6th-10th March 2006
visioning a Sustainable Future
City Council - The
Natural Edge Project
Engineering and Water Management & Training Week Workshop
Sustainable Solutions Program
Townsville, 6th March 2006
to Sustainable Engineering $220 course fee
A one day professional course for engineers (290kb
(Conducted by The Natural Edge Project).
Townsville, 7th March 2006
Infrastructure Program ($20
Townsville, 8th March 2006
Water Management Program ($20
Visioning the Future Workshop Results 2005 (.pdf)
Engineers, businesses, environmental sectors, high school and University
students came together, in a few short weeks, to create visions
for the future of Sustainable Engineering in Townsville and the
greater Tropical North Queensland.
Townsville City Council (TCC), business units Citiwater and Citiworks,
promoting a Centre for Excellence in Tropical Design (CETD - Sustainability
and Innovation) and with support from Ergon Energy, the Queensland
Water Directorate and Creek to Coral, presented an event that was
“a must for current and aspiring engineers and those interested
in a sustainable future.”
“Engineers: Visioning a Sustainable Future” was coordinated by
TCC in partnership with the Natural Edge Project (TNEP) and followed
on from the highly successful L. Hunter Lovins tour of Australia,
which brought her to Townsville in March last year.
The event was designed to actively challenge and engage attendees
to identify and vision practical steps and strategies to support
sustainability in the tropics.
Deputy Mayor of Townsville and Chair of the Sustainable Development
Committee, Cr. Ann Bunnell spoke at the event and was very pleased
that Townsville was able to host this pioneering event.
“Engineers have such an important role in our society; they are
responsible for maintaining and developing our city’s infrastructure
and the way they work impacts both on the environment and our lives,”
Cr. Bunnell said.
“We want to empower people who are either studying Engineering,
have an interest in the profession or who already work in this field,
with the knowledge of how to incorporate sustainable practices into
their work and vision the future.”
“We specifically involved high school and University students with
Engineering professionals, so these students could develop the tools
of how to integrate sustainability throughout their studies and
into the workforce and become excited with the new challenges of
The events included an Introduction to Sustainable Engineering
fee-paying course, and two conference sessions (Visioning the Future
in Sustainable Infrastructure and Total Water Management) as well
as providing a tour of local sustainable infrastructure initiatives
in engineering and showcasing waterways management.
Local school students from years 9-11 were involved in workshops
aimed at developing their awareness of sustainable engineering.
Change Champion workshops for year 12 and first-year engineering
University students explored Sustainable Change Agents.
The event ran from March 6-10 at Jupiters Hotel and Casino.
For further information,
contact Townsville City Council: 07 4727 9314, firstname.lastname@example.org