2019 Northern Regional Forum

Join fellow engineers in a day of open learning, recognition, and celebration of local developments aimed at bettering Northern Queensland.
2019 Northern Regional Forum

Northern Regional Forum

Engineering the North: 100 Years of Developing our Communities

 

Join engineers from across Northern Queensland for a day of technical development and open learning for the 2019 instalment of the Northern Regional Forum.

Held in Mackay’s CQ University, you’ll experience a showcase of local projects and concepts as presented by the professionals who are working to deliver them.

2019’s Northern Regional Forum has adopted the theme Engineering the North in recognition of the vast variety of developments happening across the communities that make up North Queensland.

From infrastructure and roads to renewable energy, new-build projects and effective waste management, the program is set to cover a number of the engineering profession’s cornerstones.

The day’s proceedings will feature dedicated networking time with a social function and refreshments to conclude the night.

 

Presentations will include:

  • Mackay Ring Road Stage 1 and Sarina Range project updates - Department of Transport and Main Roads, Pat Aprile MIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus), District Director (Mackay/Whitsunday)
  • CQ University Sports Precinct - Mackay Regional Council (speaker TBC)
  • The Professional Engineers Act: Past, Present and Future - Board of Professional Engineers, Dawson Wilkie FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)
  • North Queensland Stadium: project challenges - Arup (speaker TBC)
  • Heavy Lift Studies - Field Engineering, David Hartigan FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus), General Manager
  • Mates looking out for mates: How peer-based support programs help improve mental health and suicide rates in the Construction, Mining and Energy Sectors - Clare Murray, General Manager, Mates in Mining
  • Renewable energy options for continuous operations - Yurika, Troy Philpot, Business Development Manager
  • Waste Management Reductions: Government Programs - Aurecon, Neil Proposch MIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus), Technical Director, Mackay

 Additional speakers and topics are coming soon.

 

Accommodation Options

For attendees travelling and looking for somewhere to stay for the night, below are some options we found around Mackay:

Riviera Mackay - Offered a corporate rate of $160 per night for a One Bedroom Apartment and $239 per night for a Two-Bedroom Apartment. Please email [email protected] to make your booking.

Direct Hotels Pacific Sands - Have offered 10% discount for attendees of this event with the code "EAQ Event". Please email [email protected] quoting the code to make your booking.

Quest Mackay - Offered a corporate rate of $148.75 per night for a Studio Apartment, $191.25 per night for a One Bedroom Apartment and $314.50 per night for a Two-Bedroom Apartment. Please email [email protected] to make your booking.

Rydges Mackay Suites - Have offered 10% discount for the weekend, 23rd-25th August, with the code "EAQ Event". Please email [email protected] quoting the code to make your booking.

 

Event timings

Forum
8.00am for 8.30am start.  Forum concludes with afternoon tea at 3.00pm

 

 

 

Program

8.00am | Guest arrival and registration

8.30am | Welcome and opening address

8.55am | Mackay Waterfront Priority Development Area by Kylie Rogers, Mackay Waterfront PDA Design Manager, Development Services, Mackay Regional Council

9.25am | TMR Projects Update - Mackay Ring Roade Stage 1; Sarina Range by Pat Aprile, District Director (Mackay/Whitsunday), Department of Transport and Main Roads

9.55am | The Professional Engineers Act - Past, Present and Future by Dawson Wilkie FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus) and Kain Barton, Board of Professional Engineers Queensland

10.15am | Morning tea and networking

10.45am | Waste Management Reduction | Government Programs by Neil Proposch, Technical Director, Aurecon

11.15am | Renewable energy options for continuous operations by Troy Philpot, Business Development Manager, Yurika Energy

11.45am | Mackay ARC site visit and activity 

12.45pm | Lunch and networking

1.30pm | North Queensland Stadium - project challenges by Ian Ainsworth, Queensland Buildings, Arup

2.00pm | Heavy lift studies by David Hartigan FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus), General Manager, FIELD Engineers Pty Ltd

2.30pm | Mates looking out for mates by Clare Murray, General Manager, Mates in Mining

2.50pm | Wrap up of forum, followed by afternoon tea and networking

 

STEM/Community Expo
3.45pm - 5.45pm

Social Function
5.45pm - 7.15pm

**Timings are subject to change

 

The 2019 Northern Regional Forum is proudly supported by:

Date
23 / 08 / 2019 - 08:00 am to 07:00 pm
(
AEST
)
Registration Closes
21 / 08 / 2019 05:00 pm
Venue
CQ University (Building 1 - G03)
151-171 Boundary Road
Ooralea
,
Queensland
,
4740
Cost
Registration
  • Member Rate: $100.00 ($90.91 excl. GST)
  • Guest of Member: $100.00 ($90.91 excl. GST)
  • Guest of Student Member: $60.01 ($54.55 excl. GST)
  • Student Member Rate: $60.01 ($54.55 excl. GST)
  • Guest of Non Member: $130.00 ($118.18 excl. GST)
  • Non-Member Rate: $130.00 ($118.18 excl. GST)
Key Speaker(s)
Various
Host(s)
Engineers Australia
Event Contact
Maximum CPD Hours
5.00