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I always had a passion for engineering, in school I was always the only girl in my science and technology classes who actually found things interesting and fun. I definitely had some people tell me that I couldn’t be an engineer, however that just made me want to succeed even more! I couldn’t be happier with the choices I made to get where I am today!

Today I’m a Graduate Civil Engineer working for a Local Government organisation, a council. I work in the Public Works sector because I’m passionate about making a difference and contributing to the community in which I live.  Working for the Council also means that I get to work on a variety of projects, across a variety of areas and with all sorts of other professions. And in doing this, I get to shape the future of the built environment, the foundations of our societies and the future that generations to come will enjoy; and that is pretty inspirational.

Recently I joined Young IPWEA because I saw it as an opportunity to network, to meet people just like me with similar, but diverse experiences and to share those experiences and help each other with real-life matters.  It is a way to gain industry knowledge and learn about new ideas, apply new technologies and learn about professional development opportunities like the recent career development workshop at the IPWEA NSW State Conference. IPWEA is working to ensure engineering becomes more inclusive with more female engineers, more engineers from diverse backgrounds and we want to embrace engineers with disabilities. Young IPWEA can work together to transform the profile of our industry.


Latest News

  • 08 Mar

    NSW Government embraces Pocket Sally

    News Release                                                   March 2017 NSW Government embraces Pocket Sally Pocket Sally  is a young lady with a growing reputation in the engineering and construction business. She has important friends, and gets around! Pocket Sally represents a commitment  by the infrastructure...
  • 17 Feb

    IPWEA NSW Regional Forums 2017

    The North Coast, Mid North Coast and Hunter Forums kicks off 27th February. This is your chance to meet: Representatives from Boral Asphalt, the Roads & Transport Directorate, Local Government Procurement, Roads & Maritime Services, Pinpoint, Sharpe Bros, slashertek and...
  • 04 Nov

    NSW Local Government Workforce Strategy...

    NSW Local Government Workforce Strategy 2016-2020 was launched by Minister Toole this morning at the LGNSW Annual Conference. IPWEA NSW division has strongly supported this Strategy and is very proud to be a partner of LGNSW. Please Click Here to...
  • 02 Nov

    Excellence Awards 2016

    This year we saw a record high number of nominations – 101 projects and profiles were nominated and 23 highly commended and winners were announced Thursday 27th October 2016 at the Engineering Excellence Awards Gala Dinner at Crowne Plaza Hunter...
  • 13 Oct

    20th Statewide Mutual Annual Risk...

    John Roydhouse, CEO IPWEA NSW and Mick Savage, Manager of Roads and Transport Directorate, IPWEA NSW attended the 20th Statewide Mutual Annual Risk Management Conference this year. See below for a video of their presentation.