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IPWEAvic Central Highlands Regional Group are hosting a Site Trip to Ballarat Airport on 19th June 2014.

Download a copy of agenda and directions HERE

If you would like to attend please advise Eric Braslis c/o Belinda Kent at City of Ballarat


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

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The Goulburn Murray Regional Group will meet on Thursday 19th March in Bendigo at The Capital Theatre, 50 View Street Bendigo between 10am and 3pm

The meeting will be undertaken in conjunction with MWOA

Please contact the Regional Convenor: Brett Martini at Greater City of Bendigo if you would like at attend

The March meeting of the Central Highlands Regional Group will commence at the offices of VicRoads (Western Freeway Project Office – Ring Road Ballarat) at 5pm.  Mick McCarthy – Project Director will give an overview on the Western Freeway Project.

We will then depart and drive to the Park Hotel Bistro, 1615 Sturt Street, Ballarat (around 5.30pm), and board a bus, that will take us on site.  John Holland’s will then give a tour of the site and provide information on the project.

The bus will return us to the pub for meeting and dinner (around 6.45pm).  Can you please confirm your attendance as we need to ensure we have enough space on the bus and also those wanting to stay for dinner (at your own cost).  Also, everyone attending will be required to bring along their own PPE (Long sleeves, long trousers, steel capped boots, hard hats, high vis vests and safety glasses)

Please respond to Eric Braslis, IPWEAvic Regional Group Co-ordinator Central Highlands Regional Group if you would like to attend e: or ring Belinda Ph. 5320 5589


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 (


Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia Victoria Division for the financial year ended 30 June 2013 will be held on Thursday 10th October 2013 at Arlington Reception Centre, Malvern Valley Golf Club, 1 Golfer Drive, East Malvern at 5:30pm.


1.   Credentialing and apologies

2.  Confirmation of minutes of previous Annual General Meeting

3.  Presentation of President’s Report

4.  Presentation of Audited Statement of Accounts

5.  Appointment of Auditor

6.  Determination of Honoraria

9.  Results of 2013 Elections for Directors to IPWEAvic Board

10. Motions on Notice

11. General Business

Download a copy of the Agenda  here.

Download a copy of the Minutes  of the last AGM here.

Download a copy of the Financial  Statements  of the company for the year ended 30 June 2013 here. (available shortly)


A  member entitled to vote at the AGM may appoint a proxy to vote on his or her behalf.  A proxy shall be in the approved form  available by  clicking here.
Proxies must be received at least 48hrs before  the  meeting.

Download  a copy of the proxy form here.

Anne Gibbs,

CEO and Returning Officer,
IPWEA vic.

The next IPWEAvic Asset Management Technical Reference Group Meeting will take place on Wednesday 26th June 2013 2pm till 5pm at Seimens Bayswater.

Download Agenda HERE

RSVP: to Thomas Kuen by Friday, 21 June 2013


Date:           Wednesday 26 June 2013  2:00 pm (for a 2:15 start)

Venue:        Innovation Room, Siemens (Host)   885 Mountain Highway, Bayswater

Chair:        Thomas Kuen

1.      Attendees/Apologies:

2.      Asset Management – a solution provider’s perspective                           Siemens

Mandy Middlemist (Siemens) will outline Siemen’s “Pictures of the Future” work, which identifies infrastructure megatrends and what can be done to deal with them.

Innovation is critical for a sustainable future –shown by recent works at Fed Square.

3.      Standards – policy and strategy working for you

– IPWEA’s policy position on ISO55000                                                      Thomas Kuen

– Public works organisations using policy and strategy                      Dr Mary McGeogh

Mary is a Senior Associate with the Asset Institute and has completed a PhD looking into how leading organisations derive benefits from strategic use of integrated asset management policy and strategy (through an Asset Management Maturity and Capability Model).

Mary will present Case Studies demonstrating model effectiveness and link her findings to the soon to be released international AM standard ISO55000.

The Asset Institute is offering some complimentary asset management audits.

3:30 pm Break

4.      Group Activity: Cities of the Future                                                                         All

We will explore the linkages between levels of service and ability/willingness to pay.

This session integrates financials with transport, power and water service needs.

5.      General Business                                                                                                      All

  • IPWEA International Public Works Conference           11-15 August 2013, Darwin
  • Victorian Works & Engineering Conference         26-27 September 2013, Bendigo
  • IPWEAvic Public Works Conference                      27-28 March 2014, Melbourne

6.      Next Meeting                                                                                      Venue: tba

Close of Meeting (by 5:00 pm)

The IPWEAvic Murray-Goulburn Regional Group met in Mildura on Friday 24 May 2013.

Jon Aujard from Campaspe Shire gave a comprehensive report on the progress of the Campaspe Shires Rural Road Review.

Gary Healy from Mildura Shire presented The Mildura Riverfront Development Project which aims to connect the town to the river.  Stage one of the project is a $13.3M project along 1.2km of river frontage and is to be led by the Mildura Rural City Council.  The group was then taken on a bus tour to view the river redevelopment project.









The second project viewed by the group was the new Mildura Arts Centre Theatre.  The group was spoilt by a thorough guided tour of the facility showing all aspects from the stage lighting system up in the gantry to the under floor heating/cooling systems under the building.









And for the record – the facility does not have a resident theatre ghost as yet!

David Goldie, Infrastructure Operations Manager, Greater City of Geelong will present on Stormwater Harvesting – Geelong’s Plan

Date:  Friday 14th June 2013

Time: 12noon till 1:30pm

Place:  City of Greater Geelong, City Hall, Conference Centre, Lt Mallop St, 30 Gheringhap Street, Geelong

The City of Greater Geelong faces a considerable challenge to manage water resources. The City has in excess of 17,000ha of open space distributed throughout 466 parks. These numbers are set to increase, with a 10-year population growth prediction in excess of 100,000 people in the identified growth areas of Armstrong Creek, Fyansford, Highton, Lara, Leopold and Clifton Springs.    As a result of water restrictions and the subsequent development of Council’s Sustainable Water Use Plan (SWUP) a series of stormwater harvesting projects were developed in partnership with the Australian Government through the National Urban Water and Desalination Plan. 4 out of the 5 projects developed have been  delivered.

David will present the “Geelong experience” and share the project results, outcomes delivered to the community and project issues encountered along the way.

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A Special General Meeting has been called by IPWEA National to be held on 20th March 2013 at 5pm in the Burke Room at The Hotel Windsor, 111 Spring Street Melbourne.

  • IPWEA is in discussions with INGENIUM (Association of Local Government Engineers of New Zealand) for it to become a Special Division of IPWEA.
  • IPWEA’s Constitution already provides for an Association in any part of the world, whose purposes are similar, to become a Special Division of IPWEA.
  • If such a proposal was to proceed INGENIUM would remain a separate entity (as exists for IPWEA State Divisions under our Federation model).
  • The proposal under consideration is that INGENIUM would change its name to IPWEA (NZ Division).
  • The above amendments to the IPWEA Constitution would facilitate the proposal under consideration.

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