noosa Council
Project Engineer, Cloncurry Shire Council
Manager Engineering, Cloncurry Shire Council
Manager Strategic Assets, Tablelands Regional Council
Team Manager Asset Strategy & Compliance, City of Townsville
Technical Officer - Plant and Fleet, Mackay Regional Council
Technical Officer - Traffic, Sunshine Coast Council
Treatment Engineer Wastewater, Redland City Council
Development Engineer, Cairns Regional Council
Principal Engineer (Pavement Rehabilitation), Department of Transport and Main Roads