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Raad Jarjees

Branch President

Program and Technical Services Manager, Infrastructure Services Department

Ipswich City Council


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SEQ Branch Committee

Raad Jarjees (President)

Program and Technical Services Manager, Ipswich City Council 

Gleb Kolenbet (Vice President)

Principal Integrated Transport Engineer, Moreton Bay Regional Council

Weena Lokuge 

Senior Lecturer, University of Southern Queensland 

Larry Griffiths

Principal Engineer, Department of Transport and Main Roads

Michael Pattinson

Road Construction Program Leader, Logan City Council

Chris Mantell (YIPWEAQ)

Senior Civil Engineer, Cardno

Adelaide Dadic

Program Coordinator, Ipswich City Council

Sarah Hausler

Senior Associate, McCullough Robertson Lawyers

Jessica Kahl (Ambassador)

Civil Engineer, Aurecon

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SEQ Branch President's Report, June 2019

I am very pleased to announce the date and location for the 2020 SEQ Branch conference – The Events Centre Caloundra, 28-29 May. Please save the date and be sure to join us for our main event for the year. A Call for Papers will be issued early 2020 however please feel free to submit ideas and abstracts any time to Craig Moss, Director, Professional Development.

Our sincere thanks to McCullough Robertson for hosting an over-subscribed seminar on the development approvals process on 9 May. Presenters Patrick O’Brien and Sarah Hausler provided delegates with practical advice and tips for effective development assessment with case studies. This highly informative session was followed by a wine tasting session, with thanks again to McCullough Robertson!

And I am very pleased to welcome Sarah Hausler, Senior Associate at McCullough Robertson as a member of the SEQ Branch committee – welcome, Sarah!

Many people believe you must be an engineer to be a member of IPWEAQ however membership is open to anyone actively involved in any aspect or phase of public works in any capacity including accountants, architects, legal, landscape architects and other professional advisers.

We have a number of SEQ technical sessions coming up, with thanks to our hosts:

• 17 July – Moreton Bay Regional Council and Redland City Council

• 8 August – Ipswich City Council

• 28 August – Calibre Transport, Brisbane

• 11 September – Noosa Council

• 14 November – Sunshine Coast Council

There are multiple CPD opportunities available in Brisbane over the next three months including:

Road Safety Audit Workshop

• Brisbane: 20-21 August 2019

• Brisbane: 22 August 2019 - Refresher

Erosion and Sediment Control Workshop Level Two

• Brisbane: 25 June 2019

Erosion and Sediment Control Workshop Level Three

• Brisbane: 18-20 June 2019

Type A, B & D Sediment Basin Design Workshop

• Brisbane: 20 June 2019

Pavement Maintenance & Rehabilitation

• Brisbane: 23-24 May 2019

Many of our programs are delivered in-house and tailored for your needs and for your team members. Please don’t hesitate to contact Kate O'Riordan to discuss your needs and please be sure to spend your 2018-2019 training budgets before 30 June!

And coming up next – TEAM IPWEAQ will ride again 16 June for the Brissie to Bay (B2B) in support of our President’s Charity, MS Queensland. Please be sure to sponsor our team.

If you would like to join the TEAM IPWEAQ Bike Club, please contact Johanna. Suggestions also welcome for our next bike ride – please contact Team Captain, Gleb Kolenbet or Vice Captain, David Bell.

Raad Jarjees

SEQ Branch President

Jessica Kahl

IPWEAQ Ambassador, SEQ

Civil Engineer at Aurecon based in Brisbane. Jess is our first Ambassador, nominated by CQ University to receive a scholarship to attend the 2016 IPWEAQ conference in Brisbane. She impressed us with her commitment to making the most from the opportunity, engaging with speakers and delegates and regularly posting useful program updates on social media.