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NQ Branch Conference, Townsville

We are pleased to invite you to register for the NQ Branch Conference to be held in Townsville, 16-18 June 2021. 11 CPD hours at just $32 per hour available for RPEQs and those wishing to attain RPEQ.

The conference begins Wednesday 16 June at 2:30pm with a Tech Tour onsite with Wagners preceding the Welcome Function at 6pm sponsored by St George Project Services.

The next morning begins with a keynote presentation from Jimmy Scott, General Manager, Resilience, Queensland Reconstruction Authority.

Register online or contact Monica Robertson for further information or assistance.

International Woman in Engineering Day

We invite you to join us for Engineering a Pathway: a lunch with Else Shepherd. Else was one of the first women to receive an electrical engineering degree from the University of Queensland in 1965. 

Else's story, her pioneering spirit, challenges and lessons learnt along the way is sure to inspire. IPWEAQ Vice President, Angela Fry will chair the session.

Enjoy a drink upon arrival and following Else's presentation, join our roving lunch at our facilities in Eagle Farm. Due to capacity, numbers are strictly limited. Register online!

Milestone Memberships

Thank you for your contributions to IPWEAQ and to our sector.

25 Years

Mark Ryan, Harrison Infrastructure Group

20 Years

Ross Guppy, Austroads

10 Years

Lawrence Eckard, Kirbro Contracting Pty Ltd

Andrew Fulton, Retired

5 Years

Jason Cook, Western Downs Regional Council

Shalika Low, Western Downs Regional Council

Lee Goldsmith, Lion Systems

Blake Slaven, Lion Systems

Leon Surawski, Toowoomba Regional Council

Upcoming PD Opportunities

Public Works TV (PW-TV)Register Online

2 June: Development Assessment- Tips and Tricks with McCullough Robertson Lawyers

14 July: Managing Upwards with Tanja Conners

July (Date TBC): Agile Skills for Future Public Works Priorities

Professional Development - Register Online

8-9 July: Trusted Advisor Bootcamp, Brisbane

14 July: Street Design Manual for Practitioners, Townsville

July (Date TBC): Sprayed Bitumen, Brisbane


16-18 June: NQ Branch Conference, Townsville

August (Date TBC): Rural Roads and Rehabilitation Forum, Dalby

2021 IPWEAQ Board Elections

Nominations are now called for positions on the IPWEAQ Board including President, Vice President, At-Large Director (2 positions) and Branch President of each of the five IPWEAQ branches (CQ, NQ, NT, SEQ and SWQ)

Please complete the form and declarations and submit before 4:00 pm Tuesday 13 July 2021.

WHSQ Safe Design of Structures

WHSQ has recently released a Safe Design of Structures Code of Practice. The code defines structures as:

anything that is constructed, whether fixed or moveable, temporary or permanent, and includes:

  • buildings, masts, towers, framework, pipelines, transport infrastructure and underground works (shafts or tunnels)
  • any component of a structure
  • part of a structure.

NT Branch Committee

We are delighted to announce the formation of the NT Branch of IPWEAQ!

If you would like to join the inaugural NT Branch committee (up to eight members based in the Northern Territory), please contact Johanna Vanling

Excellence Awards Nominations Close 25 June

There are 13 project categories this year including two new road safety categories: Community Road Safety and Road Safety Infrastructure. We have also introduced a new category for Projects over $20 million.

In addition to our five people awards, we have introduced two employer awards: Employer of the Year (Private Sector) and Employer of the Year (Public Sector). We are pleased to recognise organisations and employers that have developed leading workplaces which maximise the full potential of their workforce.

Nominate a person, project, or employer by 25 June 2021. All nominees and winners announced at the IPWEAQ Annual Conference gala dinner, 12 October 2021 in Cairns.

Contact Monica Robertson for further information or assistance.

2021 Futures Challenge

The IPWEAQ Futures Challenge invites final year students studying engineering and related disciplines to present their thesis or research project at the 2021 IPWEAQ Conference. Students are asked to prepare an A1 poster board which clearly outlines the key elements of their thesis or research project and present their conclusions, recommendations and outcomes to delegates.

In addition to the opportunity to meet a wide range of industry leaders and build their personal profile, the winner also receives a complimentary registration to the next IPWEAQ annual conference valued at over $2,000.

Please contact Daneele McBride to nominate for the 2021 Futures Challenge.

Feedback – TMR Pavement Standard Updates

TMR is seeking feedback on the proposed updates to:

Summary of changes.

Please email any feedback on the proposed changes (using this form) back to Craig Moss by COB 9 June 2021. 

BPEQ Newsletter

Read the latest BPEQ NewsletterIssue 77 April 2021

  • Thank you to Dawson Wilkie
  • Developing good habits is an investment
  • Publishing of information on website
  • Professional engineering services vs. prescriptive standards

IPWEAQ Socials

MS Brissie to the Bay: 13 June 2021

Join TEAM IPWEAQ in the ride to fight MS. Please contact Johanna Vanling for further information or to order a complimentary IPWEAQ jersey!

The Sunday Mail Bridge to Brisbane: 29 August 2021

Join Team IPWEAQ or donate today to support our President's Charity, Rural Aid Australia.

Room Hire Facilities

We invite you to join us in Eagle Farm for your next course, workshop, Board, executive or committee meeting, function or product launch.

We have seven rooms for hire with a range of booking and catering packages available.

See costs, inclusions and booking information at Public Works Professionals.

Please contact us 07 3632 8000 at info@ipweaq.com for all enquires.

Queensland Water Directorate (qldwater)

10 June: Fundamentals Webinar

Jar Testing presented by Terry Fagg

Register Here

17 June: Essentials Webinar #20, Asset Management

Teng Yik from NT Power and Water Corporation will present on the Ngukurr Asbestos Cement Main Project in NT, followed by Moira Zeilinga from Clear Idea presenting "Why is it important for water businesses to understand asset criticality?"

Register Here

22 June: Fundamentals Webinar

Guide to Ct Measurement and Application

Register Here

21-22 July: Charters Towers Regional Conference

Registrations Open Soon!

7-9 September: qldwater Annual Forum

Save the date… Details Coming Soon!

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

Career Opportunities

Executive Assistant to Director Infrastructure Services, Balonne Shire Council

Principal Engineer - Water & Waste Water Treatment Operations, Whitsunday Region

Team Leader - Transport Infrastructure, Moreton Bay Regional Council

Project Engineer, Toowoomba & Darling Downs

Technical Support Engineer, Brisbane

Water and Wastewater Engineer (Graduate), Southern Downs Regional Council

Project Engineer, Brisbane