Technical Panels

Asset Management Panel

The purpose of the Asset Management Panel is to enhance the collective asset management knowledge and expertise of the IPWEA membership and, by liaising with organisations with similar ideas and responsibilities, use that knowledge and expertise for the benefit of the IPWEA membership, the government and public works industry and the community.

Objectives of the Asset Management Panel

  • To develop IPWEA policy on asset management matters of relevance

  • To raise government awareness (at all levels) of the IPWEA position on asset management issues including providing recommendations for government inquiries or when specific action may be required

  • To increase awareness of asset management practice amongst IPWEA membership, council staff, councillors, external practitioners and the community

  • To enhance expertise in asset management practice amongst IPWEA Membership, council staff, councillors and external practitioners.

Members of the Asset Management Panel

Paul Gallagher - Nambucca Shire Council (Chair)
Kylie Kerr - Moree Shire Council
John Maretich - Port Stephens Shire Council
Geoffrey Paton - Blayney Shire Council
Nicola Daaboul - Assetic
Matt Sorenson - Kyogle Council
Andrew Grant - Queanbeyan-Palerang Council
Chris Best - Bega Valley Shire Council
Stewart McLeod OAM - Retired
Francine Binns - IPWEA NSW and ACT

Innovation Panel

The purpose of the Innovation Panel is to ask Industry Leaders, Experts, Stakeholders and Young IPWEA to share challenges, issues, worries, experience and knowledge to find out what the Future Needs of the IPWEA NSW and its members are likely to be, going forward.

Objectives of the Innovation Panel

  • To be actively aware of developments in Technology and Innovation including the impact of Disruptive Technologies on behalf of members.

  • To investigate such matters as new construction equipment, software, AI, Machine Learning, new systems and management processes.

  • To disseminate this information to the membership by way of promoting Training, Conferences, e mail and blogs/vlogs.

  • To communicate advances in Technology and Innovation with third parties such as Industry and Government.

Members of the Innovation Panel

Bill Woodcock - COMPLETE Urban (Chair)
John Anderson - NSW Public Works Advisory
Francine Binns - IPWEA NSW and ACT
Tim McCarthy - Morrison Low
Nathan Skelly - Liverpool Plains Shire Council
Ashley Brinson - The Warren Centre
Roger Hadgraft - University of Technology
Michelle Whitehurst - Sutherland Shire Council
Glen Edgtton - NSW Public Works Advisory
George Bounassif - Ku-ring-gai Council
Grant Baker - Blayney Shire Council
Megan Schlotjes - Northern Beaches Council

Project Management Panel

The purpose of the Infrastructure Project Management Panel is to make a significant and measurable contribution to improve infrastructure project management awareness, knowledge and expertise in NSW. This may be achieved by asking Industry Leaders, Experts, Stakeholders and Young IPWEA to share challenges, issues, worries, experience and knowledge to discuss critical project planning matters faced by IPWEA NSW and its members on previous, present and future projects.

Objectives of the Project Management Panel

  • To develop IPWEA NSW policy on infrastructure project management matters of relevance

  • To raise government awareness (at all levels) of the IPWEA NSW position on infrastructure project management issues including providing recommendations for government inquiries or when specific action may be required

  • To increase awareness of infrastructure project management practice amongst IPWEA NSW membership, council staff, councillors, external practitioners and the community

  • To enhance expertise in infrastructure project management practice amongst IPWEA NSW membership, council staff, councillors and external practitioners

  • Develop the knowledge and skillset of the IPWEA NSW members in infrastructure project management techniques by creating an environment and conditions in which to achieve a particular goal or objective in a controlled manner by offering training in leadership, effective communication, negotiation, conflict management, planning and problem solving

  • Development of relevant tools, guidelines and training

Members of the Infrastructure Project Management Panel

Joshua Devitt - Charles Sturt University (Chair)
Austin Morris - Riverina Water County Council
Francine Binns - IPWEA NSW and ACT
Richard Jane - Forbes Shire Council
Simon Boulton - NSW Public Works
Robert Staples - Robert Staples & Associates
Tim Mackney - Tweed Shire Council

Road Safety Panel

The Road Safety Panel contributes, within the state-wide strategy, to making New South Wales roads the safest in the world. The goal of the panel is to enhance the collective road safety knowledge and expertise of the IPWEA membership and, by liaising with organisations with similar ideals and responsibilities, use that knowledge and expertise for the benefit of the IPWEA membership, the local government industry and the community.

Objectives of the Road Safety Panel

  • To develop IPWEA policy on road safety matters of relevance

  • To raise government awareness (at all levels) of the IPWEA position on road safety issues including providing recommendations for government inquiries or when specific action may be required

  • To increase awareness of road safety practice amongst IPWEA membership, council staff, road safety practitioners and the community

  • To enhance expertise in road safety practice amongst IPWEA membership, council staff, councillors and road safety practitioners

Members of the Road Safety Panel

Grant Baker - IPWEA NSW and ACT President
Francine Binns - IPWEA NSW and ACT
Arjan Rensen - Roads & Transport Directorate
Ai Jen Lim - Roads & Transport Directorate
Paul Yannoulatos - Taylor Thomson Whitting
Joseph Le - Centre for Road Safety -TfNSW
David McTiernan - ARRB GroupMelanie Suitor - Parkes Shire Council
Adam Mularczyk - Central Coast Council
Oleg Sannikov - TEF Consulting
David Niven - Fairfield City Council
Terry Winning - Winning Traffic
Amy Beutel - Gwydir Shire Council
Fiona Frost - Blacktown City Council

Development Engineering Panel

The purpose of the Development Engineering Panel is to assist in the delivery of the Annual Development Engineering Forum and potentially assist in the area of stormwater, Water Sensitive Urban Design, open spaces as well as Development Engineering.

Objectives of the Development Engineering Panel

  • Promote what DVEs do and their importance to LGNSW and Councils

  • Assist with communicating the importance of DVE in the assessment of DAs and subsequent
    gifting of asset to Councils

  • Contribute and ensure DVE is included in any cadetship programmes and career pathways

  • Contribute to DVEs in the refinement of Council’s specifications (in particular AUS-SPEC #1) and
    DCPs

  • Contribute to the IPWEA NSW Development Engineering forums by providing key industry topics
    and speakers

  • Communicate and promote DVE in IPWEA NSW events/conferences and professional
    development opportunities and innovation.

Members of the Development Engineering Panel

Will Barton - Canterbury Bankstown Council (Chair)
Craig Hopfe - The Hills Shire Council
Musarrat Khan - Dubbo Regional Council
Geoff Fowler OAM - Subject Matter Consultant
Keith Davies - Subject Matter Consultant
Giuseppe Rizzo - Griffith City Council
Jack Bond - Murray River Council
Francine Binns - IPWEA NSW and ACT

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