Local Government Engineers' Association: A centenary history
Hardback | Dec 2019 | UNSW Press | 9781742236537 | 280pp | 240x195mm | RFB | AUD$79.99, NZD$89.99
Few can claim to
affect the lives of every person in every community, but that is the legacy of
local government engineers. Many saw service in both world wars and later used
the diverse skills acquired in war in their peacetime council work. Always
fascinated by new technology, local government engineers have devised improved
methods of road and bridge construction, and taken on vital tasks such as
providing reticulated water to rural communities. As well as facing the
challenge of ‘droughts and flooding rains’, they have designed swimming pools
and airports and been involved in town planning.
This book celebrates the first 100 years of the Local Government Engineers’ Association of NSW, a steadfast advocate for both its members and the broader community.