Archive for January 30th, 2013

IPWEAvic in conjunction with VicRoads is holding a series of Regional Workshops to assist in the Speed Limit Review.  The workshops will be held in four locations at end of February and beginning March 2013:

  • Taralgon, Tuesday 26 Feb.  Program & Registration details here
  • Ballarat, Thursday 28th Feb. Program & Registration details here
  • Shepparton, Tuesday 12 March. Program & Registration details here
  • Melbourne, Kew, Friday 15th March. Program & Registration details here

Workshops run from 10am til 4:30pm with lunch and afternoon tea provided.  Members and those working in traffic and safety disciples are welcome to attend but you must register to attend.

This is a great opportunity to shape the future of the speed limit guidelines

Current Road Safety (Vehicle) Regulations, particulaly those limiting rear overhang and prohibiting towing vehicles such as rollers, could impact significantly on rural road maintenance costs.  VicRoads is currently preparing a gazette notice amending the regulations applying to graders to address this issue.

IPWEAvic President David Sutcliffe wrote to the Minister for Roads late last year to outline this problem and seek its correction.  A copy of the ministers reply is available here

IPWEAvic in conjunction with MWOA are working to solve this issue with MWOA undertaking a survey of graders used in municipalities ready for submission to VicRoads.

As of 1st January 2013 VicRoads requires all contractors and councils to be prequalified in order to undertake traffic management works on VicRoads controlled roads.  Some councils have difficulties meeting the pre-qualification requirements as they do not have third party audited quality management sytems and to do so would incurr additional cost.  IPWEAvic Board member, David Sutcliffe, is working with MAV and VicRoads to find a suitable solution to this issue.

IPWEAvic has been part of an industry wide delegation to the Building Commission concerning registration of engineers joining with Engineers Australia, Consult Australia, APESMA, Society of Safety Engineers


Graham Hayden

January 30, 2013 | No Comments | News

Graham Hayden was an active member of IPWEAvic and organised events for the Metro East Regional Group.  He was the Manager Operations at Frankston City Council.   It is with great saddness that we learn of his passing this morning, Tuesday 29th Jan 2013

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