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Mackay Regional Engineering Excellence Awards - Friday 29 November 2013
The Mackay Regional Group's Engineering Excellence Awards reinforced the values that are central to Engineers Australia's purpose; to provide leadership, foster excellence, encourage innovation and promote community confidence in Australian engineering.

A local event celebrating local achievements, the awards night showcased the innovation and accomplishments of engineers living and working in the Mackay region.


  • Professional Engineer of the Year - Dr Edem Berdie
  • Young Engineer of the Year - Shane Ritchie
  • Buildings & Structures - GHD - Hastings Park Mackay - Stage 3 Expansion
  • Project Management - Wilmar Sugar & EDMS Australia - Plane Creek Mill - Boiler 3 Restoration
  • Reports, Procedures and Systems - Aecom Australia and Dept of Transport & Main Roads - Mackay Ring Road Planning Study
  • Project Infrastructure - Dept of Transport & Main Roads - Waverley Creek Rest Area Upgrade


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Tribology: A Discipline Vital for Asset Management Technical Presentation 

This event was streamedlive  to Mackay from Gladstone.

To see the recorded presentation click here.

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Electrical Performance & Reliability Improvement Technical Presentation

Mackay Committee was host to Warner Priest and Charl Kleinhans from Siemens Australia. This was a very high quality training session, brining the attendees up to four hours of CPD points. 

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Racecourse Mill Co-Generation Tour

The inspection was a huge success with close to 50 registrations. Considering the large number of attendees the tour took place in four groups to make it easier for the guides to explain the details of design and challenges of minimum interruption to the daily operation during the design and construction of the new 80 Bar Boiler and Power Station.

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International Women's Day Breakfast

This was the first WIE event in 2013, and was well received by members as well as non-members.

Dr. Fae Martin - the guest speaker- spoke about her professional life and how she became one of the most successful female engineers in the region, if not in the country.

Her advise to all women in engineering was, not to turn down an opportunity because it has been offered to you as a women, since it will be your chance to show how incredible you are as an engineer.

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Hay Point Coal Terminal HPX3 Site Inspection

The HPX3 project will increase capacity at the Terminal to around 55 mtpa and involves:

 • Offshore dredging to construct a new berth pocket (these works are now complete);

 • Replacement of existing trestle conveyors and surge bins;

 • Construction of overland conveyors to transfer coal from the stockpiles to the jetty; and

 • Construction of a shiploader on the new third berth.

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Recorded Presentations


At Mackay Local Committee we understand not all members are able to attend all the events, so we came up with the idea of recording presentations and share them with you so you can gain CPD points even if you missed out on an event occasionally

See list of available presentations below.



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