General Manager Infrastructure Services
Cairns City Council
07 4044 8220
Bruce Gardiner (President)
Manager Infrastructure Services
Cairns Regional Council
Glenda Kirk (Vice-President)
Contracts and Project Management Officer, Mareeba Shire Council
Natasha Murray (NAMS-Q)
Senior Transport Engineer, Cairns Regional Council
Hari Boppudi (YIPWEQ)
Director of Engineering, Flinders Shire Council
General Manager Infrastructure Planning, Assets & Fleet, Townsville City Council
Director Infrastructure Services, Townsville City Council
Joshua Flanders (Ambassador)
Graduate - Civil EngineerCairns Regional Council
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Our thoughts remain with our colleagues in Townsville who now have the challenge of repairing damaged infrastructure and affected services including road networks, dams, sewers and water pipes. We have set up a Forum on our website, Natural Disasters – Flood Recovery where you can post questions or ask for help.
Coming up in May, we have the Croydon Rural Roads Forum with 10 CPD hours on offer. This forum will discuss existing strategies and investigate alternative methods for those involved in road maintenance and rehabilitation and associated drainage issues in northern Queensland. You can register online now with registrations limited to 80.
In June, we’ll see the highly successful IPWEAQ roads symposia in Cairns with the inaugural Northern Roads Symposium. This follows on from the Western Roads Symposium (Longreach) and the Southern Roads Symposium (Toowoomba). No prizes for guessing where next for the roads symposia.
If you’re struggling to attain or maintain your CPD hours for RPEQ, we also have the following workshops scheduled:
The vast majority of the courses delivered by IPWEAQ are private courses delivered in-house, tailored for local conditions and for the audience and their skill level. Our training may also qualify for a funding subsidy through your RRTG under the Roads & Transport Alliance SCDF Fund.
We are also keen to deliver more courses in remote areas, so please do not hesitate to contact Craig Moss, Director, Professional Services to discuss particular areas of improvement you need to see in your region.
The 2019 Excellence Awards are now open and ready for your submissions. There is a new online platform this year to make it easier for you to make a submission and to obtain sign-off. There’s also a new category for projects under $1 million and we’re hoping to see a nominee from NQ in all 16 categories – people and projects – to be featured at this year’s awards ceremony and dinner. Nominations close 5 July.
Our colleagues in Central Queensland have also invited us to attend their conference to be held in Rockhampton, 22-24 May 1029. The Call for Papers is now open. UP to 45 CPD hours are available for preparing and presenting a paper at a conference. YIPWEAQ members are
also encouraged to submit an abstract and if successful, your conference
registration is complimentary.
NQ Branch President