The IPWEA WA Awards for Excellence provide a great opportunity for the public works sector and local government to showcase individual contributions to the growth and wellbeing of the Institute, excellence in significant engineering projects, and innovative practices in traffic safety management.
We, therefore, welcome you to submit nominations for the Awards that will showcase projects you have been involved in for which there is an opportunity to receive tangible recognition. Winning entries can be used for positive promotion which, in turn, may lead to national recognition. In Western Australia, public works engineering projects of the highest calibre continue to be delivered to the community, often without due recognition. There are many reasons why projects are not submitted for consideration.
As a result, they lose out on winning awards – and more – due to default rather than a lack of industry or community recognition. The public works engineering sector deserves to be showcased and, by nominating for the awards, you are not only making your organisation’s presence felt but also benchmarking your project against the very best in industry. As such, this opportunity should not to be missed, and we urge you to submit an early nomination. We extend our best wishes to you and look forward to receiving your Award nominations.
VIEW 2018 AWARD WINNERS
F.J. BRYANT OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD
This Award is made by the Western Australian Division of the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia, to an individual or organisation in recognition of outstanding service to the Institute.
G.K. WATTERS LOCAL GOVERNMENT ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE AWARD
This Award is made by The Western Australian Division of The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia to recognise Excellence in Local Government Engineering. It is one of the few opportunities for Local Government Engineering to achieve peer recognition.
THE SARKIS PETROSSIAN AWARD FOR INNOVATIVE PRACTICE IN TRAFFIC SAFETY MANAGEMENT
This Award is made by the Western Australian Division of the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia to recognise achievement through the use of innovate practices in the field of Traffic Safety and Management. Innovation and cost effectiveness will be major determinants in the judging of this award.
THE DR KEN MICHAEL AWARD
With a tradition going back 85 years – since The Institution of Local Government & Highway Engineers was established in 1930 to represent professionals working in the public works sector – the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia in Western Australia has been committed to providing excellent service to all Western Australian communities in the regional, remote or metropolitan areas of our great State.
This award is established to recognise and celebrate a very special and unique individual for his/her “outstanding service and commitment to public works in Western Australia.
EMERITUS MEMBERSHIP AWARD
Emeritus Membership is the highest award that can be bestowed on any member of the Institute. Pursuant to Policy the IPWEA Board on the recommendation of a Division makes the awards. To be eligible the nominee must be a Fellow and have served the community for at least twenty years in the delivery of public works and services. They must also have made a major contribution to the Institute and the contributions must be outstanding in character and well recognised by both the membership and the community generally.
YOUNG IPWEA EMERGING LEADER AWARD WESTERN AUSTRALIA
A key focus for the Institute is attracting and retaining young people in public works engineering. With that in mind as well as the desire to recognise industry leaders, the IPWEA has developed an Award for emerging leaders.
There shall be annual State Young IPWEA Emerging Leader Awards and a biennial Australasian Young IPWEA Emerging Leader Award made at the IPWEA International Public Works Conference. The winner of the Australasian award will be a person who has typically been nominated through one of the State awards. If there is an exception to this rule, it will be the Australasian Board’s decision to add or subtract any nominees.
IPWEA AUSTRALASIA AWARDS
The NEW IPWEA Australasia Award Categories are as per bew.
Nominations for these Awards are determined via entry into the State Conference Awards with winners then nominated for the Australasian Awards.
Best Public Works Project: under $2.0m b.$2.0m – $5.0m c. >$5.0m
Excellence in Asset Management
Excellence in Project Innovation
Excellence in Water Project
Excellence in Road Safety Project
Excellence in Environment & Sustainability
IPWEA Australasia Public Works Medal for Project of the Year