SSSI NSW News - April 2019

March 31, 2019


April 2019

In this issue:


  1. Events News - NSW-ACT Conference 2019
  2. Member Spotlight - 5 Minutes With
  3. Latest Industry Updates
  4. News from Stakeholders and Further Afield

eventS NEWS


Thanks to all who attended on this celebratory occasion where a superb Chinese banquet was enjoyed by all!  It was excellent and most appreciated for their travel and committment with busy schedules that we were joined by SSSI CEO Peter Olah and ISNSW President Tony Proust who gave us their inisghts on global surveying and the changes in the profession over time.  Keep an eye out for more collaborative endeavours including on GSD!

NSW ACT Conference 2019 - save the dateS now!

NSW ACT is pleased to announce that the NSW ACT Conference 2019 will be on September 25th (welcome/satellite) and sessions 26th and 27th in Goulburn whereby the Organising Group is hard at work on plans and stay tuned for more options including to extend your stay - all you need to do now is SAVE THE DATES!

Member Spotlight - Five Minutes with........ Mike Connor


Please give us an idea of your professional background

5 years cadastral, 10 years Civil (Leighton Contractors) and 5 years Fulton Hogan

Tell us what is the most enlightening project that you have been involved in? 

Foxground & Berry Bypass

What is the best thing you’ve experienced since becoming a GIS professional? Dynamic working environments
What are you most looking forward to being a part of in the next six months?

taking on regional role as State Survey Manager

Okay, as a local give us your tips for the best coffee and dining out in your area. Providore, Queens St, Woollahra. Best dining?? Hmm, probably Pizza Moncur – kids love it. so I guess I love it
Finally, with SSSI being a national organisation, what is your favourite holiday destination? Scotland

Mike is the newest member of the NSW ACT Regional Committee and is spearheading the Inaugural Enginerring Surveyors STeering Group Colloquium on May 17th - keep an eye out for more details soon!  

New Members Welcome

A very warm welcome to SSSI to the following new members:

  • Sarvesh Singh
  • Ian Halls

Industry News: Locate19

Monday 8 - Wednesday 10 April 2019 
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
See the FREE Market Day events below - registration is still required to attend Market Day. For more information on Locate19 and to register please visit the conference website.

The Locate19 Market Day will feature more than 40 industry exhibitors and Australian and International delegates from government, academia, commercial and not-for-profit sectors. It will be THE place to meet spatial industry professionals and end-users of innovative technology.

To register to attend the Locate19 Market Day please click here to complete an online registration form. If you would like to register a number of people to attend the Market Day, please email Please note, this will only show you the registration form for the Market Day. If you would like to register for the full conference, please refer to the registration page.

Employment Opportunities

Calling all qualified technical and graduate/registered surveyors and spatial information professionals!

The Construction boom in NSW has seen a large increase in demand for training. TAFE NSW is seeking to increase its number of qualified part-time casual teaching staff to meet this demand across the following Campuses; Newcastle Campus, Ultimo Campus, Wollongong Campus and Riverina Campus.

A number of opportunities exist for part-time/casual teachers who have;

  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116), or capacity to enrol to complete this qualification with the support of TAFE NSW ;
  • For those interested in being part of a support group to complete the above qualification please use the following link and note to click 'Open in New Window': TAE40116 SSSI Support EOI 
  • Hold a qualification in either Certificate III in Surevying and Spatial Information Services (or) Certificate IV in Spatial Information Services (or)  Certificate Iv in Surveying (or) Diploma of Spatail Information Services (or)  Diploma of Surveying; and
  • Have a minimum of 5 years current relevant industrial experience after completion of Certificate III qualification/s.

Be part of a dynamic training environment at one of TAFE NSW's campuses in either Newcastle, Ultimo, Wollongong or the Riverina.

Email your resume and qualifications to: Shane Judd, Industry Relationship Lead: today!

2019 Mentoring Program

SSSI National Young Professionsals Mentoring Program 2019 - seeking Expressions of Interest!

Last year, the 2018 Mentoring Program went off with a bang - mentors and mentees from all over Australia (and a few overseas!) reported that they found so much value from being involved. In 2019, the National Young Professionals Mentoring Program is back, seeking Expressions of Interest from mentors and mentees across Australia and internationally! The 2019 program will run from July to October and involve fortnightly meetings for mentors and mentees, face to face or by distance (over the phone or using Skype, Zoom, and so forth). 

This year’s program will extend the opportunity for mentees to be in their final year of study OR recently graduated and working as a young professional in the field. We welcome mentors from all ages and walks of life who are familiar with the spatial and surveying industry and would like to inspire and pass on their experiences to the people who will shape the future of our industry. 

Please submit your EOI now at: You should receive a confirmation email once your expression has been submitted.

Mentoring and coaching and valuable experiences - if you know anyone in your networks or friends/family, please pass on the details of this program for them to consider. 

Congratulations - SSSI University Prize

SSSI extends our congratulations to the 2018 Prize winner from the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering David Phan , pictured as follows, with on the left Anthony (Tony) Robinson (on left) who is the first Bachelor of Surveying graduate from UNSW (1962). and on the right SSSI member and Senior Lecturer Dr. Bruce Harvey who presented the award. Look for the 2019 annoucement soon!



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