2009 – 2011 Awards Program

2011 Overseas Study Tour Scholarships

Three participants were selected to undertake an overseas study tour to USA, Canada and the United Kingdom in 2011. The tour included participation in the APWA Congress in Denver, Colorado, USA in September 2011.

Reports by the study tour participants are shown below:

Katherine O’Connell, Project Manager, City of Stonnington Climate Change and Flooding Report – Katherine O’Connell

Chris Lyne, Project Manager – Drainage, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Flood Management and Drainage Strategy – Chris Lyne

Peter Robertson, Director City Infrastructure, City of Warrnambool Re-use of Stormwater

2010 Overseas Study Tour Scholarships

Recipients of the 2010 Overseas Study Tour Scholarships have now completed their tour which included attendance at the APWA Congress in Boston, Ma and visits to the City of San Francisco and the City of Napa in California, the City of Toronto and the City of Waterloo in Canada, the City of Medford, Ma and in the United Kingdom, visits to the Counties of Cambridgeshire and Leicestershire . Reports on topics of research by the scholarship recipients are shown below:

Senaviratna Abeykoon, Manager Assets, South Gippsland Shire Council Study Tour Report – Innovation in Managing Urban Stormwater Drainage Network

Paula Gardiner, Manager Capital Works, Colac Otway Shire Council Study Tour Report – Development and Delivery of Public Works

Philip Jeffrey, Executive Manager Assets & Projects, Moorabool Shire Council Study Tour Report – Procurement and Delivery of Public Works

Raj Manihar, Environmental Coordinator, Baw Baw Shire Council Study Tour Report – Climate Change

Marcus van Enk of the Civil Contractors Federation also participated in the the 2010 Overseas Study Tour and has provided the following report – Study Tour Report – Leading Change Through Vision

2009 Oversears Study Tour Scholarship

An Overseas Study Tour Sholarship was awarded to David Fricke of Moreland City Council to participate in the IPWEA National Overseas Study Tour to USA and Europe in September 2009.
Topic: Tour Report – Sustainable Development