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IPWEA NSW Board Election CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

In accordance with Articles 38 to 45 of the Institute's Constitution, an election is to be held for the Board of Directors of the Institute, for the term 2014-2017. All members of the current Board of Directors must retire at the Annual General Meeting, but they are eligible to stand for re-election for the ensuing three-year term. The President, having served two terms, is ineligible to stand for election as President but is eligible to stand as a Director.

NSW Local Roads Congress Communique 2014

Over 120 delegates met in State Parliament House on Monday to discuss the budget cuts to infrastructure funding and the impact this is likely to have on the sustainability of Local Councils in the short to medium term. Over 30 Mayors and Councillors from Councils across the State, along with 90 infrastructure managers supported the outcomes of the discussion summarised in the Communique released at the end of the Congress. The full Communique can be

New & Important PD Courses/Events

•Special Schedule 7 - Report on Infrastructure Assets - Jointly presented by the Office of Local Government and IPWEA - Sydney 6 August
• Workplace Health and Safety Workshop - Sydney 1 August
• AUS-SPEC - One day informative workshop for Local Government - Sydney 12 August
• Clearing Vegetation to make way for infrastructure - Coffs Harbour 13 August
• Contract Administration and Contract Law - Sydney 11& 12 August
• Road Safety Audit Workshop - Tweed Heads 20 & 21 August
• Manage a Local Government Project - Ballina - 18 & 19August
Powers & Duties of a Local Government Engineer - Sydney 21 & 22 August
• IPWEA NSW Corporate Golf Day - 22 August at Moore Park Golf Club
• Timber Bridge Inspection & Maintenance - 26 & 27 August in BEGA
• Introduction to Asset Management - Sydney 2 September
• Road Safety Audit Workshop - Sydney 11 & 12 September
•Practice of Engineering Workshops Series - 10 sessions - Commencing 20th November 2014

NSW News Blog

  • Eurobodall Shire Council Media Release - Local Roads Congress Calls for Action on Infrastructure Funding

    Eurobodalla Shire Council Media Release 9 July 2014 Council supports roads and infrastructure calls to action... more

  • Roads and Transport Directorate Submissions

    The NSW Roads and Transport Directorate has been busy with recent submissions The Crown Lands Review June 2014 Submission... more

  • IPWEA NSW Response to the NSW Budget 2014-15

    IPWEA NSW Response to the NSW Budget 2014-15 With the recent announcement of the 2014-15 Budget, The Institute... more

  • IPWEA NSW 2014 Conference – Call for Papers

    The Call for Papers dates have be extended and are being sought for the 2014 IPWEA NSW Annual Conference. Wednesday... more

  • Membership Fee Structure Simplified

    Membership Renewal notices for the 2014/15 financial year have been sent out to IPWEA NSW members. IPWEA Australasia... more

Upcoming NSW Events

  1. NSW New England North West Group Meeting

    Jul 30, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM (AET)
    Glen Innes, NSW, Australia
  2. 2014 NAMS.PLUS3 4-Day Workshops - SYDNEY

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

    Aug 1, 8:15 AM - 5:00 PM (AET)
    Sydney, NSW, Australia
  4. SPECIAL SCHEDULE 7 - Report on Infrastructure Assets - Joint presentation by OLG & IPWEA

    Aug 6, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (AET)
    Sydney, NSW, Australia
  5. NSW Illawarra Group Meeting

    Aug 7, 2:30 PM - 9:00 PM (AET)
    Wollongong, NSW, Australia
  6. Contract Administration and Contract Law - Sydney

    Aug 11 - 12
    Sydney, NSW, Australia
  7. AUS-SPEC Refresher Workshop -A one day informative workshop for Local Government

    Aug 12, 8:15 AM - 5:00 PM (AET)
    Sydney, NSW, Australia
  8. Clearing vegetation to make way for infrastructure - What can I do? - What do I need to know?

    Aug 13, 8:15 AM - 5:00 PM (AET)
    Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia
  9. NSW South West Group Meeting

    Aug 13, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (AET)
    NSW, Australia
  10. NSW Manage a Local Government Project Workshop - Ballina

    Aug 18 - 19
    East Ballina, NSW, Australia
  11. Development Application and Construction Certificate Application Process (New)

    Aug 20, 8:15 AM - 5:00 PM (AET)
    Sydney, NSW, Australia
  12. NSW Road Safety Audits - Merrylands - 20 & 21 August at Tweed Heads NSW

    Aug 20 - 21
    Tweed Heads, NSW, Australia
  13. NSW Powers and Duties of a Local Government Engineer - Sydney 21 and 22 August

    Aug 21 - 22
    Sydney, NSW, Australia
  14. IPWEA (NSW) CORPORATE GOLF DAY

    Aug 22, 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM (AET)
    Moore Park, NSW, Australia
  15. Timber Bridge Inspection and Maintenance - BEGA 26 & 27 August

    Aug 26 - 27
    Bega, NSW, Australia
  16. Introduction to Asset Management - Why does Asset Management matter for staff at the local face?

    Sep 2, 8:15 AM - 5:00 PM (AET)
    Sydney, NSW, Australia
  17. Building Climate Resilience in Your Council workshop - Sydney

    Sep 4, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (AET)
    Sydney, NSW, Australia
  18. NSW South East Group Meeting

    Sep 5, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM (AET)
    NSW
  19. NSW Road Safety Audits - Merrylands - 11 and 12 September

    Sep 11 - 12
    Merrylands, NSW, Australia
  20. NSW Orana Group Meeting

    Sep 26, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM (AET)
    Warren, NSW, Australia

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