Murray Erbs has 40 years work experience including 30 years working in local government in a range of rural, regional and urban councils in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. The last 22 years before retiring early in 2017 was as the Senior Engineer in his employing Council.
Murray grew up in Shepparton, Victoria and obtained a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from Swinburne Institute of Technology, Melbourne. He has also been awarded a Graduate Diploma of Engineering from Deakin University, and a Postgraduate Diploma of Management from University of Southern Queensland.
Murray continues to contribute part time to the Institute of Public Works Engineers Australasia (IPWEA) and is currently Chair of the National Asset Management Strategy Council for IPWEA. His career includes experience on State Boards of IPWEA in both NSW and Qld and as Chair of the NSW Roads and Transport Directorate.
Murray’s professional passions have been to explore improved techniques in the selection and maintenance of infrastructure assets that underpin service delivery to the community. A “pet” frustration is when agencies at any level of government and across jurisdictions waste time and/or effort