The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) is a professional organisation providing member services and advocacy for those involved in delivering public works and engineering services to the community. Membership includes organisations and individuals in state, local government and in private industry.

IPWEA promotes professionalism, education and technical knowledge and holds strategic alliances with many other related organisations.

IPWEA is a federation of State Divisions responding to State based issues with a National Office to attend to national and international matters.

The WA Division has an office in Perth and a regional branch in the States south west.

The Division is active in developing and promoting the technical expertise and experience of our members. We are involved in a number of activities to achieve this goal including

  • Representation on key State and Local Government policy making and advisory committees
  • Special projects to encourage Local Government best practice
  • Organisation of high profile conferences, seminars and training activities to inform our members and other practitioners of the implications of industry best practice and technical standards, as well as changing legislation and emerging issues
  • Organisation of special interest panels to provide a forum for members to raise and discuss issues that are of interest and impact upon them in their profession

IPWEA has formed special interest networks, which meet regularly to further develop strategies and innovations in a range of areas.