Enhancing the quality of life for all Queensland communities

2022 President's Breakfast

Please join us for the 2022 President's Breakfast to thank our Partners and sponsors for their contributions to our successes.

Our new President, Angela Fry has chosen, Strengthening Rural Communities as the President's Charity for her two year term and our fundraising initiatives will be launched at the 2022 President’s Breakfast. We invite you to purchase raffle tickets and a 2022 Every Community Needs and Engineer calendar in support of the President’s Charity.

This is a Partners and members only event plus invited guests and VIPs. Join IPWEAQ.

Subscribe to the 2021 Annual Conference Proceedings offering 21 CPD hours (19 hours technical and 2 hours non-technical). Proceedings include recordings from 12 streams plus plenary sessions, the Futures Challenge, Great Debate and the panel session.

Learn about asset management, road projects, stormwater management, water supply, project delivery, road surfacing,  network operations, managing water and sewerage assets, road user safety, planning and design, asset data and effective management of structures.

Join IPWEAQ this month to receive complimentary 2021 IPWEAQ Annual Conference proceedings, via our globally recognised Knowledge Centre.

2021 Annual Conference Highlights

Membership Milestones

Thank you to the following members for being a part of our community:

15 Years

Graham Anderson, GHD Pty Ltd

10 Years

Stacey Lee, All About Assets

5 Years

Graham Sweetlove, Maranoa Regional Council

BPEQ Newsletter

Read the latest BPEQ NewsletterIssue 82 October 2021

  • Engineer's responsibility towards consequential damage
  • Professional engineering services provided from interstate and overseas
  • An engineer's world
  • Australian Infrastructure Market Capacity report

Upcoming PD Opportunities

Public Works TV (PW-TV) 

1 December, Beames Brook Bridge Burketown, Department of Transport and Main Roads with Wade Arthur & Devinder Pal

Professional Development 

1 December, Temporary Traffic Management Practices Workshop, Maroochydore

1-2 December, Supervisors Workshop, Darwin

13 December, Temporary Traffic Management Practices Workshop, Brisbane  

For more information, contact Tammi.Petre@ipweaq.com 

Start planning your 2022 CPD commitments with the IPWEAQ Register of CPD Hours – technical and non-technical. Learn more.

We invite you to join us for the inaugural Bridge Management Symposium to be held in Brisbane, 22-23 February 2022. Learn from experienced practitioners addressing a range of topics focusing on the key areas of: Bridge management fundamentals, planning of new assets, design and construction of new assets, bridge operations and bridge maintenance and repair.

Importantly, the symposium will focus on developing capability and capacity of delegates to meet the growing challenges facing the bridge management community. Up to 9 CPD hours available.

Beames Brook Bridge, Burketown - TMR

For the final month of 2021, we celebrate engineering projects that connect communities with the Beames Brook Bridge. 

This bridge replacement offers year-round safe access for communities in the Gulf of Carpentaria also ensuring freight movements throughout this remote area. It was successfully delivered in partnership with local councils and Burketown and Doomadgee Indigenous communities.

This project received a High Commendation for projects $5 to $10 million at the 2019 Excellence Awards and is featured for December in the Every Community Needs an Engineer calendar.

We welcome articles, media releases, reports, videos and products or projects that recognise bridges and projects that connect communities for IPWEAQ's globally recognised Knowledge Centre. Please send content to our Member & Services Coordinator, Melissa Bradley.

COVID-19 Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program (Phase 3) Grant

The LRCI Program Phase 3 aims to continue to assist a community-led recovery from COVID-19 by supporting local jobs, firms, and procurement. It expected that councils will use local businesses and workforces to deliver projects under the LRCI Program where possible to ensure stimulus funding flows into local communities. Applications close 30 June 2023 11:30 pm (ACT Local Time). Learn more.

Queensland Water Directorate (qldwater)

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

Room Hire Facilities

Membership Program for Councils

With human resource shortages being experienced extensively in our sector, offering a professional membership to employees (together with a CPD package) may assist with retention strategies. To assist, we are delighted to offer a bulk membership program for Queensland councils wishing to secure memberships for employees. Contact Melissa Bradley to learn more. 
Or join IPWEAQ this month to receive complimentary 2021 IPWEAQ Annual Conference proceedings and $300 discount on your branch conference registration for 2022. See upcoming events and professional development

Career Opportunities

Works Manager, Somerset Regional Council

Strategic Infrastructure Engineer/Planner, Bundaberg Regional Council

Engineer Programs (1368), Toowoomba Regional Council

Stormwater & Drainage Assets Engineer, Mackay Regional Council

Project Engineer Civil, Tablelands Regional Council

Planning Engineer, Isaac Regional Council

Executive Manager Organisational Development & Culture, Fraser Coast Regional Council

Manager Commercial ServicesRichmond Valley Council

Executive Manager - Project Management OfficeTablelands Regional Council

Strategic Asset Engineer, Richmond Valley Council

Project Officer/Administrator, Balonne Shire Council 

Project Engineer Civil, Tablelands Regional Council 

Senior Project Manager, Bundaberg Regional Council