PROGRAM

Conference program

Key Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: Closed
Full Paper or Extended Abstract Submission: 24 May 2019
Early Bird Registration: Open now
Author Registration Deadline: 7 June 2019
Early Bird Registration closes: 21 June 2019
Conference Dates: 25-29 August 2019

SUNDAY 25 - International and Young Delegates Welcome

An exclusive invitation-only event dedicated to welcoming our international delegates and delegates under the age of thirty-five.

Date:       Sunday 25 August 2019
When:      5.00pm – 6.00pm
Where:    Hotel Grand Chancellor
Dress:      Neat Casual

SUNDAY 25 - Welcome Reception

The Welcome Reception is the first official function of the 2019 Conference. Join delegates and partners for drinks, refreshments and networking. The Reception will be held in this year’s Conference venue; Trade Expo, Hotel Grand Chancellor.

Date:                          Sunday 25 August 2019
When:                         6.00pm – 8.00pm
Where:                       Trade Expo, Hotel Grand Chancellor
Additional Tickets: $80
Dress:                         Smart Casual

Sponsored by:

MONDAY 26 - Conference Day 1

7.30am – 8.15am 

Breakfast

Trade Expo

8.45am – 10.30am 

Session 1 
Plenary

Official Opening Ceremony & Welcome
MC Robyn Moore Welcome to Country
Hon Her Excellency Governor Tasmania
Australasia President Address IPWEA Leading the way in public works
Komatsu Platinum Sponsor Address
Engineers Australia President Address
IPWEA Individual Awards
IPWEA Excellence Awards Preview
Keynote Address: “The Power of the Word in Creating Vibrant Futures from Solid Foundations, Robyn Moore

10.30am – 11.00am

 Morning Tea

Trade Expo

11.00am – 12.30pm

Session 2
Concurrent

2A: Asset Management State of Play – Sponsored by Core Business Australia
2B: Wastewater
2C: Transport Planning
2D: Pavement Materials I
2E: Stakeholder Engagement I
2F: Emergency Management

12.30pm – 1.30pm

Lunch 

Trade Expo

1.30pm – 3.00pm

Session 3
Plenary

“Beyond informed to transformed!”  (human beings vs human reacting’s)  
Workshop presented by Robyn Moore

In this highly entertaining workshop, Robyn will take you on an unforgettable inquiry which will clear away the complaints, noise and distractions that steal so much time at work and at home…and which also steal leadership, excellence, professionalism, results, family and relationships.

3.00pm – 3.30pm

Afternoon Tea 

Trade Expo

3.30pm – 5.00pm

Session 4
Concurrent

4A: Asset Management Case Studies – Sponsored by Core Business Australia
4B: Water Supply
4C: Road Network
4D: Pavement Materials II
4E: Stakeholder Engagement II
4F: International Good Stuff

MONDAY 26 - Casual Dinner - Taste of Tasmania

Enjoy a fun and relaxing ‘taste of Tasmania’ casual dinner held at the Princess Wharf 1. Delegates will delight with the wonderful food and drinks on offer and can unwind after the first official day of the Conference.

10-minute stroll from Hotel Grand Chancellor.

In honour of our event sponsor TechnologyOne we encourage all delegates to dress for the occasion and wear something that represents a number ‘one’ hit, this can be from a movie or hit song of any era!

Date:                           Monday 26 August 2019
When:                         7.00pm – 10.00pm
Where:                       Princess Wharf 1
Additional Tickets: $150
Dress:                          Wear something that represents a number ‘one’ hit

Sponsored by:

TUESDAY 27 - Conference Day 2

7.30am – 8.15am 

Breakfast

Trade Expo

8.45am – 10.30am 

Session 5 
Plenary

YIPWEA Chair Address, Ben Clark
CSU Engineering: A New Chapter in Engineering Education, Euan Lindsay, Foundation Professor of Engineering, Charles Sturt University
Q&A
A Graduate’s perspective, James Thompson, Cadet Engineer, Eurobodalla Shire Council
Research – Opportunities and Risks for Todays Workforce Leaders Panel Discussion
Management by Millennials: As the baby boomer workforce ages and rapidly approaches retirement, the new wave of managers are all millennials.  What changes to workplaces, structures, and decision making can we expect? 

