Archive for July 8th, 2013

Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

IPWEAvic Information Series Event – Environmental Risks: Delivering Environmental Projects in Rural Victoria

Here is an opportunity to:-

  • find out the latest on environmental regulation in delivery of environmental projects,
  • consider environmental risks in projects and how this might relate to projects you are working on
  • find out how others have overcome environmental issues on thier projects

Date: Wednesday 21st August 2013

Time: 9am till 1pm

Where: Ballarat Golf Club, 1800 Sturt Street Ballarat 3350

Concluding with a light luncheon generously provided by Biosis

This is a Free event for members and guests but you must register to attend

Download Registration Details here

The 2013 NAMS.PLUS2 and NAMS.lite workshop provides tools, guidance and detailed instruction as well as hands on application into all of the features and functionality.

The 3 day program is split across two workshops, 1 day and 2 day, spaced around a month apart to enable workshop tasks to be completed between sessions.


Providing the tools and hands on to:

  • Write your own Asset Management Plans
  • Develop a risk management plan, asset management strategy, asset management policy and improvement plan
  • Better information to link AMP and LTFP.

Key topics explored:

  • New templates and website
  • Levels of service
  • Risk management
  • Future demand
  • Lifecycle planning
  • Long-term financial planning

 Workshop dates:

  • Day 1: Wed, 24 Jul
  • Day 2 & 3: Thu 5, Fri 6 Sep

Where:      Hotel Grand Chancellor131 Lonsdale St Melbourne, VIC 3000


Expected to attract more than 600 delegates from Australia and overseas, this year the National IPWEA Public Works Conference is effectively delivering 3 conferences in 1:

  • Largest public works conference in Australia – 6 streams over 3 days
  • Largest Asset Management conference in Australia – 2 streams over 3 days
  • Special 1-day “Tech-Talk” stream, with focus on issues for public works engineers in the NT.

Conference topics will include:

  • Asset Management
  • Climate Change
  • Community and Safety
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Road Safety
  • Traffic Management
  • Waste Management
  • and much more…

You will also have the opportunity to take part in an exciting range of social eventswhilst at the conference, designed to make the most of Darwin’s unique tropical setting.

Don’t miss this opportunity to Explore New Territory – Register now!

Go to for further information.

BOM has develop new Intensity–Frequency–Duration (IFD) design rainfall estimates.

The new IFD’s can be accessed from the BoM website at this url

Guidance for their use is available from Engineers Australia and this url




Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia is now Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia and has a new Division – the New Zealand Division.

VicSmart is the proposed new assessment process for straightforward, low impact planning permit applications.

Draft VicSmart provisions have been released for public comment. Feedback will help shape the final VicSmart provisions before they are implemented into all planning schemes.

Comment is sought on the discussion paper, draft regulations and draft planning scheme provisions provided below:

Comments are now sought and can be made on line through this url

and should be made by 5.00 p.m. Friday 30 August 2013.

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