The Municipal Engineering Foundation (MEF) plays a large role in supporting the activities of IPWEA NSW and ACT and its members.
Objects of the Foundation Include:
For the advancement of education relating to Public Works Engineering.
To grant moneys from the Fund to Beneficiaries for the purpose of furthering the objects of the Foundation including incidental expenses such as travel and accommodation.
To provide means whereby the Benefit of such study research and experience may be made available for the common use of Members and of other persons or bodies concerned or interested in Public Works Engineering.
To provide the funds necessary to bring eminent speakers and other persons to Australia to lecture, to demonstrate and to conduct classes in or upon such subjects as may be calculated to assist or improve the practice of Public Works Engineering in New South Wales and the ACT.
To provide and administer the funds necessary to enable Beneficiaries concerned or interested in Public Works Engineering to undertake study and research into and to obtain experience in the science of engineering and engineering practice and allied scientific subjects in countries overseas or within the Commonwealth of Australia.