10.30am – 11.00am

 Morning Tea

Trade Expo

11.00am – 12.30pm

Session 6
Concurrent

6A: Buildings – Sponsored by Core Business Australia
6B: Stormwater I
6C: State Roads
6D: ARRB
6E: Project Management I
6F: YIPWEA I

12.30pm – 1.30pm

Lunch 

Trade Expo

1.30pm – 3.00pm

Session 7
Concurrent

7A: Good Stuff I (Asset Management) – Sponsored by Core Business Australia
7B: Stormwater II
7C: Road Network Management
7D: ARRB
7E: Project Management II
7F: YIPWEA II

3.00pm – 3.30pm

Afternoon Tea 

Trade Expo

3.30pm – 5.00pm

Session 8
Concurrent

8A: Good Stuff II (Asset Management) – Sponsored by Core Business Australia
8B: Stormwater III
8C: Road Safety / Traffic Management
8D: ARRB
8E: Urban Renewal
8F: YIPWEA III

TUESDAY 27 - YIPWEA Pub Night

More information coming soon. 

WEDNESDAY 28 - Conference Day 3

7.30am – 8.15am

Breakfast

Trade Expo

8.30am – 10.00am 

Session 9 
Plenary

Excellence Awards Preview
Gold Sponsor Address
Keynote Address: The State of Waste, Mike Ritchie, Managing Director of MRA Consulting Group
Q&A
Improving Service and Reducing Costs Using a “Service Transformation Approach” Through Technology, Data       
Analysis and Service Re-engineering, Peter Welling, Managing Director, Serco.

10.00am – 10.30am

 Morning Tea

Trade Expo

10.30am – 12.00pm

Session 10
Concurrent

10A: Good Stuff III – Sponsored by Core Business Australia
10B: Open Space
10C: Asset Management Decision Support I
10D: Pavement Management I
10E: Environment
10F: Pavement Surfaces

12.00pm – 1.00pm

Lunch 

Trade Expo

1.00pm – 2.30pm

Session 11
Concurrent

11A: Good Stuff IV – Sponsored by Core Business Australia
11B: People and Culture
11C: Asset Management Decision Support II
11D: Pavement Management II
11E: Smart Cities
11F: Capital Works Delivery

2.30pm – 3.00pm

Afternoon Tea 

Trade Display

3.00pm – 4.30pm

Session 12
Plenary

Final Keynote Address:
The Circular Economy and its Application in Public Works, Ashleigh & Jaine Morris, Coreo
A Circular Economy is an economic performance-based model that relies on decoupling growth from the consumption of finite resources whilst designing waste out of the system and it’s finally gaining momentum in Australia. Learn how this model is transforming systems and public infrastructure to create social, environmental and economic capital.
Circular Economy Panel Discussion
Closing Address and Invitation to 2021 Conference in Adelaide, IPWEA President

4.30pm

 

Conference Closes

WEDNESDAY 28 - Komatsu Grand Platinum Conference Dinner

The Grand Platinum Conference Dinner will be a night of sophistication and elegance, held in the stunning Wrest Point Casino.

Celebrate the successes of fellow colleagues with the presentation of the IPWEA Awards and enjoy the carefully selected food and wine options. This will be the last social event of the Conference and a night not to be missed!

Transfers: Ferry departure at 6.00pm from Brooke Street Pier | Return coach transfers from 10.00pm

Date:                      Wednesday 28 August 2019
When:                    6.30pm – Late
Where:                  Wrest Point Casino
Additional Tickets: $170
Dress:                    Formal Attire

Sponsored by:

THURSDAY 29 - Technical Tours

Technical Tour 1 – Environmental
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm | Cost: $75
Antarctic Centre and Grandvewe Cheeses and Sheep Whey Vodka.
Nestled among the foothills of Mt Wellington, Hobart offers visitors the chance to experience a setting of exceptional beauty. This tour will highlight some of the stunning natural landscapes surrounding the city and give delegates a taste of the area’s industries. Setting off from the Hobart Grand Chancellor by bus, delegates will first arrive at the Antarctic Tasmania, where they will enjoy a tour of the centre and Antarctic gateway infrastructure. From the mid-19th century, trail-blazing explorers relied on the Port of Hobart and the expertise of skilled Tasmanians to support their expeditions to and from Antarctica. 
We will then head to Oyster Cove at Kettering. Following lunch at Oyster Cove Inn, originally the summer residence of Alfred Cotton, one of Tasmania’s richest men of the 19th Century, the tour will board the bus for Grandvewe Cheeses and Hartshorn Sheep Whey Distillery. Situated on 80 acres of pristine farmland overlooking the D’Entrecasteaux Channel and Bruny Island, the farm produces eight different types of cheese and was winner of the 2017 Australian Beverage of the Year for its unique sheep whey vodka.
On the tour’s final stop, attendees will observe a recent subdivision in Kingston that provides an excellent example of water sensitive urban design principles.
Tour includes transfers, morning tea and lunch.

