LSC News - March 2022

March 3, 2022

welcome to new members

A special welcome to the land surveying members who have recently joined SSSI.

  • Joshua Ksiazkiewicz, SA
  • William Kitson, QLD
  • Scott Kinna, SA
  • Yuhao Liu (Vincent), VIC
  • Franco Rea, SA
  • David Connell, QLD
  • Shaye Fraser, VIC
  • Anna Muldrock, NSW
  • Anthony McClaren, VIC
  • Leo Bateman, VIC
  • Angela Ryan, NSW

national LSC committee

Introducing the SSSI National LSC Committee for 2022

  • Lee Hellen (Chair)
  • Michael Nietschke (Deputy Chair)
  • Steve Hogan
  • Amy Peterson
  • Anna Riddell
  • Ian Harper
  • Tony Proust
  • Alex Bakunowicz
  • Rob Sarib
  • Paul Reed
  • Peter Murphy
  • Joe D'Aloia
  • Michael Giudici
  • Geoffrey Patterson
  • Lindsay Perry
  • Heath McMahon
  • Matt Duckham
  • Murray Dolling


Land Surveying Webinar Series: Did you know? 

SSSI Victoria and the National Land Surveying Commission are pleased to present a four part webinar series entitled "Did you know?" Our fantastic speaker, John Parker, will present two interesting land surveying topics per session.

This series of talks will appeal to those who have an interest in survey related history and areas of survey that many surveyors may not have had the opportunity to be involved in. These are not technical presentations but topics of general interest with a survey and spatial information flavour.

Did you miss Part 1? -  How the Australian States came about | Issues with Victoria’s Borders | NOW AVAILABLE VIA eCPD

Did you miss Part 2? -  How the metre was determined | French Discoveries along Victoria’s Southern coast | NOW AVAILABLE VIA eCPD

Part 3 - 21 March 2022 - Australia’s role in land ownership systems in developing countries | Life and times of a Surveyor-General | REGISTER NOW

Part 4 - 28 April 2022 - The Importance of Geographic Names | How Electoral boundaries are determined? | REGISTER NOW

About the presenter
John Parker held the position of Surveyor-General of Victoria from 1989 to 1998 which also included being an electoral commissioner and having responsibility for naming of places. He has been an adviser on education and training, and research and development to three Universities and is considered a technical expert in cadastral and land tenure matters, spatial data, survey and mapping matters and the naming of geographic features and places.

John has provided consultancy services internationally in land administration including land tenure reform and online delivery, institutional management, quality management and toponymy to the World Bank, United Nations, USAID, in Laos, China, El Salvador and Governments including Greece, Colombia, Costa Rica and Hong Kong. International activities have included roles in the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) and the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names (UNGEGN) for Asia, South East and Pacific South West Division

He has been involved in organising all or part of conferences/seminars on behalf of the International Federation of Surveyors in Australia, Argentina, United Kingdom, South Africa, Czech Republic, South Korea, USA, China, Kenya and Mexico (also on behalf of the United Nations and the Permanent Committee on Spatial Data infrastructures for the Americas).

Prior to being Surveyor-General, he was Chief Surveyor of the State Electricity Commission of Victoria. His initial 19 years of work was in a private firm of surveyors, engineers and town planners.

national standard of competency for surveyors: have your say!

CRSBANZ have a commitment to the principle of mutual recognition of professional registration between the jurisdictions of all Australian States and Territories and New Zealand since 1892.

By 1 July 2022, a new national Automatic Mutual Recognition of Occupational Registration (AMR) scheme will be in operation in most jurisdictions. This has provided impetus for CRSBANZ to work towards legislative and administrative reforms that will progressively eliminate jurisdictional differences.

The project to establish a National Standard of Competency for Licensed or Registered Surveyors builds on recent CRSBANZ research projects to establish surveying degree qualifications and review of different competency assessments enforced by the various boards prior to accepting graduates for registration.

The Review of the National Standard of Competency for Licensed or Registered Surveyors (affiliated by CRSBANZ) Issues and Opportunities Paper  is currently out for comment.

SSSI is preparing a submission in response the Issues and Opportunities Paper. If you would like to contribute to SSSI’s submission, please click here to provide your feedback. Or email your feedback to

Otherwise, you may choose to submit your feedback directly to CRSBANZ via the Issues and Opportunities Paper feedback form by Monday 14 March 2022. 

SSSI recently held a webinar: CRSBANZ - National Standard of Competency for Surveyors which hihglighted key details contained within the Issues Paper. This webinar is now available via eCPD

Lee Hellen
Chair. SSSI National Land Surveying Commission

The Land Surveying Commission, Working Groups and Task Forces are be supported by the Commissions and SIG Manager:


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