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Celebrating excellence and innovation in public works

Shelley Hancock – Minister for Local Government

Thursday, 7 November 2019

The achievements and contributions of engineers from across the State was celebrated at the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA – NSW) Engineering Excellence Awards this evening.

Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock joined this year’s winners at an awards ceremony in the Hunter Valley to celebrate their accomplishments.
“This year’s award winners are pioneers and emerging leaders who have demonstrated outstanding commitment and innovation in public works,” Mrs Hancock said.

Among the recipients of awards include Eurobodalla Shire Council for innovation in water supply and wastewater, City of Canada Bay Council for its 5 Senses Garden and Shellharbour City Council for its new civic centre.

“Our council’s punch well above their weight to deliver infrastructure for local communities and it’s never been more important to celebrate the significant contribution public works engineers make to our great State.

“With NSW in the midst of a major infrastructure boom, we need more talented people like tonight’s award winners working in engineering jobs to cement our State as a leading destination to live and work.

“I thank outgoing IPWEA CEO John Roydhouse for his dedication to the Institute and for his commitment to developing and fostering the talent of the next generation of engineers.”

IPWEA’s annual Engineering Excellence Awards recognise excellence of local government and public works projects across the State.
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MEDIA: Nicholas Story | Minister Hancock | 0438 255 020

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