28th National Municipal Works and Engineering Conference

The Board of MWA would like to thank everyone that attended the 28th National Municipal Works and Engineering Conference which was at Prince of Wales Showgrounds, Bendigo on Thursday 24th to Friday 25th March 2022.  Some of the more interesting statistics that arose from the event included: A total of 442 (corporate and local government […]

Austroads interim guidelines for the use of recycled waste plastic in road surfacing

Since Australian governments agreed to ban the export of specific recycled waste plastics soon, there has been an increased interest in repurposing recycled waste plastic in Australia. One potential avenue for this is to use recycled waste plastic in road surfacing applications.  12 – AP-G96-21_Interim_Guidelines_for_the_Use_of_Recycled_Plastics_in_Road_Surfacing The interim guidelines cover the current understanding of the use […]

TAMS Conference Travel Award Winners Announced

The Tasmanian Association of Municipal Supervisors travel award was established in 2019.  The award, which is supported by the national apprenticeship and training provider IntoWork Australia, is open to anyone working within the municipal works field in Tasmania.  The award provides opportunities for Tasmanian based municipal works employees to attend Municipal Works Australia’s National Municipal […]

Alan Jones Joins the MWA Board

Municipal Works Australia is pleased to announce that Alan Jones, the Coordinator Roads and Drainage Maintenance at Golden Plains Shire, has accepted our offer to join the Board of Directors effective the 28 October 2021.  Alan has a long association with the MWA, having serves as the Secretary of the Ballarat Branch. Alan will also […]

OmniGrip Direct Opens its first Queensland Depot

Tired of short-lived high-maintenance surfaces in your bike lanes? Need high friction surfaces that actually last? Want to use more Australian recycled-glass in your projects? Our Platinum Sponsor, OmniGrip Direct has more than 20 years’ experience in coloured bicycle lane and bus lane surfaces using Australian recycled-glass, and calcined-bauxite high friction surfaces. OmniGrip Direct’s Melbourne […]

MWA Board Chair Appointment

At its meeting of 14 July 2021, the Board of the MWA voted unanimously to appoint Mauro Starc  to the position of Board Chair of Municipal Works Australia. Neil Whiteside was re-appointed to the position of Treasurer. Mauro was first appointed to the MWA Board in 2018. He replaces longstanding Board Chair and MWA Life […]

Membership is Now Free

MWA made some changes to our corporate membership packages early last year; we previously have 4 membership categories – we now have three. The changes were made to create a less complicated offering.  There were also some changes made to the pricing of each of the revised packages.  Any extra income we will receive from […]

Komatsu Re-commit to MWA

We are pleased to announce that Komatsu Australia has renewed their commitment to the municipal works sector by signing on as the association’s major supporting partner for 2021/22. Komatsu have also committed to partnering with MWA as the major sponsor of next March’s National Municipal Works and Engineering Conference which will be held at the […]