Enhancing the quality of life for all Queensland communities

Upgrade to a Fellow member

IPWEAQ members of 5+ years are welcome to apply for Fellowship

Fellowship is a prerequisite of Emeritus membership, which is the highest member standing and recognition that can be awarded by IPWEAQ.

View further criteria, and please contact Johanna Vanling for further assistance or information. 

Coming Up!

Professional Development

Sprayed Bitumen 

Dalby: 12 February 2020

Road Safety Audit, Refresher

Brisbane: 13 February 2020

Bridge Inspection Workshop

Brisbane: 18-20 February 2020

Erosion & Sediment Control Workshop, Level three

Brisbane: 18-20 February 2020

Native Title and Cultural Heritage

Cairns: 19 February 2020

Type A, B & D Sediment Basin Design Workshop

Brisbane: 20 February 2020

#IPWEAQ19 Conference Proceedings

All papers presented - keynotes, plenaries and all papers in all four streams - are now available in the 2019 Conference Proceedings. Delegates have access to the video recordings plus accompanying PowerPoint Presentations and papers via the IPWEAQ Knowledge Centre

If you were unable to attend #IPWEAQ19, you can subscribe - $600 plus GST for members and $900 plus GST for non members. This offers members exceptional value at just $27 per hour for 22 CPD hours.

Expressions of Interest - QRA, DRF Fleet Proposal

IPWEAQ has been approached by the Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) to assist with a review of a proposed DRFA Plant and Equipment Assessment Framework. We have previously assisted the QRA with reviews of processes utilising the expertise of our members who have a high level of knowledge and experience in the relevant subject area. 

If you would like to participate in this review, please contact us so that we may provide you with further details. 

These requests from QRA offer our members an excellent opportunity to influence the rules that will affect councils when recovering from a disaster and we look forward to your input.

Engineers for Communities

We are looking to establish a new program to provide volunteer engineers for small, rural or Aboriginal councils. We invite those councils to provide details of any projects or works eg tender reviews that would benefit from the assistance of a volunteer engineer (outside of any QRA funding) including type of project, estimated project value (if applicable) etc. Please contact Johanna Vanling for further information. 

Information on any past projects or works that would have benefited from the assistance of a volunteer engineer, would also be helpful for us to compile a portfolio of the types of projects, number of projects and the expertise required.

Job Opportunities


President's Charity


Keeping up with qldwater

Skills e-Flash #84, 23 January 2020 

e-Flash #416, 17 January 2020 

qldwater is a business unit of IPWEAQ.  Its members include the majority of councils, other local and state government-owned water and sewerage service providers, and affiliates.