Technical Tour 2 – Roads and Bridges
Time: 9.00am – 3.30pm | Cost: $70
Walking tour of new foot bridges at Fountain Roundabout and Legacy Bridge and finish at the Cenotaph. Summerleas Road Project and Spring Farm Subdivision. Lunch at Home Hill Winery.
The day will start with a walking tour of a number of newly built bridges that are helping connect a growing Hobart including the $11 million Bridge of Remembrance. This bridge is an important link between the Cenotaph and the Soldier Memorial Avenue. Spanning over the Tasman Highway this bridge, opened in April 2019, provides a beautiful entry point to the city. The Bridge of Remembrance is a pedestrian and cycling bridge that will provide a safe connection between the Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre, the many sporting facilities on the Domain and the Regatta Grounds, the intercity cycleway and Sullivans Cove.
The tour will then board a bus before inspecting the Summerleas Road Project – a grade separated interchange used to improve a previously high-accident intersection – and the Springfarm Estate Subdivision, where the use of water sensitive urban design can be observed.
Next is lunch at Home Hill Winery, located a 30-minute drive south of Hobart in the picturesque Huon Valley, before arriving back at the Hobart Grand Chancellor.
Tour includes transfers and lunch.

Technical Tour 3 – Buildings and Streetscapes
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm | Cost: $100
This tour commences with a slow drive through Hobart looking at Battery Point and the old building before going to Lenah Valley and Glenorchy to talk about the urban renewal projects before arriving at Mona. Free time and lunch at Mona.
The tour will begin with a slow drive through Hobart, providing attendees with a fantastic chance to immerse themselves in historic Battery Point – home to the legendary Salamanca Market – and the area’s picturesque colonial buildings. Fun fact: in the early 19th century, Battery Point was the site of a battery of guns that protected Hobart. Then, it’s onward to Lenah Valley to inspect the Lenah Valley Retail Precinct Upgrade. The Augusta Road shopping village in Lenah Valley was upgraded to improve the quality of the streetscape and pedestrian amenity and to provide vibrant, accessible and attractive social spaces for the community. 
Next, we’ll head to Glenorchy for a tour of the Glenorchy CBD Revitalisation Project, currently being undertaken to bring the heart of the area to life. This includes works to make the area more usable for pedestrians by minimising the impact of vehicles and providing street art, feature lighting and wide pavements. 
Attendees will then arrive at Mona and, after receiving a private presentation on the world-famous building’s construction, enjoy a delicious antipasto platter for lunch. Then, it’s up to you – feel free to explore Mona until 5pm, or if you prefer you can catch the ferry back to Hobart at 3pm.
Tour includes transfers and lunch.

Technical Tour 4 – Parks and Waste Management
Date: Thursday, 29 August 2019
Time: 9.00am – 4.15pm | Cost: $90
McRobies Gully Waste Management Centre drive to top of Mount Wellington – talk on the guard rail project and Brewery tour.
The tour kicks off with a visit to McRobies Gully Waste Management Centre, then continues with a drive to for a tour of this tranquil hideaway. First constructed in the 1860s, the Waterworks reservoirs capture the flow of creeks and rivers rising on the higher slopes of Mt Wellington. The area is popular with families and bushwalkers, featuring numerous walking tracks, picnic areas and playgrounds.
Attendees will then board the bus for a drive to the top of majestic Mount Wellington, where they will learn about the recent Mt Wellington guard rail project, and – weather permitting – venture to the top of the mountain to admire the stunning views out over Hobart.
Then, it’s on to the iconic Cascade Brewery for lunch. Established in 1824 as a humble sawmilling operation in the foothills of Mount Wellington, Cascade is now Australia’s oldest operating brewery. Attendees will have the chance to tour the brewery and peek behind its gothic sandstone façade to learn more about its history and brewing processes.
Time permitting, we will then visit the Hobart Rivulet – Until the 1860s, the rivulet was the main source of fresh water for the settlement and the colony grew up along its banks. 
Tour includes transfers and lunch.

Please note that all tours are subject to minimum and maximum numbers. Please book early to guarantee a seat.