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The next IPWEAvic Asset Management Technical Reference Group Meeting will take place on Wednesday 26th June 2013 2pm till 5pm at Seimens Bayswater.

Download Agenda HERE

RSVP: to Thomas Kuen by Friday, 21 June 2013


Date:           Wednesday 26 June 2013  2:00 pm (for a 2:15 start)

Venue:        Innovation Room, Siemens (Host)   885 Mountain Highway, Bayswater

Chair:        Thomas Kuen

1.      Attendees/Apologies:

2.      Asset Management – a solution provider’s perspective                           Siemens

Mandy Middlemist (Siemens) will outline Siemen’s “Pictures of the Future” work, which identifies infrastructure megatrends and what can be done to deal with them.

Innovation is critical for a sustainable future –shown by recent works at Fed Square.

3.      Standards – policy and strategy working for you

– IPWEA’s policy position on ISO55000                                                      Thomas Kuen

– Public works organisations using policy and strategy                      Dr Mary McGeogh

Mary is a Senior Associate with the Asset Institute and has completed a PhD looking into how leading organisations derive benefits from strategic use of integrated asset management policy and strategy (through an Asset Management Maturity and Capability Model).

Mary will present Case Studies demonstrating model effectiveness and link her findings to the soon to be released international AM standard ISO55000.

The Asset Institute is offering some complimentary asset management audits.

3:30 pm Break

4.      Group Activity: Cities of the Future                                                                         All

We will explore the linkages between levels of service and ability/willingness to pay.

This session integrates financials with transport, power and water service needs.

5.      General Business                                                                                                      All

  • IPWEA International Public Works Conference           11-15 August 2013, Darwin
  • Victorian Works & Engineering Conference         26-27 September 2013, Bendigo
  • IPWEAvic Public Works Conference                      27-28 March 2014, Melbourne

6.      Next Meeting                                                                                      Venue: tba

Close of Meeting (by 5:00 pm)

Download Nomination form HERE

In accordance with Section 6 of its Constitution, an election is to be held for the Board of Directors of the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia Victoria Division, for the term 2013 – 2016.  Four members of the current Board of Directors are to retire at the IPWEA (victoria division) 2013 Annual General Meeting, but they are eligible to stand for re-election for the ensuing term.   All financial members1 of the IPWEA (victoria division) are eligible to stand for election.

Nominations are called for the position of Director on the IPWEA(victoria division) Board.    Four positions are available.

This Nomination Form  must be used for this purpose.  For a nomination to be acceptable, this form must be completed, signed by the nominee, and two other financial members of the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia Victoria Division.

Duly completed Nomination form together with the Candidate Profile Form  and Candidate Declaration Form are to be lodged with the Returning Officer at IPWEA(victoria division), PO Box 115, South Oakleigh Vic 3167 by mail or email by  4.00pm on Wednesday 10 July 2013.

The results of the election will be declared at the Annual General Meeting of IPWEA (victoria division) to be held Thursday 10th October 2013. Confirmation of the date, venue and time of this meeting will be advised shortly.

For those members wishing to nominate, an information package explaining Director’s responsibilities, expenses etc., is available from the Chief Executive Officer by phone (03)9005 0860 or email

Yours Sincerely,

Anne Gibbs

Chief Executive Officer / Returning Officer

1 Financial member is defined in the Constitution as “No member shall be entitled to vote at any General Meeting if his/her annual subscription shall be more than three (3) months in arrears at the date of the meeting”.


Nomination form Here

Candidate Profile form Here

Candidate Declaration form Here

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