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Young IPWEA was developed to support, develop and advocate for young members of IPWEA enabling them to realise their full potential leading public works and services, infrastructure planning, delivery and operations.

Available to anyone under the age of 35, Young IPWEA focuses on the further development and promotion of young professionals in public works. The Public Works Engineering Community (as well as the broader Engineering Community) are faced with enormous challenges into the future to ensure this country’s infrastructure requirements are met. Young IPWEA aims to bring young professionals within the industry together to help combat these issues.


YIPWEA is always looking for new members to join in each Division. Our group is open to anyone under the age of 35.

Come expand your mind, your network and your opportunities!

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Young IPWEA Career Framework

Young IPWEA has identified that for young professionals it can often be hard to know what questions to ask, what opportunities to seek out and what to ask of your leaders/mentors.

This new framework highlights areas of value that will enable you to seek opportunities that will build your Public Works knowledge and skills.

Coffee Cup Challange

IPWEA has long been advocating for and supporting initiatives that address the engineering skills shortage problem that employers have been facing around Australia, particularly in the local government sector. In response to this issue, the Young IPWEA Committee has developed an informal engagement program, aptly named “Coffee Cup Challenge”, that will be open for IPWEA members to participate in.

Find out more

Find out what YIPWEA are doing in your Division…

Contact your IPWEA Division Representative or visit your Division website: 

New South Wales & ACT


South Australia



Chair Western Australia

Aotearoa New Zealand

Click on the Division links for more information

New South Wales
Eric Wong

Clarissa Campbell

Carl Lundborg

South Australia
Carl Lundborg

Carl has been Young IPWEA Chair since 2022 and an IPWEA member since 2016.

Carl was the Young IPWEA Vice-Chair from 2021-22.

Ben started in Young IPWEA and has been Vice President and President of YIPWEA Australasia.

Carl holds the following formal qualifications:

  • Master of Infrastructure Engineering and Management
  • Bachelor of Civil and Structural Engineering from the University of Adelaide

Connect to Carl on LinkedIn.

Ed Hargreaves


Western Australia
Matthew Southern

Jessi Raj

New Zealand
Pam Wilson


YIPWEA Framework

This document has been prepared by young member representatives to provide a framework for the Young IPWEA initiative.

2018 - 2020 Young IPWEA Action Plan

This document outlines the 2018-2020 action plan for Young IPWEA. The intention is to create a uniform approach for the Division Chairs to achieve goals and to gauge their success within their respective Divisions.

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