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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 Anil Jaiswal Since 2007, Sydney Water has progressively invested in a business intelligence...

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By Greg Hunt Local councils are at the front line for many climate change impacts, particularly...

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By Ian Coghlan The most common historical approach to mitigate the hazard of erosion in Australia...

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Upcoming Events

  1. IPWEA NZ Engineer to the Contract workshop - Christhurch

    Jul 22 - 23
    Christchurch, NZ, New Zealand
  2. Clearing vegetation to make way for infrastructure - What can I do? - What do I need to know?

    Jul 23, 8:15 AM - 5:00 PM (AET)
    Sydney, NSW, Australia
  3. NSW Road Safety Audits - Harden 23 & 24 July

    Jul 23 - 24
    Harden, NSW, Australia
  4. NSW Metropolitan South Group Meeting

    Jul 23, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM (AET)
    Campsie, NSW, Australia
  5. NSW The Role of a Works Officer Workshop (New) Sydney

    Jul 24 - 25
    Sydney, NSW, Australia
  6. MEFvic Scholarship Awards Luncheon

    Jul 25
    Melbourne, VIC, Australia
  7. NSW Mid North Coast Group Meeting

    Jul 25, 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM (AET)
    Forster, NSW, Australia
  8. Sustainability in Public Works Conference 2014

    Jul 27 - 29
    Tweed Heads NSW, Australia
  9. Traffic Management Awareness Session

    Jul 29, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (AET)
    Brisbane, QLD, Australia
  10. 2014 NAMS.PLUS3 4-Day Workshops - BRISBANE

    Jul 29 - Aug 27
    Brisbane, QLD, Australia
  11. NSW New England North West Group Meeting

    Jul 30, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM (AET)
    Glen Innes, NSW, Australia
  12. 2014 NAMS.PLUS3 4-Day Workshops - SYDNEY

    Jul 31 - Aug 29
    Merrylands, NSW, Australia

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    Asset & Facilities Management Consulting

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