The 3rd Annual Development Engineering Forum is going Virtual! 

The 3rd Annual Development Engineering Forum is NSW’s leading forum, streamlining engineering processes within the Public Works and Engineering sector and relevant for all levels of Public Works professionals. In conjunction with our Membership and Technical Panels, the program has been designed by Engineers for Engineers.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, IPWEA NSW remains committed to ensuring the well-being of all Members and participants while delivering a first class virtual event experience regardless of the current climate and geographical location.  

Each year we look forward to bringing people together for an incredible live experience, and this year will be no different. This highly interactive event will be a two half day live virtual experience taking place on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th October 2020 between 9:30am – 1:00pm as Local Government professionals and developers come together and discuss policy, practice, matters for advocacy and legal developments demonstrating how to achieve success on current projects by implementing new practices and minimising risk.

This Forum is specifically designed for Council Engineers, Design Engineers, Town Planners and Development Engineers in the Public Works Sector. You will walk away with new processes to implement and execute. A platform for great debate, discussion and desired outcomes on completing projects more efficiently.

Join your peers as we listen to industry leaders discuss the challenges facing the Engineering space, the future of NSW urban development, current design guides, best practice as well as the relevant legislation. Additionally, you will have an exclusive opportunity to establish new connections with leading industry partners and much, much more.

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Key Event Information 

Platform: Held virtually using an online webinar platform

Theme: 'Keeping Up With the Pace of Change in Urban Development'

  Date Time
  Day 1 Wednesday 14th October 2020 9:30am - 1:00pm
  Day 2  Thursday 15th October 2020 9:30am - 1:30pm

What you will get as a Virtual attendee 

  • Full access to all sessions/presentations on both days
  • Connect with presenters, sponsors and attendees
  • Engage in discussions and ask questions before and during the event
  • Live polling
  • Virtual Networking Lounge 

3rd Annual Development Engineering Forum Prices

 IPWEA NSW Members  $480.00 + GST
 IPWEA NSW Non-Members  $585.00 + GST


Meet Our Master of Ceremonies, Toby Travanner 

Toby has 30 years of experience making him the most trusted conference professional.

Toby is also a highly sought-after business coach, keynote speaker and training facilitor.

He combines the roles of consultant, keynote speaker, sales person, manager and facilitator into his role as an MC.

Being expert in a number of industries and well-versed in most of the rest, Toby is more than just intros and housekeeping. 

Hear From Our Expert Speakers

Day One - Wednesday 14th October






Rex Wightley

Chief Engineer

Dept of Planning, Industry & Environment






Kate Swain


McCullough Robertson






Eva Vicic


McCullough Robertson






Dirk Jol

Program Coordinator – Subdivision

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council 






Joe Strati

 General Counsel

City of Canterbury-Bankstown






David Yee

Coordinator Engineering Approvals

Blacktown City Council 






Fran Binns

Chief Executive Officer







Joe Rizzo

Engineering Design & Approvals Manager

Griffith City Council  






William Barton

Executive Manager

City of Canterbury-Bankstown 

Day Two - Thursday 15th October 






Arjan Rensen

Manager Roads & Transport Directorate







Nandini Mehta

AUS-SPEC Manager







Stan Kondilios


Hall & Wilcox

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In addition to our interactive Q&A, now is the chance to have your voice heard by submitting your questions prior to the online event. Please feel free to email your questions to before Wednesday 7th October.

Please Note: IPWEA NSW can not guarantee that all submitted questions will be answered on the day.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities Key Contact
Jenny Ban - Events Manager
P: (02) 8267 3006
M: 0478 804 773



Reach the audience shaping and leading the future in the Public Works Industry!

Delegate Inquiries

Delegate Key Contact
Siana Cairns - Events & Administration Coordinator 
P: (02) 8267 3013
M: 0408 570 601