Works officer associations within Australia have had a long and varied history. The Municipal Works Operations Association (MWOA) of Victoria was founded in 1936 as the Victorian Municipal Superintendents of Works and Overseers Association. The Tasmanian, Queensland and Western Australian Associations have similar longstanding histories. The Tasmanian Association of Municipal Supervisors (TAMS) was founded in 1988, the Works Officers Association of Queensland (WOAQ) was established in 2000, and Local Government Superintendents Association of Western Australia (LGSA WA) in 1990.
The MWOA, TAMS and WOAQ combined their governance arrangements in 2020 to form Municipal Works Australia (MWA). The history and culture of the municipal works industry in Australia was built on the efforts of its members past and present. Certain members have made outstanding long-term contributions to the municipal works industry. These individuals have been recognised by their peers through the awarding of Life Membership of their associations. They are listed below:
Stephen M Robertson