Trainer - Ken Halstead

The objective of this course is to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to be an effective practitioner in NSW local government engineering and engineering management sectors. IPWEA NSW and the presenter aim to ensure that participants obtain the necessary legal knowledge and practical skills to resolve challenges associated with the provision of infrastructure. This could be in construction, reconstruction, maintenance or administrative processes that local government provides on behalf of local communities, whilst complying with the provisions of NSW legislation. Participants will acquire the skills and knowledge to solve ‘real’ problems in an efficient and cost-effective manner.





Trainer - Tom Anderson

This program covers the administration of local government contracts and the basic elements of contract law. The program is designed for  engineering, finance, administration and any other managers who are involved in the decision making process regarding the use of contracts and competitive tendering in their organisation as well as design or construction staff working in the field or office.






Trainer - Will Barton

Councils across NSW are responsible for millions of dollars of infrastructure assets. These assets, including: roads, water supply, sewerage, stormwater, buildings and recreational facilities, underpin our modern way of life. Every day staff in councils need to make difficult decisions about investment, maintenance renewal and upgrade of existing assets, whilst facing demands from the community to build new infrastructure. This course is suited to works officers, technical and operational staff and Councillors, plus managers and other staff who may be unfamiliar with asset management.





Trainer - Peter Cassilles

The purpose of the training is to provide some guidance for supervisors, works staff and young engineers in preparing, organising, managing, undertaking and completing works.  It covers methodology in all aspects of the work with reference to legislation and regulations applicable to the task.  The program also includes workshops for practical application. This course is applicable for any employee in the Works Section of Council in order to understand the roles and responsibilities of persons undertaking civil infrastructure maintenance and construction: Supervisors, gangers, leading hands, plant operators, trainee engineers, graduate engineers, etc.





Trainer - Patrick Holland

Session 1: Review of environmental factors (REF) – when is a REF required? What should be included in a REF? (including format, content and consultation)

Session 2: Environmental impact statement (EIS) – when is an EIS required? What should be included in an EIS? (including format, content and consultation)

Session 3: Commonwealth environmental approval requirements – when is a referral required under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) and what type of assessment will be required for impacts on matters of national environmental significance? The role of bilateral agreements in NSW and what they mean for the assessment and approval of your project.

Session 4: The magical world of the Infrastructure State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) – what forms of development can be carried out as exempt and complying development?

Session 5: The magical world of the Infrastructure SEPP – what forms of development can be carried out as exempt and complying development?

Session 6: Other forms of environmental approvals – what else is required in addition to your planning approval? How do the requirements to obtain these approvals align with planning law? A discussion of how to best plan your projects to obtain all your relevant approvals in the timeframes that you require.





Trainer - Ann Morris

This course has been designed to assist Local Councils to develop road safety strategic plans and integrate them into the Local Government integrated Planning and Reporting Framework. 

Course Delivery includes:

Reducing road traffic injuries and their impact on public health is an objective both nationally and internationally and local government has a legal and community responsibility to play its part. The Guide to Road Safety Strategic Planning walks you through the process of developing a plan against the Safe System approach and apply Safe Systems approaches to higher level road safety planning and support the push to Toward Zero.





Trainer - James Ball

Many Council activities require an assessment of the flood risk in the urban areas.  The publication of a revised Edition of Australian Rainfall and Runoff (ARR) has resulted in many changes in recommended approaches to the estimation of design flood magnitudes.

The purpose of this workshop is to work through and apply many of the changes in the new edition of Australian Rainfall and Runoff. Both the theory and the practical will be discussed over the two days.