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Working with a Changing Climate-Infrastructure Sector Workshop

Presented by: Northern Alliance for Greenhouse Action

When: Thursday 7 August 9.00am – 12.00pm

Where: Arup, Level 17, 1 Nicholson Street, Melbourne

Purpose: A Climate Vulnerability Workshop –  To inform the preparation of the Regional Climate Change Action Plan.
The workshop will present the existing regional climate risks and vulnerabilities and stepping through a climate scenario, explore and assess the relevant vulnerabilities for the infrastructure sector with Melbourne’s North.

Who should attend?: Representatives from external agencies involved in: Community transport, energy, water/drains, waste (assets), council buildings/facilities, open space, roads, ESD

RSVP: by 26 June to Rob Turk, 03 9668 5644,

Donwload invitation flyer HERE

IPWEAvic Operation & Maintenance of WSUD Infrastructure Assets Information Series Event was held on 3rd June 2014 at Banyule City Council.  The Seminar program can be downloaded HERE


The powerpoint presentation delivered by Iouri Vaisman can be accessed  by clicking HERE

Case Study: The Banyule Stormwater Harvesting Project presented by Banyule City Council can be downloaded at this url (1).pdf  This is 21.8Mb in size so may take a little while to download

Thankyou to all the presenters and to Banyule City Council for provision of the luncheon.


Data Collection Project

IPWEAvic is currently collecting data relating to operation and maintenance of Stormwater Harvesting Infrastructure Assets.  Iouri Vaisman is collecting and collating this data on behalf of IPWEAvic.
Once the data has been analysed the results will be made available to all via the IPWEAvic website.

If you would like to contribute to the data collection project please download a copy of the questionnaire HERE and send back to Iouri Vaisman

IPWEAvic Procurement for Capital Works Delivery Seminar was held on 21st May 2014 at Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre.  It was a terrific conversation with delegates having traveled from all parts of the state to listen to a series of quality speakers and join the networking and discussion..

The Seminar program can be downloaded HERE

The powerpoint presentations of the speakers are listed below and can be accessed  by clicking on the presenters name:

Best Practice for Local Government Procurement – Paul Roche, Senior Project Manager, Local Government Victoria, Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure

CEO’s Perspective of Procurement of Capital WorksWarren Robert, Chief Executive Officer, City of Stonnington

Corruption Protection in Procurement, Mark Hayes, Partner, Maddocks

Completion Management, Laurice Temple, Director Construction Management Results

CASE STUDY: Procurement – A Rural Perspective, Ian McLauchlan, Director Operations, Loddon Shire

Commercial and Financial Risks in Today’s Market, Geoff Glynn, Director Assets and City Services, Banyule City Council

What Makes a Successful Project? Phil Warner, General Manager Infrastructure, City of Whitehorse

Ensuring Competitiveness and Minimising Risk to Council below Legislated Tender ThresholdsVicki Shelton, Manager Engineering Services, City of Greater Geelong and Tony Kerr, Coordinator Procurement City of Greater Geelong

Procurement Planning and Contract Management, Cameron Spence, Manager – Commercial Services, Municipal Association Victoria and Chris Newman, Director, ArcBlue

Victorian’s Transport Infrastructure Program, Gary Liddle, Deputy Secretary for Transport, Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure

Thanks goes to the seminar organiser MECC Consulting Pty Ltd and the MC for the event, Claude Cullino.

An IPWEAvic Ladies High Tea Event has been organised for 20th June 2014 in Geelong.

Elaine Carbines, CEO G21, will speak on Women in Leadership in Public Works.

The event is kindly sponsored by Dial Before You Dig

More information contact IPWEAvic Board member: Vicki Shelton

An ARRB information Seminar supported by IPWEAvic on” Getting the Most Out of Your Road Networks” to be held on 17th July 2014.  This is a repeat of the “sell out” IPWEAvic Information Series Event held last year facilitated by Robert Ladd.   Our President, Ross Goyne, will be attending and facilitating the event on behalf of IPWEAvic.  Information and registration details are shown in the attached flyer.  It would be appreciated if you could please pass on information relating to this event to those in your network who you think may be interested in attending and who missed out last year.

Download registration details HERE

Download Program and Registration Details HERE

The IPWEAvic Murray-Goulburn Regional Group is holding a workshop on Flood Recovery – Infrastructure in Bendigo on 26th June 2014.  The workshop is designed to address the approaches to recovery by individual councils/organisations within the Loddon and Campaspe region and explore and document what might be better approaches by local government when any future major flood event requires significant infrastructure recovery works.  The workshop is to be facilitated by Malcolm Styles and is sponsored by City of Greater Bendigo.  Although specifically tailored to the Campaspe and Loddon catchments it has relevance to all catchments in Victoria.

The Regional Group Convenor has extended an invitation to all IPWEAvic members to attend and participate in the conversation.  The program and registration details are found in the attached brochure.

Please pass on details of this workshop to those in your networks who may be interested in this topic and attending the workshop in Bendigo on 26th June 2014.

