Archive for April 9th, 2014

Operations Management for Parks was the conversation at the 8 April IPWEAvic Seminar Series Event.

Those with an interest in Parks Operations gathered at Nottinghill Hall to listen to some quality presentations and participate in a workshop on issues and challenges in the sector.

Presentations were given by

Lucas Skelton, Parks Coordinator, Monash City Council
Community Gardens Means Community Engagement

Mark Collins , Consultant
Challenges of Managing Parks in a Changing Climate

Mike Hoy, Executive Manager, Grounds and Open Space
Parks, Operations Management

John Arnott, Royal Botanical Gardens, Cranbourne
Feature Gardens Management – Key Issues in managing High Profile Gardens

Simon Harrison, Manager of Parks and Reserves, City of Bendigo
Heritage Gardens and Regional Centre Parks Management

Arborgreen, Citygreen
Landscape Products to Enhance your Gardens

The event was generously sponsored by Arborgreen, Citygreen

The event was designed by Sholcon Consultants and the MC for the event.






LGMA National have put together a Major Infrastructure Projects Workshop scheduled for 20th April 2014 at the Pullman Hotel Albert Park which may be of interest to IPWEAvic members to attend.

Please find more information about this event by clicking HERE


Take a look at the submission by IPWEA to the Productivity Commission’s Public Infrastructure Inquiry.

IPWEA’s submission is focussed on three aspects:

1. the role and use of debt in local government

2. engineering skills shortage

3. national registration of engineers

Download submission HERE

IPWEAQ also submitted a submission to the productivity inquiry into public infrastructure focused on engineering registration.  Download the IPWEAQ submission HERE


The IPWEAvic Central Highlands Regional Group has been invited to the MWOA Annual General Meeting to be held 23 April 2014 6pm Oscar’s 18 Doveton Street, Ballarat Central.

RSVP by 18th April

Download flyer HERE

IPWEA is pleased to announce a new Land Development Engineering Community of Practice.

This new practice area will be of interest to development control engineers, planners, consultants, subdivision construction & development inspectors, directors and many others.

A new discussion forum is being launched as part of the new community – so register your interest and join our newest community now so you don’t miss anything!

We encourage active discussion, loading sample documents into the library, downloading presentations from LDE forums, and much more.

***Register your interest to join the new LDE Community now!***

The new Land Development Engineering webpage is at

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