IPWEA NSW 2017 State Conference

Engineering, Taking NSW Forward

This year's Conference is shaping up to be bigger than ever, and for the first time, we are hosting a Young IPWEA/First Timers' Networking Function. IPWEA (NSW)  would like to invite you to join us at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley from Wednesday, November 8, to Friday, November 10, 2017. 

You won’t want to miss this!

The event will bring together technical partners and stakeholders who are engaged in infrastructure, asset management, road and rail safety, transport, water and waste water, risk management, environmental sustainability, technical innovation and technology. The conference encourages representatives from across the profession and the Local Government sector to join together, exchange ideas and engage in discussions on how “Engineering can continue taking NSW Forward”.

The Conference offers a broad range of topics and sessions with speakers representing: The Impossible Institute, NSW Police Force, Consolidated Land and Rail Australia, Transport for NSW, Australian Driverless Vehicle Initiative, Traffic Engineering Centre and Tamworth Regional Economic Development amongst others.

A panel session on Managing Infrastructure and Community Safety will be facilitated by ABC presenter Fran Kelly. Panelists include: NSW Highway Patrol, Office of Local Government, the Shadow Minister for Local Government, Statewide Mutual, Australian Road Research Board, McCullough Robertson, Transport for NSW and NSW Councils.

Drawing delegates from all over New South Wales, metropolitan rural and regional areas are always well represented. The conference is of particular relevance to people who provides support and projects within infrastructure and public works, and usually attracts an audience of Engineers, Public Works Managers, Group Managers, Supervisors, Technical Staff, Councillors, Directors, General Managers, other Public Works’ disciplines including Management Utilities and State Government Departments.


Besides from the above, the Conference offers an extensive program including; 

  • Executive Master Class Wednesday afternoon on Leadership and Team building by Peter Berry.
  • Welcome Reception with peers Wednesday evening
  • The largest exhibition space to date with an extension of outdoor displays
  • Concurrent streams of technical papers and peer presentations  
  • Outdoor demonstrations and the Highway Patrols new Concept Car
  • Annual IPWEA (NSW) AGM with announcement of new Board
  • Addresses from Mayor of Cessnock, Bob Pynsent and Member of Parliament, Clayton Barr MP
  • The revered Engineering Excellence Awards Gala Dinner
  • Highly Commended and Winners in 11 categories including; The Minister for Local Government's Award for Innovation in Local Government Engineering
  • Workshop for Young IPWEA Members Saturday morning on Leadership and Building Job Relations
  • Partner Tour Thursday 





10:00am - 1:00pm Hunter Valley Zoo

Hunter Valley Zoo is a safe, caring and natural environment that ensures the welfare of all species housed. Discover all sorts of animals, feed them, enjoy the views and join in on the keeper talks.

Enjoy a light lunch in the Zoo before next stop on the Partner Tour.

1:00pm - 4:00pm Wine and Cheese Tasting Tour

A bus will take you (and your wine) back to Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, just in time to get ready for the Awards Gala Dinner starting 6.30pm with pre-dinner drinks 


Hunter Valley Get Away

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley offers a range of various accommodation types so whether you need a standard room, guest house or a one or two bedroom villa it can all be arranged, so why not bring your family and enjoy a weekend in Hunter Valley as part of the Conference!? The Venue comes with lots of facilities and opportunities such as a golf course, an on site spa, pool, tennis court, own brewery and restaurant, basketball court, gymnasium, volleyball, croquet, giant chess and checkers, teen lounge, water dragons kids club, games room etc. Below are links and ideas for you to make the most out of your stay in Hunter Valley;

 Ubika SpaLovedale BreweryShuttle for Wine ToursHunter Valley ZooBeyond BallooningSlattery Helicopters    


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 Gold Partner

Silver Partner


For event and sponsorship inquiries, please contact:
Carina Jakobsen,, Events & Operations Manager, IPWEA NSW 
e: carina.jakobsen@ipwea.org | p: 02 8267 3006 | m: 04 7880 4773 
a: Level 12, 447 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000