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New Street Lighting Practice Note

There is transformational change happening with Street Lighting to save councils millions of dollars, and safety and environmental benefits.

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'Public Works Professional' Blog

  • Retrofitting an aquatic centre to save water and energy

    Towards its ambitious goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2020, Darebin City Council in Victoria has retrofitted one of... more

  • The young ones

    Attracting young engineers remains an ongoing challenge for local government. These two Western Australian councils are... more

  • Case study: Making effluent dissapear

    Livestock effluent goes from being a major health and safety concern to an environmental success story in New Zealand. ... more

  • Retrospect: Raurimu Sprial

    WHAT Raurimu Spiral WHERE Raurimu to National Park, central North Island, New Zealand WHEN Constructed 1905–07... more

  • PWPro Sustainability Roundtable Discussion

    To get the conversation started ahead of the IPWEA’s Sustainability in Public Works Conference in July 2014, PWPro... more

  • Thought Leader: Thinking about failure

    With the rise of the digital age, are engineers forgetting the value of learning from the successes – and failures –... more

  • IPWEA in CAHOOTS with new Professional Certificate in Asset Management Planning

    IPWEA has extended its popular NAMS workshops to offer a new 'Professional Certificate in Asset Management Planning’... more

  • Q&A with Ray McIndoe, Palmerston North City Council, NZ

    Former INGENIUM President and Manager of City Enterprises at Palmerston North City Council, Ray McIndoe discusses living... more

  • Retrospect: Goldfields Water Supply Scheme

    WHAT Goldfields Water Supply Scheme WHERE Mundaring to Kalgoorlie, Western Australia WHEN Constructed... more

  • Sustainability: A good news story

    A critical goal of sustainable public works will be to ‘decouple’... more


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by Peter Newman Peter Newman is the Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University and Director...

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By John Hassal Background Citywide has been working with Port Phillip council in developing...

New Certificate in Asset Mgmt Planning

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Young IPWEA Update

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Upcoming Events

  1. 2014 NAMS.PLUS3 4-Day Workshops - SYDNEY

    Jul 31 - Aug 29
    Merrylands, NSW, Australia
  2. Workplace Health and Safety for Officers, Managers & Supervisors - 1 August 2014

    Aug 1, 8:15 AM - 5:00 PM (AET)
    Sydney, NSW, Australia
  3. IPWEA NZ Infrastructure Strategy Workshop

    Aug 1, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (NZST)
    Wellington, NZ, New Zealand
  4. Traffic Management Awareness Session

    Aug 1, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (AET)
    Brisbane, QLD, Australia
  5. Traffic Management Awareness Session

    Aug 1, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (AET)
    Brisbane, QLD, Australia
  6. Traffic Management Awareness Session

    Aug 4, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (AET)
    Mackay, QLD, Australia
  7. Fundamentals of Bituminous Surfacing

    Aug 5, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (AET)
    QLD, Australia
  8. IPWEA NZ Engineer's Representative & Contractor's Representative workshop - Palmerston North

    Aug 5 - 6
    Palmerston North, NZ, New Zealand
  9. 2014 NAMS.PLUS3 4-Day Workshops - LAUNCESTON

    Aug 5 - Sep 3
    Launceston, TAS, Australia
  10. Selection of Pavement Surfacings

    Aug 6, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (AET)
    QLD, Australia
  11. Traffic Management Awareness Session

    Aug 6, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (AET)
    North Rockhampton, QLD, Australia
  12. SPECIAL SCHEDULE 7 - Report on Infrastructure Assets - Joint presentation by OLG & IPWEA

    Aug 6, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (AET)
    Sydney, NSW, Australia

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    RE: Allowable impermeable surface per urban Lot

    Posted in: Ask Your Mates Open Forum

    HI Angela What we contend with in NSW is council engineers concerns about using permeable pavements for driveways as we repeatedly get told that they...

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    RE: Allowable impermeable surface per urban Lot

    Posted in: Ask Your Mates Open Forum

    Hi Folks We have an OSD policy based on a maximum run-off co-efficient of 0.55. Anything higher than that must be detained. Therefore the more...

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    New (free) IPWEA Resource: Towards More Sustainable...

    Posted in: Ask Your Mates Open Forum

    IPWEA yesterday released a new street lighting Practice Note at its Sustainability in Public Works Conference and is making it freely available for...

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    RE: Allowable impermeable surface per urban Lot

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    I've heard of examples in the London, UK where developed urban lots were required to have on-site detention by using rainwater tanks that had a 12mm...

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    Allowable impermeable surface per urban Lot

    Posted in: Ask Your Mates Open Forum

    The reality is that gradual 'incremental creep' of impervious surfaces will always occur in most places - this will happen as owners gain affluence...

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    Two part water tariff

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    Council is intending to transition to a user pays water rating system. I intend to engage a consultant to perform the work. Can anyone suggest anyone...

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    RE: Allowable impermeable surface per urban Lot

    Posted in: Ask Your Mates Open Forum

    Hi All, In NSW the policy varies between councils from 35% to 50% depending on their infrastructure. Site coverage exceeding this typically requires...

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