One of the world’s leading engineering, architecture,
environmental and construction services companies, GHD, has been
recognised for its commitment to local government clients.
GHD’s Angela Fry received the 2016 Woman in Engineering award at
this year’s Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia,
Queensland (IPWEAQ) Excellence Awards.
Leading the company’s team of more than 20 consultants in
Toowoomba and south-west Queensland, Angela has more than 18 years’
experience as a civil engineer and project manager, working in both
the public and private sectors.
The award acknowledged Angela’s outstanding project management
and leadership skills in delivering major projects, such as the
$50M Outer Circulating Road, as well as her focus on mentoring and
inspiring junior engineers and students.
Angela says, “It is very humbling to have won this award after
being nominated by Toowoomba Regional Council. I am inspired by the
power of well-designed infrastructure to create better communities
South Burnett Regional Council collected awards for the
Gordonbrook Water Treatment Plant Upgrade and the Kingaroy
Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade. GHD provided construction
superintendent services for these projects.
In response to long-held community concerns regarding water
quality, the upgraded Gordonbrook Water Treatment allows for a more
cost effective raw water source for council and provides a secure
water supply to customers.
The Kingaroy Wastewater Treatment Plant introduced
Australian-first technology to save capital, operations and
maintenance costs while reducing energy consumption and improving
Leigh Cunningham, IPWEAQ Chief Executive Officer, says the
awards “recognise excellence, innovation, forward thinking and
sustainability in the delivery of projects that benefit Queensland
“The criteria addresses innovation, but also stakeholder
engagement and the contribution to the community and local
Jim Giannopoulos, GHD’s Manager – South Queensland,
congratulated Angela on her achievement and said the award was a
fantastic reflection of Angela and her team’s strong relationships
with local government clients.
“Every day our people bring their local knowledge and
experience, as well as the capabilities of our global network, to
help our clients address the challenges facing our growing regions,
to build lasting community benefit.”