Archive for July 31st, 2013

The Municipal Engineering Foundation has made two scholarships up to the value of $1,000 each available to attend the 20th National Works and Engineering Conference to be held in Bendigo on 26th and 27th September 2013.

To apply please send and email to CEO IPWEAvic, Dr Anne Gibbs, ( stating your Name, Organisation, Position, a brief outline of why you should be given the scholarship, and your contact details.

Preference will be given to rural engineers.

Applications close Friday 6th September 2013.


2014 IPWEAvic Public Works Conference
To be Held on 26th 27th March 2014 at The Hotel Windsor, Melbourne

The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia (IPWEA), Victorian Division, have been convening the outstandingly successful IPWEAvic Public Works Conference for a number of years. This event is recognised as the key annual public works technical event for the local government and public works sector and attracts over 150 participants, including both managers and Councillors from local government as well as consultants and contractors.

The conference is to be held over two days at The Hotel Windsor, 111 Spring Street Melbourne on 26th and 27th March 2014.  The Annual IPWEAvic Awards for Excellence will be held at a Gala Dinner on the evening of Wednesday 26 March 2014.

In 2014 the IPWEAvic Public Works Conference is themed around Engineering a Liveable Community.  The program has been divided into 4 distinct technical streams

  • Stream A – Roads, Traffic, Transport
  • Stream B – Project Management
  • Stream C – Waste Management
  • Stream D – Asset Management

The Conference Committee is seeking presentations that will stimulate and expand thinking in line with each of the conference streams within the conference theme:  Engineering a Liveable Community.  If you would like to be considered for presenting at the conference please send in an abstract by Friday 30 August 2013 to for consideration by the conference committee

Abstract Submission

Abstracts are to be submitted by email to by Friday 30 August 2013:

  • The abstract must be typed, no less than 100 words, no more than 300 words
  • Include 10-20 key word description of the abstract and 100 word biography to introduce presenting author
  • Abstract file to be named yoursurname_abstract.doc emailed to
  • Lodgment of abstract does not indicate automatic inclusion into the Conference program
  • Lodgment of abstract acknowledges consent to publication of presentation on IPWEA website
  • Communication will be with presenting author only. Abstract receipt & acceptance acknowledged by email.
  • Presenters will be required to fund their travel, accommodation, conference registration & other costs
  • Successful authors will be notified in October 2013; specific speaker instructions and timings will then be provided

Register your interest in attending or sponsoring by email to with contact details.

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