Our purpose is to enhance the quality of life for all Queensland and Northern Territory communities by advancing the skills, knowledge and resources available to those involved in the planning and provision of public works and services.
A meeting, chaired by Geoff Wilmoth was held in Rockhampton 7 October 1970 proposing the formation of a Queensland local government engineer’s association. The inaugural meeting of the Local Government Engineers’ Association of Queensland (LGEAQ) was held at Southport, 2 October 1972, attended by approximately 50 engineers from various local authorities. TJ (Jim) Abbiss was elected as our founding President.
The name of the association was changed in 1999 to the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia, Queensland then again in 2015 to the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia, Queensland. In January 2020, the Institute became a Company Limited by Guarantee. As a registered charity, we are able to remove ‘Ltd’ from our name.
IPWEA-QNT became a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) 1 July 2015.
The IPWEA-QNT Board comprises eight members including the Branch President/Chair of each of the five branches.
The President of IPWEA-QNT for the two years commencing from the 2021 AGM held in Cairns, 13 October is Angela Fry.
We plan to Inform, Connect, Represent and Lead
Our state-of-the-art training facilities in Eagle Farm, Public Works Professionals has three training rooms, two Boardrooms, two meeting rooms, a Video Studio and functions space, the Engine Room. Available for bookings.