2006 – 2008 Awards Program

2008 Overseas Study Tour Scholarships

The following recipients received scholarships in 2008 to study the topics indicated and also attended the 2008 APWA Congress in New Orleans.

Vicki Shelton, Coordinator Road & Drainage Infrastructure, City of Greater Geelong
*Topic: Climate Change and the Environment – Effects of Sea Level Rise on Civil Infrastructure *

Michael Ellis, General Manager Assets & Services, Cardinia Shire Council
Topic: Minimise the Impact of Climate Change on New Developments

Nick Mazzarella, Manager Major Projects & Activity Centres, City of Darebin
*Topic: Environmental Sustainable Design (ESD) to Achieve Carbon Neutral Targets *

Justin Hinch, Design Engineer, Horsham Rural City Council
*Topic: Stormwater Reuse Infrastructure and Effects on Stormwater Reuse Infrastructure due to Climate Change *

David Sutcliffe, Manager Engineering Assets and Services, Baw Baw Shire Council To Attend the IPWEA National Study Tour
Topic: Shared Space and Naked Intersections

2007 Overseas Study Tour Scholarships

MEF Victoria made the following awards available in 2007 to the recipients indicated to attend the APWA Congress in San Antonio, Texas, USA and participate in a study tour to Europe to research the topics indicated.

Jane Waldock, Customer Services Engineer, City of Manningham
*Topic: Mature Driver Behaviour Change Programmes *

Mauro Covacci, Special Projects Engineer, Wyndham City Council
*Topic: Asset and Project Management *

Philip Warner, General Manager Infrastructure, Whitehorse City Council
*Topic:Impact of Infrastructure Investment by the State Government on Council Assets and Asset Management Plans*

Daniel Kollmorgen, Manager Transport Management & Planning, Darebin City Council
Topic: International Experiences of Pedestrian Safety

A further Study Tour was provided to attend the International Solid Waste Association World Congress in Amsterdam and to undertake further study within Europe as follows:

Tony Rijs, General Manager Environmental Sustainability, Kingston City Council
Topic: Planning for the Redevelopment of Former Landfill Sites and the Establishment of Alternative Waste Facilities

2006 Overseas Study Tour Scholarships

In 2006 awards were made available to the following engineers to participate in the IPWEA National Study Tour to USA, UK, and Europe in September to study the topic of Road Safety. Whilst in the USA the members attended the APWA Congress in Kansas City, Missouri:

Mark Varmalis, Manager Civil Development Services, Yarra Ranges Shire Council
*Road Safety : An International Perspective *

Doug Bradbrook, Team Leader Traffic and Road Safety, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council
International Road Safety Initiatives Recommended for Consideration by Victorian Local Government