IPWEA Victoria Awards for Excellence 2010

Welcome to our website profiling the finalists in this year's IPWEA Victoria Awards for Excellence. The award categories were: Capital Project Award, Innovative Practice/Service Delivery Award, and Best Journal Paper Award. Details of the finalists in each category can be seen by clicking on the menu entries on the right hand side of this page. The awards were announced on Thursday 13th May 2010 at a Gala Dinner held at Sofitel Hotel Ballroom and the winners were:

Wellington Shire Council team the winner in the Capital Project award for the Kilmany Resource Recovery Centre.

Darebin City Council team the winner in the Innovation/Service Delivery award category for the Darebin Climate Change and Peak Oil Adaptation Plan.

Jon Aujard from Shire of Campaspe the winner in the Best Journal Paper category for his published paper relating to Levels of Service for Roads.

Read Media Release here.

Capital Project Award

Design and/or construction of a significant public works infrastructure project of any scale that demonstrably adds value to the benefiting community. This is a broad category, which can include projects ranging from structural engineering through civil engineering, hydraulics and hydrology, coastal and environmental engineering projects and may include roads, bridges, drainage, open space and traffic management devices.

There was hot competition in this category. The finalists were (in alphabetical order):

Innovative Practice/Service Delivery Award

Initiatives that relate to the development and implementation of practice or services in public works engineering that may be considered additional and/or exceptional to an agency's day to day activities. This category also provides for special projects, and may include activities in water, sewerage and waste water, and drought management.

The finalists for this category were:

Best Journal Paper Award

This is the first time that this award has been presented. It is a requirement that the awardee be a member of IPWEAvic in order to obtain this award.

Journal papers written by IPWEAvic members and published in the Public Works Engineering Journal in the 12 months proceeding the date of close of nominations for the award were considered by the evaluation panel.

We had some great entries for this category. The finalists were: