John Comrie: Making a difference in local government for 30 years

Retirement might be just around the corner for John Comrie, but he’s not quite ready to pull up stumps on a successful career that...

Cadetships key to addressing projected skills shortfall

A traineeship program designed to develop the skills of young people has helped Eurobodalla Shire Council address skills shortages in key areas. Twenty years ago,...

IPWEA CEO David Jenkins: addressing the growing skills shortage

The must read and comprehensive Infrastructure Market Capacity report that Infrastructure Australia released in October makes for sobering reading. It predicts that more than 100,000...

Myles ahead: our new Australasian President outlines his vision for IPWEA

New Zealand native Myles Lind had only been in his first proper job for a week when he received some advice that has shaped...

There is a difference between education and training

Education is defined by Merriam-Webster as the process of gaining knowledge, skill, and development from study or training. Training, on the other hand, is defined by...

David Jenkins: five career-defining benefits of achieving CPAM or CSAM designation

One great strength of the Asset Management Pathway that IPWEA has developed is its integration with the World Partners in Asset Management (WPiAM) Global...

IPWEA profile: How Felicity Furey is helping to develop the next generation of diverse...

Felicity Furey is a young engineer and entrepreneur in a hurry. She was named one of the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence...

IPWEA courses stoked my passion for asset management: Kevin J. Smith from Fire Rescue...

Kevin J. Smith needs to be at the top of his game every day, especially during bushfire season. As Contracts, Safety, Security and Compliance...

Getting the balance right: Port Pirie’s Director of Infrastructure, Kathryn Johnson

Mornings at Kathryn Johnson’s house in Port Pirie are hectic. The Director of Infrastructure at Port Pirie Regional Council has three sons aged 14,...

IPWEA’s five-step plan to support public works engineers

Talking to local government representatives in recent weeks has made one thing very clear to me: our councils are facing unprecedented strain. And there...

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