On behalf of the IPWEA NSW President and Board, We are very pleased to advise that a long and hard campaign by IPWEA NSW has resulted in a formal notice of motion being presented to the NSW Parliament last week.
The Notice of Motion records:
That this House:
(1) Recognises the importance of qualified engineers and calls on the Government to introduce a requirement for all local government authorities to have a suitably qualified engineer.
(2) Calls on the Government to recognise engineers as a profession, through a state and national registration scheme, similar to Queensland and as raised at Council of Australian Governments in 2011-12.
(3) Supports cadetships for civil engineering across all Government projects, in order to ensure the long term workforce capabilities.