Inspire : Inspire Winter 2016
71 TASMANIA SOUTH AUSTRALIA Gary Neil – President IPWEA Tas IT HAS BEEN PLEASING TO SEE A CONTINUED GROWTH IN the Division membership during the past few years. During the past six months, we have welcomed some six new members. In the context of our Division this is about a 5% increase. I think this grow th reflects the value we offer to members as a Division, and recognition of the continuing relevance of IPWEA. The Executive has been working on a number of projects, which are now drawing to a conclusion; these are a standard drawing review and subdivision guidelines review. Revised documents will be released in the near future. The E xecutive is investigating a review of the existing Tasmanian Municipal Specifications (which are currently out of date). Watch this space for infor mation later in the year. Members of the Executive have been engaged in a state-wide working group developing a model fr amewor k for a Stormwater System Management Plan, a document required to be prepared by councils in Tasmania in the near future. From time to time you will have received some information on training oppor tunities offered by the Victoria Division of IPWEA. We see this as a great oppor tunity to make members aware of targeted training oppor tunities and suppor t the effor ts of our Victorian colleagues. I look forward to meeting members at our various events. As always, get in touch should you have any queries or sug gestions . Rita Excell – President IPWEA SA THIS IS MY FIRST PRESIDENT’S COLUMN SINCE BEING APPOINTED in December 2015 and I am privileged to have inherited a membership of 538 with an ex tremely high retention rate. Together with the board, I am keen to maintain our relevance to our members by demonstrating the great value from being a member of the IPWEA SA community. Ear lier in the year, we held our state conference and awards. Congr atulations to all the winner s and thank you to our member s for their ongoing suppor t of these two major events. Our awards sponsor ship was fully subscr ibed this year and the nominations and winner s of these awards really did showcase the great exper tise and innovation that exists in SA. Going for ward for the rest of the year, we have an ex tensive progr am of engagement with our member s including our regional meeting (July), Industry Breakfast Briefing, BEST Footy Tipping windup (September), the YIPWEA Golf Day (October) and our annual AGM (December). This year we also filled two casual vacancies on the board, welcoming back Angelo Catinari from the City of West Torrens and also welcoming Kathryn Johnson from the District Council of Por t Pirie. She joins Megan Bonehill as a Regional Council Representative on the Board. The nex t six months will see the IPWEA SA Board concentrate on aligning our constitution with the National Board constitution, facilitating collabor ation bet ween state and local gover nment and providing our member s with professional development oppor tunities through par ticipation in both for mal and infor mal activities. Finally, at the end of this year, we expect to be able to release the outcomes of our two largest bodies of work, the Infrastructure Guidelines and Low Volume Asphalt trials. Both of these projects could not have been possible without the tireless effor t of the individuals involved in the respective sub committees, who contributed significant hour s voluntar ily to improve IPWEA SA members’ ability to deliver public works more efficiently and effectively. Carmel Clark IPWEA Tas, +61 3 6272 2034, email@example.com – www.ipwea.org/tas Executive Manager IPWEA SA, +61 8 8125 2277, firstname.lastname@example.org – www.ipwea.org/sa Contact Contact AROUND THE DIVISIONS LOOKING AHEAD TO THE BALANCE OF THE YEAR, A NUMBER OF EVENTS ARE IN PLANNING: Technicalsessiononwaste management Annual General Meeting and technical session Tasmanian Works and Engineering conference 24 June, Hobar t 2 September, Launceston 28 and 29 October, Countr y Club Casino, Prospect.
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