Member News July 2018

Changes to IPWEA Tasmania Division Committee

For those that hadn’t heard Darren Carlson moved back to Queensland for family reasons in May 2018.

As a result of this he also resigned from the President's role of IPWEA Tasmania.

In accordance with the Rules of IPWEA (Tasmania Division) the committee confirmed Vice President Paul Breaden as President and Dino De Paoli was subsequently voted in as Vice President.

These positions will be effective until the end of the current term at the 2018 AGM, and both will be eligible for re-election to these roles.


IPWEA / AWA Stormwater Symposium

This years event held at C3 in Hobart on 22 June 2018 and was a great success. 

The range of speakers and diverse topics kept up interest all day as there was something for everyone, whether it be floods and emergency management, stormwater plans and planning schemes, rainfall  forecast and warning systems, or wetlands, waterways and water sensitive urban design. The organising committee of Callum Pearce-Rasmussen, Jesse Webster, Adela Parnell, Catherine Jolley, Darren Carlson and Carmel Clark did a wonderful job in putting this event together. It was also great to see the Australian Water Association and IPWEA Tasmania working together again for the mutual benefit of our associations.


2018 Asset Management Congress

IPWEA is conducting this event in Canberra on 14 & 15 August 2018.

The Congress will provide a forum for discussion that will generate and nurture ideas and lead to opportunities that will synchronise federal, state and local government infrastructure asset management.

The theme for the Congress is ‘Communities for the Future, Infrastructure for the Next Generation’

Knowledge will be shared and feedback gathered to inform IPWEA, their National Asset Management Strategy (NAMS) and key stakeholders on future initiatives that need to be embraced and undertaken by the asset management community.

Anybody involved with Asset Management is encouraged to consider attendance at this event as it will provide excellent content and provide for debate and discussion relevant to this field.

For more information please see the website : https://amcongress.com.au/

2018 Annual General Meeting

Save the date for the 50 Year Anniversary celebration, Annual General Meeting and Dinner to be held in Launceston 21 September 2018.


2018 Tasmanian Works and Engineering Conference 

The annual conference is in Devonport this year at a brand new venue, the Paranaple Convention Centre on 2 and 3 November 2018.

Full program details and registration will be available soon.


The annual pre conference dinner will be held at the Gateway Inn Hotel, invitations will be issued to members and partners later in the year.


  • IPWEA / AWA Stormwater Symposium - Friday 22 June 2018

    IPWEA / AWA Stormwater Symposium 
    C3 Convention Centre
    Angelsea Street, South Hobart 

    Keynote Speaker announced:
    Rod Wiese
    Managing Director & Principal Engineer of Storm Consulting, B Eng – Civil (Hons) FIEAust

    Rod has 24 years experience as a Civil/Environmental Engineer initially in State government, then in the consulting arena.  Rod formed STORM in 1997 and has since operated at a senior role to plan and deliver sustainable stormwater/drainage and wastewater solutions. Over the last few years STORM has been privileged to receive numerous Victorian, NSW and national awards for various categories in stormwater management including Stormwater Harvesting and Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD). 

    Rod is regularly invited to contribute to forums and technical discussions or deliver presentations and workshops on WSUD-related issues. He is also invited to discuss introduction of innovative stormwater management practices into various projects.  Rod also has the privilege of serving on the committee in the Victorian Chapter of the Stormwater Industry Association previously holding the positions of President & Vice President of Stormwater Victoria.
  • CPEE - Pavement Recycling & Stabilisation - July 3 2018

    This short Course is ideal for those seeking a working understanding on stabilisation and is suitable for engineers and engineering technologists, project managers and senior supervisors and operations personnel working for federal, state, or local government, consultants and contractors.

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