2020 Engineering Excellence Awards Gala Dinner postponed to next year

Wednesday 24th March 2021
Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

The health and safety of our Members, guests and nominees is our highest priority.

Each year IPWEA NSW look forward to celebrating your outstanding Public Works projects and colleagues however, after careful consideration and in light of the ongoing COVID-19 developments we have made the difficult decision to postpone the Annual State Conference and Engineering Excellence Awards. We felt this was the best way to proceed during such an unprecedented global situation.

Rescheduling this prestigious event will enable us to provide the experience and recognition that you deserve in a safe environment.

We remain excited to endorse and recognise excellence of Local Government and Public Works projects in March 2021 with specific dates to be announced soon.

Please rest assured that despite this news our expert judges will carefully deliberate your Excellence Award Nomination and your project is still in the running to win.


IPWEA NSW is proud to be hosting the annual Engineering Excellence Awards which aspires to endorse and recognise excellence of Local Government and Public Works Projects. The high standard of nominations and the extraordinary people and accomplishments that have been presented this year are truly remarkable. Every single nominee deserves praise for what they have achieved.

The Excellence Awards enables all of us to appreciate the diversity and innovation of work undertaken by IPWEA NSW Members and their employers. The Excellence Awards also provides the wider community an insight into the outstanding Public Works and Services being delivered in their local area.

This year we received a total of 73 outstanding nominations across 10 award categories highlighting inspiration, innovation, collaboration, development and completion of projects and technical management issues.

IPWEA NSW are extremely grateful for the time and support our judges have so generously given and would like to thank them for their dedication, time and energy given in judging the Engineering Excellence Awards.

A huge thank you to the Excellence Awards Metro and Regional judging panel, Geoff Fowler, Leon Patterson, Karl Schimke, Greg Moran, Bob Missingham and Wayne Cone who had the very difficult and challenging task of inspecting the programs and projects whilst travelling across the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thank you to our category 7 judging panel, David Niven, Paul Yannoulatos and Terry Winning for their hard work in judging the Excellence in Road Safety Award.

We are thrilled to announce our new judge Alan Claire from McArthur and thank him for the extremely tough task of judging the David Abbott Award and the Public Works Leader of the Year Award.

We remain excited to announce the winners and highly commended during the Engineering Excellence Awards Gala Dinner held at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley in March 2021.

IPWEA NSW is proud to announce this year's nominees:



Excellence Awards Key Contact

Aisya Rahayu - Events & Professional Development Coordinator
E: aisya.rahayu@ipweansw.org
P: (02) 8267 3016
M: 0452 274 669

2020 State Conference Sponsorship Opportunities 

The Engineering Excellence Awards are a major highlight of the State Conference and provide Members and Councils with the opportunity to showcase excellence in Local Government and public works projects. As an Excellence Awards Partner, your company will gain premium exposure to conference delegates by associating your brand with any of the 10 award categories. The Award Winners are announced during our gala dinner of the conference.

Sponsorship Opportunities Key Contact
Jenny Ban - Events Manager
E: jenny.ban@ipweansw.org
P: (02) 8267 3006
M: 0478 804 773



Award Categories

Categories Description Partnered By 
Category 1

 Design and Construction of a Local Government/Public Works Project
 1A Projects less than $500,000
 1B Projects greater than $500,000 but less than $5 million
 1C Projects greater than $5 million

Category 2

 New or Improved Techniques including; Innovation and/or Introduction or Techniques or   Outstanding Management Initiatives or Outstanding Achievement in Asset Management

Category 3

 Innovation in Water Supply and Wastewater

Category 4

 Workplace Health and Safety

 Pro Visual
Category 5

 Excellence in Road Safety Engineering

Category 6

 Environmental Enhancement Project or Initiative including Recovering, Recycling and Resuing

Category 7

 Local Government Excellence in Road Safety

Category 8

 Multi-Disciplinary Project Management

Category 9

 The David Abbott Award (under 35)

Category 10

 Public Works Leader of the Year



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