New views of the engineering skills shortage

Engineers Australia has launched its latest statistical overview of the engineering profession in Australia, which it says sheds light on the concerning state of the engineering workforce. The report, now into its 15th iteration, is based on Australian census data and offers high-level insights about the engineering workforce. This edition covers the 2016-2021 census surveys […]


Engineers Australia appoints new president

Engineers Australia has announced the appointment of Dr Raj Aseervatham as National President and Board Chair. Dr Aseervatham has more than 35 years’ professional experience, starting his career as a civil infrastructure engineer in local and state government. He has worked in two ASX 50 mining companies and one ASX 50 energy company, consulting and audit/assurance firms […]


Roadmap for addressing engineering skills crisis

Engineers Australia has developed a new report that it describes as a roadmap to address Australia’s engineering skills shortage in the short, medium and long term. Strengthening the Engineering Workforce identifies five factors influencing the profession’s supply of engineers and provides an inventory of tangible initiatives which could lessen current and future shortages. Supply factors […]


Romilly Madew moves to Engineers Australia

Engineers Australia has announced Romilly Madew AO as its new CEO, following the retirement of Dr Bronwyn Evans in May. Madew was appointed CEO of Infrastructure Australia in early 2019, and before that was CEO of the Green Building Council of Australia for 13 years. In acknowledgment of her contribution to Australia’s sustainable building movement, […]

Events and conferences

Where do we go after COP26?

ClimateWorks Australia is holding a webinar on Tuesday, November 23 about how infrastructure can help deliver net zero after COP26. ClimateWorks Australia says infrastructure influences around 70 per cent of Australia’s annual greenhouse gas emissions. With pressure mounting from the private sector and public stakeholders to fulfil the net zero ambition, how can Australia adapt […]

Events and conferences

Infrastructure plan focuses on resilience and sustainability

Infrastructure Australia has published the 2021 Australian Infrastructure Plan, calling for a new wave of infrastructure reform that contemplates sustainability and resilience to fully leverage the Australian government’s $110 billion infrastructure spend and drive the national COVID-19 recovery. The 2021 Plan provides Australia’s infrastructure sector with a 15-year roadmap that Infrastructure Australia says will drive […]

General News

Infrastructure Australia updates Assessment Framework

Infrastructure Australia has published new guidelines for the development and assessment of major infrastructure proposals. Infrastructure Australia says the 2021 Assessment Framework is a contemporary approach to guide infrastructure decision-making in Australia. “It provides clear and concise instructions on how to develop strong business cases and aims to streamline approval processes,” the organisation says of the framework. […]


Davina Rooney named GBCA chief executive

Davina Rooney will join the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) as the organisation’s new chief executive officer. Rooney replaces Romilly Madew. Boasting a civil engineering background, Rooney was most recently in a senior sustainability position at property group Stockland. “Davina is a well-known and highly respected leader in our sector, and we are delighted […]