IPWEA NSW & ACT Engineering Excellence Awards

The highly anticipated Engineering Excellence Awards aspire to endorse and recognise excellence of Local Government and Public Works Projects. This is achieved through inspiration, innovation, collaboration, development and completion of projects and technical management by our Members.

As part of the annual State Conference, all Councils throughout NSW are encouraged to nominate projects and programs irrespective of size and share best practice with peers in the industry.

Besides from putting forward programs and projects, the Engineering Excellence Awards are the perfect opportunity to nominate and recognise inspirational, hardworking and passionate individuals in your organisation.

Some benefits of submitting a nomination include:

  • Recognition for your organisation and the Project Team
  • Inclusion in the Engineering Excellence Awards Booklet on the IPWEA NSW website
  • Receipt of an Award trophy that can be displayed
  • Recognition of your value to your organisation in being part of the Engineering Excellence Awards Gala Event
  • The opportunity to present a paper on your project at the IPWEA NSW State Conference 

Each project nominated for an award showcases the individual as well as the team ambitions to improve the local communities in which we reside.

This is your best opportunity to put your team in the spotlight and receive the recognition you greatly deserve through the Engineering Excellence Awards.

If you have an outstanding Public Works project or an enthusiastic colleague that you would like to put in the spotlight, please click here.



2021 Engineering Excellence Awards Key Dates

Call for Award Nominations Open

Monday, 10 May 2021

Call for Award Nominations Closes

Friday, 30 July 2021

Inspections/Judging to Commence 

From late August

Engineering Excellence Awards Gala Dinner

Thursday, 10 March 2022

Excellence Awards Key Contact
Aisya Rahayu - Events & PD Coordinator
E: aisya.rahayu@ipweansw.org
P: (02) 8267 3016
M: 0452 274 669



IPWEA NSW and ACT 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 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 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.

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

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