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The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) invites you to participate in the Sustainability in Public Works Conference, ‘Resilience for our Communities‘.  

Conference Venue

Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach
Cnr The Grand Parade & Princess Street
Brighton Le Sands
Ph: 02 9556 5111

Key Dates

Registration available: January 2018
Closing date for submission of abstracts:
Friday 2nd February 2018
Notification of accepted abstracts:
Friday 2nd March 2018
Closing date for early & presenter registration:
Friday 6th April 2018
Full paper or extended abstract submission:
Friday 4th May 2018

Why Attend

The conference will build upon the learnings and outcomes of the 2014 and 2016 conferences by addressing the latest developments and future trends that public works professionals must be aware of when planning, creating or managing public work assets or programs, or when advising decision makers, or engaging with the community.

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About the Conference

The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) invites you to participate in the Sustainability in Public Works Conference, ‘Resilience for our Communities’. Sustainability has matured into a mainstream management process with regulators and developers now treating sustainability as normal practice. For sustainable public works, this reflects improved resilience for our communities.

The conference is to be held at the Novotel Brighton Beach, Sydney from 14 – 15 May 2018.  

The conference will build upon the learnings and outcomes of the 2014 and 2016 conferences by addressing the latest developments and future trends that public works professionals must be aware of when planning, creating or managing public work assets or programs, or when advising decision makers, or engaging with the community.

Special sessions will feature key players in the hot sustainability areas of street lighting; urban landscaping and community development; built environment and infrastructure; and smart technology. Those who attended the 2016 conference will be encouraged to report back on projects or other initiatives based on one or more of the Top 5 Sustainability Priority Actions identified at the 2014 conference.

The core topic areas will cover:

  • Roads, bridges and pavement technology that enhances resilience
  • Social, cultural and indigenous resilience for our communities
  • Impacts of climate change on public infrastructure
  • Technical innovation that imbeds resilience into public infrastructure

Other conference sessions will focus on sustainability and related topics such as climate change, asset management, sustainable roads and stormwater/ drainage/ WSUD.

The conference will address key questions that challenge public works professionals.

What are the pressures and risks that our infrastructure and our communities will face? What are the new technologies, ideas and innovations that will help us meet those challenges?

What are the practical steps we can take today and the pathways we should follow to make our infrastructure more resilient and better able to continue meeting community needs into the future?

And how do we engage our communities in meaningful dialogue to engender their support for our work?

About the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia

The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) is the peak professional organisation providing member services and advocacy for those involved in delivering public works and engineering services to the community.

Members come from the wide range of professions involved in public works and services – engineers, technicians, public works directors, contractors, consultants, managers, and strategic planners. Over 4,000 members plus a 25,000 community means we have a powerful reach to ensure maximum exposure.

Further information can be found at www.ipwea.org