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This is the hottest engineering skill in Australia

Strong technical skills are no longer a guarantee of employment for Australian engineers, with many employers now demanding ‘soft’ skills. In its April-June 2017 quarterly report, recruitment agency Hays revealed the engineering employment trends that are emerging across Australia. Overall,...

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The young ones

Attracting young engineers remains an ongoing challenge for local government. These two Western Australian councils are shining examples of attracting and supporting graduate engineers – and they’re reaping the benefits. by Carla Grossetti The Infrastructure Undergraduate Engineer...

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Adapting the use of the AMBC Roadmap

Presentation and example file of how the AMBC Roadmap can be adapted to illustrate an Agency's level of maturity in Asset Managemetn or alternatively the same roadmap can be adapted to illustrate how an Agency's existing or planned tools will meet the Financial, O & M and Capital Planning...

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Thought Leader – reconsidering high-performance team development

Following his award-winning presentation at the 2013 IPWEA International Public Works Conference, Thinc’s Graham Scott considers the impact of human relationships on project success. By Graham Scott, Senior Advisor, Thinc It has been reported that...

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Communicating the Public Works Message 6

Robert Ladd reports: Guys I came across this in another group, but I though it was such a genius way for an LGA to communicate with the community so thought I would share it here. #Video #Australia #RoadConstructionMaintenance #ManagementPractice #International


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Honing in on Important Projects

The WikIPEA wiki started with a list of important projects and suggestions as to what might be important in the future. This entry now attempts to drill down into specific projects (of interest) to define steps and what has worked and what has not worked in the past - to help improve into the...


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Communicating the Public Works Message 5

Joanne Petrovic recently resigned from Richmond Valley Council, NSW and prepared a presentation about what it is that Council does. "Well the time has come... After 8½ years employed at Richmond Valley Council I will no longer be employed here. Although I am leaving Council, I still plan to...


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Communicating the Public Works Message 4

Effective October 1, 2012, the City of Rowlett (Texas, USA) will raise water and sewer rates $11.95 per customer per month. For most residential customers, this will increase their monthly utility bill by about 9%. Refuse and drainage fees will remain flat. Jim Proce, Managing Director of...