Archive for February, 2010

Note the following training opportunities available during February and March 2010:-

IPWEA Fleet Management Certificate – now taking enrolments.  

IPWEA Plant and Vehicle Workshop 23 Mar 2010 Manningham

CPEE 2010 course calendar now available. 

IPWEA Graduate Certificate in Infrastructure Asset Management program is now offered through the University of Tasmania by distance education.

AAPA2010 course calendar now available. Note:-

IPWEAAnnual Parks & Pool Seminar 18 March Melbourne

YardstickReport Card Briefing 19 March Melbourne

IPWEAvic Policies

February 19, 2010 | No Comments | News

At its meeting of 19th Feb 2010 the IPWEAvic Board approved the following policies:-

The Department of Transport has developed a fact sheet dated June 2009 detailing Amendments to the Road Management Act – Safety duties during works at road-rail interfaces.  Download a copy of the sheet here.

The IPWEAvic Gippsland Regional Group met on 19th Feb2010 between 11am and 12:30pm for a meeting at the CivilWorksExpo and then attended the CivilWorksExpo luncheon.    

A panel of speakers from VicTrack comprising

  • Geoff Walker, General Manager Asset Management
  • Peter Mills, Project Manager Signal Projects 
  • Robyn Evans, Local Government Co-ordinator 

travelled to the venue to give a very informative talk to the meeting around 3rd parties working with VicTrack.  There was an opporuntity for members to ask questions of the trio.

Following VicTracks presentation Rajesh Manihar from BawBaw Shire gave a presentation on some of hte enviornmental projects undertaken by BawBaw Shire.

IPWEAvic is at stand NP24 at the CivilWorksExpo currently being held at Lardner Park Warragul until Sunday 21 Feb 10.   If you are planning on coming to the event make sure you come and say hello to those at the IPWEAvic stand.

Thanks goes to Kurt Pitts of BawBaw Shire for organising IPWEAvic’s stand and the roster for manning the stand.  The afternoon of Friday 19th saw David Huxtable from BawBaw Shire answering enquiries at the IPWEAvic stand.

The IPWEAvic Wimmera-Mallee Regional Group will meet on Tuesday 23 Feb 2010 at 2:30pm at the Wimmera Business Centre, 62 Darlot St, Horsham (opposite ALDI store).  Download a copy of the Agenda here.

View WHK Economic Outlook for 18 February 2010 here. For more information visit WHK website here.

The IPWEAvic Geelong Regional Group will meet on 24 February 2010 at the Grovedale Hotel.  The meeting will be held in conjunction with Geelong Region of CCF and IPWEAvic Central Highlands Regional Group.  Download flyer here.

Code of Ethics

February 5, 2010 | No Comments | News

IPWEAvic has adopted the Engineers Australia Code of Ethics for public works practitioners.  Engineers Australia are reviewing their Code of Ethics and are seeking comments from IPWEAvic.     A draft is available for review here.   If you would like to comment on the draft Code of Ethics please email comments to

Opportunties are available for sponsorship of the National Asset Management and Public Works Engineering Conference to be held Thursday 13th and Friday 14th May 2010 at Plaza Ballroom, Regent Theatre, Collins St Melbourne.

Take a look at the sponsorship prospectus here.

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