SSSI NSW News – November 2019

October 31, 2019



ACT-LSC Twilight Seminar
A very big thank you to all who participated in this engaging seminar in mid-October.  On behalf of the region Noel Ward presented, to the Office of the Surveyor General, a 1935 linen plan - how far the industry has evolved in such a relatively short expanse of time!!  Deputy Surveyor-General, Greg Ledwidge, is shown below accepting the plan from Noel.
Conference Wrap 2019
We would love your feedback - last chance this week - to secure a $100 CPD voucher: click here
For anyone who is claiming CPD points, whether SSSI or BOSSI, we encourage you to first update your online CPD Record.  The following codes & points apply to sessions:
  • Welcome Reception Key Speaker - SSSINSW 241A (0.5 SP BOSSI or SSSI CPD)
  • Thursday plenary & surveying stream - SSSINSW 241B (5.0 SP & 1.25 CAD BOSSI)
  • Thursday plenary & spatial stream - SSSINSW 241C (6.25 SP BOSSI or SSSI CPD)
  • Friday - both streams - SSSINSW 241D (5.75 SP BOSSI or SSSI CPD).
For those who have requested certificates, thanks for your patience, these will be issued shortly.
Christmas Cruise on Sydney Harbour - 27 November 
Invite colleagues and get together for a special cruise on the Harbour including lunch and a glass of champagne on arrival to toast the Festive Season!  Book now to secure your seat - Reserve here
Celebrate World GIS Day - Breakfast with Don Murray - November 15th

Hear the latest in FME, earn 1.5 SP BOSSSI or SSSI CPD points, network with industry leaders and hear Don Murray on his first Australian visit speak on data integration.

Discount code: GROUPS for bookings of two or more - Click Here!

From CAD to the Moon - 5 December - 2.5 CAD ++

Register here

THE end of year seminar not to be missed!  David Job and Leanne Hiughes with Chris Moy, John Brock and Angus Scown will speak as follows:

  • Audits, Amendments and Boundary Disputes - David Job (Office of Surveyor-General)
  • Easements - avoiding the pitfalls - Leanne Hughes (Office of Surveyor-General)​
  • CPD Requirements & BOSSI Update - Chris Moy (BOSSI CPD Convenor)   
  • Lunar Laser Ranging - John Brock (International Life Member SHS USA) 
  • Mitchell's Map of 19 Counties - Angus Scown (Chief Technology Officer GlobalXTerrain)

Join us from 4.00pm at Cardno Wollongong's spacious seminar room where there will be plenty of time for networking with refreshments provided and you can continue the discussion over an optional dinner.  Register now and for Conference attendees please email; for your special discount.

New Year's Eve - SSSI Sydney Style!

Sydney's most exclusive views, food & beverage without the added price-tag!  Join fellow SSSI colleagues to ring in the next decade with views over Circular Quay, a magnificent dinner plus champagne for night sky views of both the 9.00pm and Midnight fireworks.  For details and bookings click right now as seats are stirctly limited.

Member MOMENTS - 5 Minutes with

Amy Steiger - Special Acheivement Awardee for 2019!
  1. Please give us an idea of your professional background;

I studied environmental science at UOW and got interested in GIS through that, I have been working at Cardno for over 12 years now and have been exposed to a range of environmental, linear infrastructure, civil engineering, urban, planning and geotechnical projects in that time. I currently manage a team of 10 spatial professionals out of Wollongong and am one of our remotely piloted aircraft / drone pilots.

  1. Tell us what is the most enlightening project that you are or have been involved in? ;

My favourite project is Calderwood Valley because it’s been such a large project for our office over so many years and is a local project. I remember doing fieldwork investigating stream order when it was paddocks, creating maps for planned upgrades and I have been out there flying drones. Now with houses popping up everywhere and people moving in, it is different every time I drive past.

  1. What is the best thing you’ve experienced since becoming involved in the industry? ;

The uptake of mobile GIS – it’s so much easier to take digital technology out on site now

  1. What are you most looking forward to being a part of in the next six months?;

Expanding our drone operations and continuing to provide value adds to our projects through web and mobile GIS.

  1. Okay, as a local give us your tips for the best coffee and dining out in your area

Being just around the corner, Toro Robata Sushi is our favourite lunch destination in Wollongong – delicious Japanese food :)

  1. Finally, with SSSI being a national organisation, what is your favourite holiday destination? 

Our family loves our annual trips to the Snowy Mountains. My daughter is 2 and a half and has already been to the snow 7 times!

Note that you can catch-up with Amy at From CAD to the Moon, at Cardno, on December 5th - register now

New rmc committee members welcome
A very warm welcome to new RMC Committee members: Robert Campbell, Austen Pepper, Graham Samuel and Ian Jackson who join the experienced team lead by Co-Chairs Mary-Ellen Feeney and Liz Fulton with Vice-Chair Roshni Sharma. Graham has taken on the role of Treasurer and Robert is also the new Vice Chair of SICC!  Looking forward to the contributions of all RMC members in the year ahead.


Locate20 - Abstracts Now Open!

For details on submitting an abstract and about Conference itself click here
As part of Locate20 in Brisbane we extend our best wishes to our APSEA winners who will proceed to the Oceanic Awards on April 29th.

APSEA Category Winners as follows:

Professional of the Year - Gaby Van Wyk 
Young Professional of the Year - Roshni Sharma 
Women's Leadership - Charity Mundava 
Educational Development - Dr Michael Myers OAM 
Postgraduate Student - Qishuo Gao 
Undergraduate Student - Will Andrews 
VET Student - Natasha Crook                                                                                     

Spatial Enablement (NSW) - Cardno for Broken Hill Interactive Active Transport Plan
Innovation & Commercialisation (NSW) - Land Surveys for City Circle Line Capture Project 
Technical Excellence (ACT) - Jacobs for Pavement Analysis for Hay Street, Subiaco
Technical Excellence (NSW) - Project Surveyors, NDY and Coffey for Circular Quay Renewal 
People & Community (ACT) - FrontierSI for Digital Earth Australia Industry Strategy
People & Community (NSW) - Land Equity International for PMaP7: Participatory Mapping and Planning Sub-Activity No. 7 (part of the Green Prosperity Program) 
Environment & Sustainability (NSW) - NSW Roads & Maritime Services and Jacobs Group  for Windsor Bridge

Congratulations to everyone who entered the APSEAs for ACT and NSW in 2019.  It was wonderful to have so many members and supporters celebrate the occasion.  The full list of Winners and Highly Commended is via this link .

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