Archive for January, 2014

IPWEAvic – Central Highlands Regional Group,

Are invited to tour the new Melton Library and Learning Hub.

Date: Wednesday 22 January 2014

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00noon.  A light lunch will be provided following the tour.

Location: Melton Library and Learning Hub, 31 McKenzie Street, Melton

Mr Les Stokes, Manager Engineering Services at Melton City Council, has arranged the tour to be conducted by Leigh Ryall, Capital Projects Coordinator, and Michael Scholtes, Manager Learning Communities. 

The Melton Library and Learning Hub is an iconic building showcasing Melton City Council’s leadership in sustainable facility development.  The Melton Library and Learning Hub is an integrated piece of community infrastructure that provides access to library and children’s services, education, employment and business opportunities in an airy, light-filled space.  The environmentally sustainable design principles that have been incorporated into the building are state-of-the-art, the first 5 Star Green Star Public Building in Australia.  It includes extensive use of sustainable building materials, efficient design to minimise heating, cooling as well as lighting costs, and the collection and reuse of rainwater.

For catering purposes please RSVP to Belinda Kent (


AAPA is looking at developing a course on auditing of spray seal contracts to assist in the training of auditors and surveillance officers.

The aim of the course will be to provide guidance for those involved in the supervision and surveillance of sprayed sealing works including practical advice on the critical aspects of the construction process (e.g. quality requirements for materials,  aspects of field practices related performance ) that should be considered.

In order to gauge the demand for the course IPWEAvic members are invited to vote in the following two question poll Click here

Should there be sufficient demand AAPA will set up a “Project reference group” and commence the development of the course.

Young IPWEAvic is to hold its Launch Event on Thursday 30 January 2014

6pm till Late at La Di Da, 557 Little Bourke St (crn King St) Melbourne

Guest Speaker: Steve Bell, Mountaineer, Entrepreneur & Public Speaker  sponsored by ARRB

This is a free event but you must register to attend.

Registration Details HERE

Facilities Management of Community Facilities

Register here to attend this IPWEAvic Seminar.

Highlights include:-

  • Holistic Planning of Community Facilities
  • Contract management of community facilities
  • Managing building assets and maintenance – lessons learnt from the private sector
  • Asset & Facilities registers for community facilities
  • Leisure Centre retrofitting & redeveloping
  • Existing building green retrofitting – learn from other organisations
Download copy of program here

Date:      Wednesday 26 February 9:00 am till 3:30pm

Where:  Manningham Function Centre, 699 Doncaster Road Doncaster

A Seminar for Facilities Managers, Asset Managers, Environmental Officers, Building Maintenance Officers, Facility Custodians and Operations Managers/Officers, those who plan and operate and maintain community facilities


An exciting program has been developed for the two day 2014 IPWEAvic Public Works Conference themed around Engineering A Liveable Community. Take a look at the program here

Register HERE


Happy New Year

January 2, 2014 | No Comments | News

IPWEAvic wishes you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year!  Cheers to 2014……

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