SSSI QLD News - August 2018

July 31, 2018

Please find below information on what is happening at the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute Queensland as of August 2018.


Chair Report

Qld Regional Chair -  Roy Somerville

The main focus this month is on our upcoming Spatial Innovation for Future Generations - SSSI Qld Conference 2018. Early Bird Registration ends 10 August so I would encourage you to register before then to save $50.

The SSSI Conference Committee have done an excellent job in developing a program that gives a true glimpse into how our industry is travelling now and into the future.

The program includes some fantastic speakers across all industry specialisations of surveying and spatial science from academia, government and the private sector . These include Simon Costello, Peter Blanch, Professor Sisi Zlatanova, Jimmy Scott, Jeff Portwain, Steve Jacoby and Stefan Hrabar.

Details of our conference program is available on our Conference Website.

Your attendance at the Conference will support the development and enhancement of our professional community which will positively influence our industry for the future.

Young Professional Speed Networking Event

In support of our Young Professional Community, SSSI Qld will be hosting a Young Professional Speed Networking Event on the Wednesday 22 August, the day before the Conference.  This is open to all Young Professionals and Experienced Professionals, for more information click here.

2018 Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards - Queensland

On Friday, 24 August the 2018 Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards - Queensland will be given out to deserving recipients and celebrated.  I am pleased to advise that on this special evening the Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, Hon Dr Anthony Lynham, will be in attendance.   Help celebrate this prestigious evening and support our winners by attending, for more information click here.



Reinstatement for the less experienced 

Friday 20 July | 2pm – 6pm | RPS Australia, Sunshine Coast
Over 20 local Sunshine Coast based surveyors recently attended Ewen Sneddon’s workshop on Reinstatement logic and methodologies.  SSSI thanks RPS Australia for providing their Birtinya office for providing the venue for this informative session. Ewen continues his run north, with workshops being held in Rockhampton and Cairns in August.

Northern Group Early Career Support Fund

On Tuesday 24 July, Townsville SSSI members held their regular town group meeting to discuss topical issues of the region and network with colleagues from across the profession.  At this meeting, they also presented certificates to the three local young professionals who were the recipients of the Northern Group Early Career Support Fund – Vaughn Golding, Jake Linnett and Mitchell Whittington. 

These worthy winners receive $500 each to assist them in travelling to Brisbane to attend their residential school lectures as part of their Bachelor Degrees.

For further information please see

Paul Hoskins (Town Group Convenor), Mitchell Whittington, Vaughn Goulding and Jake Linnett


Member Highlights

SSSI Qld are proud to have the following members join/re-join SSSI for July 2018. 

We welcome our new members and hope to continue on this great momentum in the months to come.

  • Mr George Mylne - Member Re-admission - Engineering & Mining Surveying and Land Surveying 

  • Mr Christopher Billington - Member - Engineering & Mining Surveying and Land Surveying   


Events Coming Up 



To view recordings of our past webinars click here.


Reinstatement for the less experienced 

Friday 10 August | Rockhampton | Register

Reinstatement for the less experienced 

Saturday 11 August | Brazier Motti, Cairns | Register

YP Speed Networking Event

Wednesday 22 August | Brisbane | More information/Register

Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute Queensland Conference 2018
"Spatial Innovation for Future Generations"

Thursday 23 – Friday 24 August | Brisbane | More information

Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards - Queensland

Friday 24 August | 6.30pm – 11.00pm | Brisbane | More information


Lunchinar Series - Easements
Tuesday 11 September | 12 - 1pm | Online | Information and registration


Central Group Conference

Thursday 18 – Friday 19 October | Rockhampton Leagues Club


Northern Group Conference

Thursday 8 – Friday 9 November | Rydges Townsville




SSSI Qld Representatives

Roy Somerville                      
Queensland Regional Chair

Angus Scown                    
Queensland SICC Chair

Ewen Sneddon                    
Queensland LSC Chair

Stephen Jess                  
Qld Northern Group Chair

Tom McDonald                  
Qld Central Group Chair

Dale Atkinson                
Qld Young Professionals Chair

Kelly Rischmiller   
Queensland Regional Operations Manager    

Katie Le Miere
Queensland Administration & Events Officer


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