Archive for September, 2010

The Code of Practice for Worksite Safety – Traffic Management 2010 update was Gazetted on 31st August 2010 and signed off by Minister for Roads and Ports Mr Tim Pallas.  The Code of Practice is effective from 1st September 2010. The purpose of the Code is to provide practical guidance to any person conducting, or proposing to conduct, any works on a road in Victoria.

The Code is intended to 

  •  establish and maintain a standardised approach to conduct works on roads (whether on the roadway or roadside) 
  • and protect the safety of road users and persons engaged in the carrying out of such works

The Code of Practice for Worksite Safety Traffic Management 2010 as gazetted can be accessed via this url

The Victorian Parliament ratified Amendment VC68 on 29 July 2010, paving the way for the expansion of Melbourne’s urban growth boundary (UGB).

The next step in the planning process is to produce high level Growth Area Framework Plans for the new growth areas, and revise existing Growth Area Framework Plans where necessary. These new framework plans will:

The Growth Areas Authority will lead the preparation of the Framework Plans, and a range of state government departments and agencies will assist in their preparation.

The process of preparing the plans has formally begun, with a call for submissions. Submissions should be sent to the Growth Areas Authority, and must be received by 3 November 2010. They can either be sent to Growth Areas Authority, Level 29, 35 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000 or emailed to It is our preference to receive electronic submissions wherever practical.

Following consideration of these submissions, a draft of the Growth Area Framework Plans will be made available for public comment in early 2011, before final consideration of the plans by the Victorian Government.

Please note that submissions may be made available to the public after the submissions period has closed. This may include publication on the internet.

If you would like to discuss this further, please either contact the information line on 1800 090 789, or the Growth Areas Authority on 03 9651 9600

City of Ballarat is looking for a Team Leader Engineering Development. Information about the position can be downloaded using the following link:    Applications close Friday 24 September.  More information available from Ross Cowie, Manager Infrastructure Development, City of Ballarat, Ph. 5320 5664
Mob. 0417 347684 email:

View WHK Market Update for 17 September 2010 here

For more information visit WHK website here.

WHK new address is Level 17, 181 William Street, Melbourne Vic 3000. WHK main telephone contact number has also changed to 03 9258 6700.

The IPWEAvic 2010 Annual Dinner will be held on Thursday 14th October 2010 at Darebin Arts Centre, crn Bell St and St Georges Rd, Preston. Download invitation and registration here.

For those aspiring to best practice in contracting and tendering the Procurement Excellence Conference will be held on Thursday 14th October 2010 at Darebin Arts Centre, crn Bell St and St Georges Road, Preston. 

  • Receive updates on recent industry best practice trends in procurement
  • Receive practical strategies for contracting that you can implement in your own organisation
  • Listen to briefing on new social procurement guidelines
  • Learn from case studies
  • Find out what the state government is doing with respect to developing best practice contracting
  • Learn how procurement can assist in achieving your organisations sustainability goals
  • Opportunity to network with industy colleagues

Download program and registration brochure here

The IPWEAvic financial statements for 2009/2010 financial year ending 30 June 2010 can be viewed here

A copy of the IPWEAvic Constitution can be downloaded here

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia Victoria Division for the financial year ended 30 June 2010 will be held at Darebin Arts Centre, corner Bell Street & St Georges Road, Preston, Victoria on Thursday 14th October 2010 at 5:15pm to 5:45pm.

 A copy of the Agenda can be downloaded here

If you are unable to attend a Proxy Form can be downloaded here

A copy of the minutes of the 2009 IPWEAvic AGM can be downloaded here

A copy of the IPWEAvic constitution can be downloaded here

A copy of the Financial Statements for 2009/2010 financial year can be downloaded here

Robert Kerr briefed The Civil Construction Industry Alliance Meeting held on 27th august 2010 on the Inquiry into Streamlining Local Govenrment Regulation.  The main points are contained in his presentation which can be downloaded here

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