Joe La Spina received the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia (IPWEA) – SA Professional of the Year/Public Works Leader award.
Joe is a leader in his field, highly regarded in the industry, and held in high esteem by his peers in Councils in South Australia. He has over 20 years civil and environmental engineering experience on a wide range of civil infrastructure and storm water management projects.
Joe has expertise in the design of innovative water sensitive urban design (WSUD) systems, wetlands, watercourse restoration and erosion control projects, sustainable water management practices, infiltration systems, erosion and sediment control, and conventional storm water management systems.
He has acquired extensive experience on brownfield and greenfield sites including urban and commercial development, public realm design projects and spaces, civil and environmental projects, as well as earthworks and civil works design.
His innovative work in environmental stormwater management has been recognised with several state and national awards. He is an active participant in IPWEA SA events and encourages his staff to also be active members of the South Australian division.