Download Program and Registration Details HERE

Date:        Tuesday 3rdJune 2014
Time:       9:00 till 1:00 including light luncheon
Where:    Banyule City Council, Council Chamber,
275 Upper Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe


8:30 –9:00 Registration, Tea/Coffee

9:00 –9:10  Welcome, Claude Cullino, IPWEAvic

9:10 –10:15 Overview –Issues in O&M WSUD Infrastructure
IourisVaisman, Manager Director IVS
•Stormwater-past, current andfuture practice
•Finding appropriate maintenance regime to suite budget
•Keeping track of what assets need cleaning and when
•How to determine life cycle costs of WSUD assets
•Performance assessment/condition assessment of WSUD assets and who is qualified to do it?
•Performance guarantee forWSUD/SWH assets
•What are appropriate delivery models?
•Managing a maintenance contractor

10:15 –10:30  Pathwaysto Reduce Operation and Maintenance Costs of WSUD Assets
•How to do a desktop analysis including catchment basis assessment, theoretical pollution load calculations and capture rates perdevice
•Methods of site assessment
•What story does your maintenance registers tell?
•Findinga better operational regime

10:30 -10:50 Morning Tea

10:50 –11:30 Workshop –operation and maintenance of WSUD infrastructure issues and solutions
Facilitator, Claude Cullino, Director MECC Consulting
•What do participants see as the key issues in WSUD infrastructure maintenance?
•Share solutions of who is doing it well.
•Identify gaps in the knowledge base?
•What role should IPWEA play to assist in addressing the issue?

11:30 –12:00 CaseStudy: Banyule Stormwater Harvesting Project
Clayton Simpson, Resource Conservation Officer,Banyule City Council
•Explanation of the Banyule Stormwater Harvesting project.
•Maintenance issues associated with the work and how these are undertaken
•Details of project available at

12:00 –12:15 Q&A time

12:15 –12:30 Summary. Claude Cullino, Director MECC


IouriVaisman is a leading expert in stormwaterpractice and author of many publications such as:
“Capturing the potential of stormwater–practitioner’s view” (
Independent Verification of StormwaterTreatment Devices (
StormwaterHarvesting in Urban Environment –Overview of Engineering practice (

Claude Cullino, Director, MECC Consulting.
Claudio has extensive experience at the Executive level in local government and has a record of high achievement in the areas of Project Delivery, Public Policy Advocacy, Service Delivery, Project and Contract Management. He is a highly respected Civil and Local Government Engineer and Executive at the cities of Manningham and Monash and CEO of CCF Victoria. He continues to contribute to the local government sector in various areas of public policy in areas such as Water and the Environment, Transport, Benchmarking and Professional Development.

This is a free event for IPWEAvic members and guests but you must REGISTER to attend

Download registration and program details HERE

Download program and registration details HERE

Date:  Wednesday 21st May 2014

Time:  9:00am till 4:30pm includes lunch

Where:  Melbourne Exhibition & Convention Centre, Level 2, Room 207, Clarendon Street, Melbourne

Cost: $250 members, $300 non-members

Who Should Attend:

Contract Engineers and Managers, Procurement Professionals, Directors and Managers in Local Government, Senior Managers involved in contracts and procurement and engineers involved in contract management


8:30 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:10 Welcome


9:10 – 9:40 Opening Address

Paul Roche, Senior Project Manager, Local Government Victoria

Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure

Best Practice for Local Government Procurement

•Understanding the Procurement Best Practice Guidelines
•Legislative responsibilities of Local Government
9:40 – 10:15 CASE STUDY: Procurement: A rural perspective

Ian McLauchlan, Director Operations

Loddon Shire

•Delivery Options in a rural environment
•Procurement Challenges of rural municipalities
•Project Management Processes in a rural municipality
10:15 – 10:30 Morning Tea
10:30 – 11:00 CEO’s Perspective of Procurement of Capital Works

Warren Roberts, Chief Executive Officer

City of Stonnington

•Expectations of the Executive and Council
•The Planning of Major Capital Works
•Delivery and the Processes from the CEO perspective
11:00 – 11:30 Corruption Protection in Procurement

Mark Hayes, Partner


•A Legal Perspective of protection against Corruption
11:30 – 12:00 Completion Management

Laurice Temple, Director

Construction Management Results

•Understanding the keys for successful projects
•The importance of developing a completion strategy and plan at the inception of a project
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

Commercial and Financial Risks in Today’s market.

A group discussion on the current issues and impacts that today’s economy has on procurement


Geoff Glynn, Director Assets and City Services

Banyule City Council

Phil Warner, General Manager Infrastructure

City of Whitehorse

Vicki Shelton, Manager Engineering Services

City of Greater Geelong

Tony Kerr, Coordinator Procurement

City of Greater Geelong

2:15 – 2:45 Procurement Planning and Contract Management

Cameron Spence, Manager – Commercial Services,

Municipal Association Victoria

•The importance of Procurement Planning
•Contract Management Guidelines
2:45 – 3:15 Sustainable Procurement

Gary Liddle, Deputy Secretary for Transport

Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure

•General trends regarding costs of capital works
•Cost of materials and use of recycled material
•What is important in the procurement process
3:15 – 3:30 Conference Summary

IPWEAvic Representative

3:30 – 4:30 Networking & Afternoon Tea

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


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