Foundation for the Advancement of Municipal Engineering (FAME)

The Foundation was a non-profit entity, which provided and administered funds for the purpose of furthering public works engineering.

The funds were used to enable any:

  • IPWEA member to undertake study and research in Australia and overseas of benefit to the sector. The outcomes of any funded research or study were made available to all members.

  • invited guests from around Australia to present at conferences and workshops on specialised topics.

  • awards to be funded annually to civil engineering students who excelled in nominated subjects of their university undergraduate course.

It was managed by a Board of Governors elected by IPWEA members, and financial members of IPWEA were automatically members of FAME.

In 2021, following the classification of IPWEA SA as a charity, the membership endorsed the recommendation from the Board to wind up the Foundation and transfer its funds to IPWEA SA, which will carry on the work previously undertaken by FAME SA.