Inspire : Public Works Mar Apr 2013
28 Public Works Professional March-April 2013 2013 IPWEA NATIONAL CONFERENCE EXPLORE NEW TERRITORY 11-15 AUGUST 2013, DARWIN, NORTHERN TERRITORY With the future of the industry on the agenda, the IPWEA National Conference is the must-attend event for public works professionals in 2013. This year's biennial IPWEA National Conference will head to tropical Darwin, capital of the Northern Territory and the hub of some of Australia's most signifcant natural, cultural and historic heritage. Strong growth sees the NT now recognised as Australia's leading economy with major infrastructure projects in progress and a place to be for engineers. A bevy of world-class speakers from Australia and abroad will discuss the latest issues and share their experiences and ideas. Those selected to present papers will have the opportunity to show their work and insights to a wide cross section of the profession. There will also be a range of stream sessions that will discuss the most important matters -- audience participation is welcomed and encouraged. Furthermore, the fnal day of the conference will see delegates offered a choice of technical tours to some of Dar win's most important areas. The conference will be held at the Darwin Convention Centre, at the heart of the city's spectacular waterfront district. The site itself is historically signifcant: the Indigenous Larrakia people traded with the Makassan people from moder n-day Indonesia in the harbour; and there are relics from early Malay and Chinese settlement. To celebrate the achievements of the industry, there will be a high-quality social program, including the Welcome Reception at Crocosaurus Cove, the Experience Darwin Dinner at SkyCity Casino and the Gala Dinner fnale at the Darwin Convention Centre. August is a popular time in Darwin and intending delegates should book fights/accommodation early. For more info visit w ww.ipwea.org.au/dar win2013 or call All Occasions Management on (08) 8125 2200. ••• TECHNICAL TOURS This year, attendees will have a choice of three technical tours that will encompass a variety of signi cant landmarks, infrastructure and capital works projects in Darwin and its surrounds. The tours will also include lunch stops. TOUR 1 AROUND DARWIN The Around Darwin tour will visit several of the city's important historic and cultural sites, including the Defence of Darwin Experience, the World War Two Tunnels and the Darwin Waterfront, the site of early Malay and Chinese settlement, and the area's enormous Indigenous cultural heritage. Lunch will be held at the picturesque site of the Darwin Sailing Club. TOUR 2 ROBERTSON BARRACKS AND NEW CORRECTIONAL CENTRE This tour will visit Robertson Barracks the home of Australia's 1st Army Brigade which operates Australia's mechanised force and the 1st Aviation Regiment, which operates the Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter. The tour will make its way to new residential subdivision works at Darwin's satellite city Palmerston. A er an 'o the grill' lunch, the tour will proceed to the construction site of the $495 million Darwin Correctional Precinct in the Holtze area. TOUR 3 DARWIN RIVER DAM AND TERRITORY WILDLIFE PARK The third tour will start at the newly constructed water park at Palmerston before travelling to the Darwin River Dam, the largest dam in the Northern Territory, 45km south east of Darwin. The dam delivers 90% of Darwin's water supply. Lunch will be at the Territory Wildlife Park and delegates will be free to explore the delights of the park before the a ernoon visit to the World War II tunnels at the Darwin waterfront.
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