About Us

About Us

The peak association for infrastructure asset managers and professionals whom deliver public works and engineering services.

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Our Purpose

We support the people responsible for developing, delivering and managing public infrastructure to create thriving communities.

We build networks, connect people and share ideas.

We initiate, advocate, collaborate and educate.

We value and nurture our IPWEA family.

We enable better public works.

Our Values

IPWEA Victoria people share a set of core values that define our accepted standards and behaviours – the “dos”and “don’ts” around IPWEA Vic. They define us as an organisation, the way we work together, and with our Board, staff, communities and stakeholders.

  • Respect – we treat people with fairness and equity, acknowledging our communities, cultures and heritage. We provide a safe, nurturing environment;
  • Integrity – we demonstrate honesty, transparency, fairness, and clear boundaries in all our interactions;
  • Passion – we strive, stand up for what we believe in, and go the extra distance. We want to make a difference to people’s lives;
  • Excellence – we are committed to excellence in everything we do. We are innovative, responsive, and continually raising the bar;
  • Recognition – we recognise the contributions that IPWEA Vic people make, and we celebrate their successes;
  • Ownership – we hold ourselves accountable for our actions, take ownership, and deliver on our promises;

Our Organisational Structure

Our organisational structure comprises:

  • The Board – elected members responsible for corporate governance, strategy, finance and risk;
  • Executive – comprising the President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Company Secretary;
  • Chief Executive Officer – responsible to the Board for the operations of the company and fulfils the role of Company Secretary;
  • Support Team – Communications, IT, Member Support and Accounts;
  • Committees;
    • Strategy, Finance, Audit & Risk
    • Membership
    • Continuing Professional Development
    • Business Growth
    • Conference
  • Reference Panels – member participation in nominated areas of special interest or technical focus to provide ongoing professional development and networking opportunities, and engineering, technical and professional knowledge to the public works sector.


View our recently elected board members.

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View our recently elected commitee members.

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Regional Opportunities

IPWEA Victoria offers regional public works professionals a range of face-to-face and online networking and CPD opportunities.

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Member Recognition

IPWEA Victoria recognises members who have made a significant contribution to the sector and our association with Fellow membership.

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Municipal Engineering Foundation of Victoria

The Foundation has been in existence for over 30 years. It was established for the express purpose of providing opportunities for engineers working in local government in Victoria to enhance their technical and managerial skills. This is achieved by annually allocating awards and grants to research for a wide range of internal and overseas study topics.

A major focus of the awards is a group attendance at the American Public Works Association Annual Congress followed by individual study tours within USA and UK. These tours are usually three to four weeks duration. Other awards are available for short term study visits and short courses within Australia.

The Foundation is very aware of the benefits to the individual and to the local government industry derived from such study tours, in particular the advantages of overseas exposure.

To recognise the major contribution of municipal engineers, the Foundation also seeks nominations for the Cedric Tuxen Medal for outstanding service to Local Government Engineering and the Leonard Cheffers Excellence Award for an outstanding engineering contribution to Local Government. The former relates to the career of the nominee, and the latter to a significant construction or research project developed and overseen by the particular engineer.

Further details on the awards program are available from the MEFV web site.

For any further information on any aspect of the the Foundation, please visit the website or contact the Secretary, Merv Paton.