SSSI QLD News – August 2019

July 31, 2019
Chair's Report – Paul Reed
Membership Renewals

One last reminder for our members that renewals are now due! If you haven't received the invoice in the mail or the email reminder, please contact

Griffith University Awards

SSSI Queensland proudly supports a number of academic awards for students of surveying and spatial science. Angus Scown, Peter Kinne and I recently attended the Griffith University Awards evening to recognise these students' outstanding academic achievements. The winners were:

SSSI Qld GIS Prize
Sian Taylor, Lara Keller and Nicolas Breness Horvilleaur​

SSSI Qld Remote Sensing Prize
Lorena Garcia Woortmann

SSSI Queensland is very proud to support our future professionals.

Survey Plan Submission

In regards to Survey Plans that have been corrected after initial lodgement with DNRME, in particular, plans that have had a post registration correction, I would like to remind my surveying colleagues to please consider providing any updated plans to GlobalX so that they can update the records of the Surveyors Trust plan archives. This includes updated DP and Identification plans which may otherwise not be automatically replaced in the GlobalX database.

As always, if you have any queries, concerns or suggestions on SSSI Queensland or a surveying or spatial science matter you need assistance with, you are most welcome to contact me on

Qld Surveying & Spatial Day
Registration is now open!

We are pleased to invite you to register for our flagship Southeast Queensland event, the Surveying & Spatial Day, taking place on Friday 18 October 2019 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. 

The conference is an excellent opportunity to hear from a diverse range of speakers, while seeing the latest technology from our suppliers and networking with colleagues.

Full registration offers great value as it includes a tour of the new Museum of Lands, Mapping Surveying the evening prior, all conference sessions and the Spatial Excellence Awards Dinner.

Earlybird rates are available if you register before Wednesday 18 September, as well as a group discount for multiple registrations. 

For more information or to register, please click here.

Call for Abstracts

Why not consider presenting your latest project or research at the conference? Our committee is looking for presentations from across the industry.

Accepted speakers receive a discounted registration rate! Please visit the Qld Surveying & Spatial Day webpage for more information and to submit. 

Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards

Just a reminder nominations close soon for the Qld Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards, co-hosted with our partner organisation SIBA|GITA.

Take the time to recognise the outstanding achievement of a colleague or nominate a great project your organisation has recently undertaken.  We often get caught up in the hectic nature of our workplaces and it really is worthwhile stopping for a moment and celebrating successes!

More details on the categories and how to nominate is at

Event Sponsorship

Would you like to profile your organisation amongst an engaged, relevant audience of surveyors and spatial professionals? Sponsorship opportunities are available for Surveying & Spatial Day, APSEA-Q and Central Group & Northern Group Conferences.

We are happy to create a tailored package for you or click here for the available opportunities.  Contact Katie in the Queensland office to discuss!

Events Coming Up 

South East Asia Survey Congress 2019
Darwin Convention Centre | 15–18 Aug 2019 | More information and to register

SSSI YP & ICSM GDA2020 Webinar Series
Online 4 part series | 21 Aug - 28 Nov | More information and to register

Cadastral Reinstatement Workshop
Brazier Motti Office, Townsville | 16 Aug 2019 | More information and to register 

Qld Surveying & Spatial Day & APSEA-Q
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre | Fri 18 Oct | More information and to register 

Central Group Conference
Gladstone Events Centre | Thu 31 Oct – Fri 1 Nov | More information and to register

Northern Group Conference
Novotel Oasis Cairns | Thu 21 – Fri 22 Nov | More information and to register

To view recordings of our past webinars, less than 1 year old, click here.
To view FREE recordings of our SSSI ECPD archive (Members Only area) click here. 


SSSI Qld Representatives

Paul Reed                    
Queensland Regional Chair

Angus Scown                    
Queensland SICC Chair

Dale Atkinson                   
Queensland LSC Chair

Graham Jensen                  
Qld Northern Group Chair

Andrew Jensen              
Qld Central Group Chair

Michael Topp & Marvin Lei               
Qld Young Professionals Co-Chairs

Katie Le Miere  
Queensland Regional Operations Manager    

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