IPWEA Victoria Awards for Excellence 2011

Winners announced 11th May at Gala Dinner.

Welcome to our website profiling the finalists in this year's IPWEA Victoria Awards for Excellence. The award categories are: Capital Project Awards, Innovative Practice/Service Delivery Award, Asset Management Award, and People Awards. Details of the finalists in each category can be seen by clicking on the menu entries on the right hand side of this page. The winners of the awards are to be announced on Wednesday 11th May 2011 at a Gala Dinner to be held at Plaza Ballroom.

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Capital Project Awards

Design and/or construction of a significant public works infrastructure project of any scale that demonstrably adds value to the benefiting community. This is a broad category, which can include projects ranging from structural engineering through civil engineering, hydraulics and hydrology, coastal and environmental engineering projects and may include roads, bridges, drainage, open space and traffic management devices.

There was hot competition in this category. The finalists are (in alphabetical order):

  • Cardinia Shire Council – Tennis Complex
  • Central Goldfields Shire – Maryborough Station Domain Project
  • Frankston City Council – Stair Replacement
  • City of Greater Geelong – Grinter Stormwater Harvesting, Treatment & Reuse
  • City of Greater Geelong – Steampacket Quay Gross Pollutant Trap (GPT) Installation
  • Mildura Rural City Council – Deakin Avenue Project
  • Mildura Rural City Council – The Waves Concourse
  • Mornington Peninsula Shire Council – Kerb Drainage Grate System
  • Mornington Peninsula Shire Council - WSUD
  • Warrnambool City Council – Multifunction foreshore pavilion
  • Wyndham City Council – Morris Bridge
  • Yarra City Council – Smith Street WSUD

Innovative Practice/Service Delivery Award

Initiatives that relate to the development and implementation of practice or services in public works engineering that may be considered additional and/or exceptional to an agency's day to day activities. This category also provides for special projects, and may include activities in water, sewerage and waste water, and drought management.

The finalists for this category were:

  • City of Darebin – Safe Travel Strategy
  • City of Greater Dandenong – Meals on wheels distribution centre
  • City of Greater Geelong – Infrastructure Development Guidelines
  • City of Hume Work Experience Program for Undergraduate Engineers

Asset Management Award

Projects demonstrating best practice in Asset Management. Looking for incorporation of environmental issues and innovative techniques with a focus on showing a whole of life perspective to asset management.

The greatly anticipated winner in this category will be announced on the night!

People Awards

It is a requirement that the awardees be members of IPWEAvic in order to obtain these awards. We had some great entries for this section of the awards with 2 winners to be announced on the night in conjunction with the prized Municipal Engineering Foundation Award for Excellence in Engineering (Cedric Tuxen Medal).