Enhancing the quality of life for all Queensland communities

Raad Jarjees

Branch President

Program and Technical Services Manager, Infrastructure Services Department

Ipswich City Council

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SEQ Branch Committee

Gleb Kolenbet (Vice President)

Land Development Engineer, Redland City Council

Craig Young (NAMS-Q)

Manager Civil Asset Management, Sunshine Coast Council

Jessica Kahl (YIPWEAQ)

IPWEAQ Ambassador, Aurecon

Weena Lokuge

Senior Lecturer, University of Southern Queensland 

Casey Lee
Senior Civil Engineering Design Supervisor, Logan City Council

Michael Pattinson
Road Construction Program Leader, Logan City Council

Chris Mantell (YIPWEAQ)

Senior Civil Engineer, Cardno

Adelaide Dadic

Program Coordinator, Ipswich City Council

Councils in the SEQ Branch

Brisbane City Council, Gympie Regional Council, City of Gold Coast, Ipswich City Council, Logan City Council, Noosa Council, Sunshine Coast Regional Council, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Redland City Council.

SEQ Branch President's Report
December 2018

If you didn’t make it to the 2018 IPWEAQ Annual Conference, you missed a wonderful event with high energy and a great sense of community. The excellence awards ceremony and dinner brought everyone together to celebrate our people and projects for a great night enjoyed by all. We’ll be back in the SEQ corner next year at the Royal International Convention Centre at the Brisbane Showgrounds.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the recent SEQ Branch Survey. We asked for your thoughts on future SEQ events and I’m pleased to present the results:

Q: What sort of events would you like delivered in SEQ?

- Full day conferences – 33%

- Seminars (1-2 hours) – 32%

Q: What time are you most likely to attend a SEQ event?

- Any time during working hours – 30%

Doesn’t matter – 30%

Q: What level of support do you receive from your employer to attend CPD/networking events?

- As many as I need – 52%

- Only certain formats – 30%

Q: How likely are you to attend a SEQ Branch event in the next six months? (5 being most likely)

- 52% of you are highly likely to be attending with a further 29% likely to attend.

Based on your feedback, the SEQ Branch Committee will now develop a series of seminars to roll out in 2019. Thank you also for your suggestions for Tech Tours which included Howard Smith Wharves, contamination management sites, major construction and infrastructure projects, and local manufacturing, “before it all goes overseas”.

Congratulations to Logan City Council which won Project of the Year at the recent IPWEAQ Excellence Awards for its innovative water quality solution at Round Mountain. This project also won the award for Innovation & Sustainability in Water - Projects under $5M. Other SEQ project and people winners include:

Engineer of the Year – Alton Twine, Director Transport & Infrastructure, City of Gold Coast

President’s Award – John Derbyshire

Team Member of the Year – Neil Graham, Construction Supervisor, City of Gold Coast

Projects Under $2M – Highly Commended: City of Gold Coast, GC2018 Queen's Baton Relay Traffic Management  

Branch President's Report 
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Environment & Sustainability (sponsored by Komatsu) – Winner: LGAQ, QCoast2100 

Innovation (sponsored by C.R Kennedy) – Winner: City of Gold Coast, GC2018 Travel Demand Management Program 

Innovation & Sustainability in Water – Projects over $5M (sponsored by A2K) – Winner: LGAQ and DNRME, Queensland Water Regional Alliances Program (QWRAP)

Road Safety (sponsored by HIG) – Winner: Brisbane City Council, Speed Awareness Monitors

It has been a highly successful year for IPWEAQ and on behalf of the SEQ Branch Committee, I would like to wish you all very happy and safe Christmas. We look forward to welcoming you to a SEQ Branch event soon!

Raad Jarjees

SEQ Branch President

We invite our Partners to join with us in delivering Technical Tours for members in SEQ. Contact Craig Moss to arrange a tour of your facility.

Branch Scholarships

SEQ Branch members who require assistance to attend the IPWEAQ annual conference to be held on the Gold Coast, 10-12 October 2018 may apply for a branch scholarship. For more information, please contact Leigh Cunningham.