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Registrations & Program - IPWEA SA Conference & Excellence Awards Dinner - Circular 17.1

To Chief Executive Officer
Information - Engineering Staff
Parks and Recreation Staff
Policy and Strategic Planning Staff
Date 18 April 2019
Contact Patricia Coonan
Response Required Yes Respond By 30 April 2019
Summary Registrations are open for the IPWEA SA Conference and Excellence Awards Dinner with early bird registrations closing on 30 April. This circular provides program and registration information.



The IPWEA SA Annual Conference is an increasingly successful event. The IPWEA SA Conference will combine informative and engaging speakers with the opportunity for industry colleagues to network and discuss important issues.

Date: Friday, 31 May 2019
Venue: Adelaide Oval, North Adelaide

The conference will include presentations on:

  • Keynote Speaker: Delivering Value to the Community – Mayor David O’Loughlin, ALGA
  • Keynote Speaker: Leadership in Engineering – David Hallett, CEO – IPWEA   Victoria
  • Mitigating Shape Loss on Roads Prone to Deformation Using Geosynthetic Reinforced Pavements –   Geofabrics
  • Securing Adelaide’s Agricultural Future Through Recycled Water – Tonkin Consulting
  • Sustainable Road Management Using Surface Enrichment Techniques – Fulton Hogan
  • Tomorrows DBYD Today – Minimising Community Impact by Automating Your DBYD Response – ESRI Australia
  • Ensuring Drainage Infrastructure Operates Effectively When Needed with Smart Condition Assessments – PPS and Port Pirie Regional Council
  • Win Win With Waste Water – Northern Areas Council
  • Sustainable Waste Management – Changing the Way We Keep Our Cities Clean – City of Adelaide
  • Using Car Tyres in Roadworks Rather Than Waste to Landfill – City of Mitcham
  • Young IPWEA

Excellence Awards Dinner

Held the evening of the conference at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the 2019 Excellence Awards Dinner will shocase the best public works projects from across the state from the past year. The overall aim of the IPWEA (SA) Excellence Awards is to:

  • Recognise public works practitioners who achieve innovation and best practice;
  • Create awareness of the level of expertise, innovation, development and management of public works projects;
  • Create awareness of the quality and diversity of public works projects in South Australia; and
  • Recognise excellence demonstrated by IPWEA (SA) Members and individuals employed in the public works field.

Date: Friday, 31 May 2019
Venue: Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide 

There are 10 categories within the IPWEA (SA) Excellence Awards:

1. Excellence in Design and/or Construction of a Public Works Project - Civil

- Civil projects > $1 million and

- Civil projects < $1 million

2. Excellence in Design and/or Construction of a Public Works Project - Water

- Water projects > $1 million and

- Water projects < $1 million

3. Excellence in Asset Management Projects & Practice

4. Excellence in Road Safety Engineering

5. Excellence in Design and/or Construction of a Public Works Environmental Enhancement Project

6. Excellence in the Sustainable Solutions in Public Works

7. Emerging Leader/Individual Commitment to Local Excellence in Public Works Management

8. Professional of the Year/Public Works Leader

For a copy of the program and for registration information, please click on the following link. Early bird registrations close on 30 April 2019:

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