Archive for April 1st, 2014

Thankyou to all exhibitors and sponsors who participated in the 2014 IPWEAvic  Public Works Conference.  All the exhibitors in the Grand Ballroom at the 2014 IPWEAvic Public Works Conference present something for us to learn


A special coating was on display at the CYNDAN exhibition stand.  This product is meant to keep your boots clean so things like mud and asphalt won’t stick.  It’s a big hit on utube.


DOWNER were show casing their pavement material made from recycled printing cartridges.  This type of paving has been trialed in City of Hume in some residential streets.  And Downer also had on display their BRP road patch which is laid something like a carpet and quite handy for the road maintenance crews to have in the back of their trucks

Dial Before You Dig

DBYD is the essential first step in any council’s asset protection program and are encouraging all councils who are not members of DBYD to sign up.


ASSETIC has a Bureau Service for Strategic Asset management and also offers assistance in collating, managing and analysing your data.

Conquest Solutions

Conquest Solutions is designed to allow organisations to implement a single Asset Management system across the entire organisation.


Bitu-mill is a civil construction contractor and specialises in asphalt and profiling pavements.   Bitu-mill sponsored the lunches at the recent 2014 IPWEAvic Public Works Conference.






Congratulations to Claude Cullino who received an IPWEAvic Service Award for his service to IPWEAvic.  The award was presented at the Gala Dinner on 26th March 2014 at The Hotel Windsor

David Sutcliffe also received a service award for his services to IPWEAvic but was unable to attend the gala dinner event to be presented with his certificate.


The winners in the 2014 IPWEAvic Awards for Excellence were announced at a Gala Dinner held at The Hotel Windsor on 26th March 2014 and presented by President, Ross Goyne.

Winner: Capital Projects over $1M: Wyndham City Council – Wedge Street Pedestrian Bridge






Special Commendation: Capital Projects Over $1M : Boroondara City Council, Hawthorn Arts Precinct






Special Commendation: Capital Projects Over $1M : Pyrenees Shire Council – Snake Valley Wastewater Collection & Treatment System






Winner: Capital Projects Award Under $1M : Murrindindi Shire Council – Breakaway Bridge – Acheron






Winner: Asset Management Award: ARRB – Let’s Get Cracking






Winner: Innovation/Service Delivery Award: Gannawarra Shire Council – Quambatook Weir Refurbishment & Mechanisation






Winner: IPWEAvic Public Works Practitioner of the Year Award: Loddon Shire Council – Mr Steven Phillips






The top submissions are available for viewing at the dedicated 2014 Awards for Excellence website

All the award winners are pictured below


Take a look at the top submissions for the 2014 IPWEAvic Awards for Excellence.

Visit the dedicated 2014 Awards for Excellence Website at


The 2014 IPWEAvic Public Works Conference was held on 26 and 27 March 2014 at The Hotel Windsor.  Take a look at the photo gallery form the conference by clicking here or via this url


The 2014 IPWEAvic Public Works Conference was held on 26 and 27 March 2014 at The Hotel Windsor.

Speaker presentations will be uploaded when available and can be accessed by clicking on the presenters name.


Speaker Keynote, Rob Freemantle, Executive Director Policy & Programs, VicRoads

Transport and Liveability, Prof Graham Currie, Chair of Public Transport Group, Monash University

Successfully Managing the Growing Road Freight Transport Task, Adam Ritzinger, Engineer Freight & Heavy Vehicles, ARRB Group

Successful Implementation of 40km/hr Zone, Bhavin Shah, Traffic Engineer, City of Yarra

How to Win Friends and Influence People

Integrating the Bicycle into Road Planning, Craig Richards, Executive Officer Bicycle Network

Walking Friendly Environments - What they are and why they are needed, Roni Beauchamp, Healthy Living Manager, Heart Foundation Victoria

Intelligent Transport Systems, Susan Harris, CEO ITSA


Delivering an Innovative Award Winning Integrated Water Cycle Project, Peter Wilson, Branch Manager of Asset Planning, Wannon Water

Project Management from Concept to Completion, Charlie Broadhurst, Project Director South East Projects, Vicroads

Project Planning and Delivery, Steven White, Director Infrastructure Services, Bayside City Council

Design and Creation of Public Infrastructure – Service Outcomes for Community, Vito Albicini, General Manager Assets, Frankston City Council


Challenges for Landfills in the Future, Brian Fox-Lane , Managing Director, Fox-Lane Consulting

Words on Waste, Rob Millard, CEO MWMG

Guidelines for Siting, Design, Operation and Rehabilitation of Landfills, Lauren Burch, Waste, Water & energy Officer, City of Ballarat

Landfill Sites: Management of Cultural Heritage Risks, Dr Ilya Berelov, Manager Heritage Services, Biosis

Mitigating Heavy Metal Release from Unlined and Loosely Capped Landfills, Dr Augustine Doronila, School of Chemistry, University of Melbourne

Removing Food from Waste Using a Vessel Composter, Philip Clingin, Executive Officer, Highlands Regional Waste Management Group

Fighting the Toxin Environments, Trevor Davey, CEO TMD Global Pty Ltd


A New Standard that Focuses on Customer Value, Peter Way, Chair, NAMS

National Assessment Framework and ISO55000, John Howard, Project Manager, NAMS

Getting the Dog to Wag the Tail, Service Planning Tales, Kate McCaughey Project Manager Moonee Valley City Council

Planning and Delivery of Public Works from Concept to Completion, Ossie Martinz, director Infrastructure, Monash City Council

Sustainable Management of Community Buildings, Ass Prof Sujeeva Setunge Head Civil Engineering, RMIT University

What Service? Indigo’s Journey from Badlands to Hilbilly Country, Robert Uebergange, Asset Manager, Indigo Shire council

Finding a Common Language – Achieving Service Optimisation, ChrisDupe, Senior Manager, Cultural Infrastructure, Arts Victoria

The conference program can be accessed here

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