SSSI VIC News - July 2018

June 30, 2018

Please find below information on what is happening at the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute Victoria as of 2 July 2018.


Chair Report

Chair, Land Surveying Commission (Victoria and National)

- Lindsay Perry FSSSI

On behalf of the Regional Committee and Chair, I wish to advise that the Events Calendar for the remaining half of the year is now populated with events, which are also planned for regional areas as well as in Melbourne.  Please see below or visit this link for further details.

Our premier event for the year, the SSSI Victorian Surveying & Spatial Summit will be held on Friday 5 October at the RACV Club in Melbourne, a fine venue. We will be holding a number of streams and Vendors will be able to present their products in the newly renovated Exhibition Area.  Further details will be available soon. We are also currently negotiating a heritage related presentation at another venue on Saturday 6 October, dependant on renovations.

The Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards – Victoria (APSEA-Vic) which recognise individual and business excellence, will be held on the preceding evening of Thursday 4 October. Nomination details will be released shortly.

The RACV Club also has discounted accommodation available to those attending the Summit and wishing to spend the weekend in Melbourne 

The Tasmanian Region will be holding their Surveying and Spatial Conference at the Launceston Country Club in Launceston and will run for a full day on Friday the 14th of September. The TSSC is followed by the Tasmanian Spatial Excellence Awards dinner. There will be also be informal networking opportunities on Thursday night prior to the event.

The theme for the conference is Positioning Property People Now and has been selected to focus on the new positioning paradigm, in particular the opportunities presented by the NPI announcements, and the convergence with the modernisation of digital cadastres and what this all means. These topics have common interest and Victorian members are encouraged to attend and the SSSI Tas Regional Committee look forward to seeing you at this year's event. This is an opportunity to meet with a neighbouring region who have similar issues and problems as we do. Look out for further announcements of the conference program and early bird registrations very soon.

The Victorian Parliament Environment & Planning Committee is currently holding hearings and inviting submissions as part of their inquiry into the proposed commercial leasing of the Titles Office. SSSI is participating in this inquiry with submissions closing at the end of this week.


Events Coming Up 


Save the dates 

SSSI Tasmania Surveying and Spatial Conference 2018 
Theme: Positioning Property People Now  
Friday 14 September 
Launceston Country Club, Launceston TAS

Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards APSEA - Victoria 
Thursday 4 October 

SSSI Victoria Surveying and Spatial Summit 2018
Friday 5 October
RACV City Club 
501 Bourke St Melbourne VIC 3000

Look out also for the Victoria Young Professionals Mentoring Program. More information on this program will be provided soon.


Twilight Seminar
Theme: Embracing Our Smart World
Thursday 5 July 5:30pm - 8:00pm
RMIT Building 56, Level 5, Room 82
115 Queensberry St Carlton VIC 
Register here 

Young Professionals State Library of Victoria Map Room Tour
Theme: Early Exploration of Victoria
Tuesday 24 July 5:30pm - 6:30pm
State Library of Victoria
328 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Register here 
RSVP by Friday 20 July 

Notes: Meet in the Foyer of the Library (main entry on Swanston Street), don’t be late. Sarah Ryan from the State Library will then lead the group to the Map Room. The session is limited to 20 people, so please register in advance.

ISV 2018 Surveying Expo - more information here
Friday 27 July from 8:30am
Encore - St Kilda
St Kilda Sea Baths
10-18 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda VIC 3182


Networking Breakfast Meeting
Monday 3 August

Twilight Seminar 
Thursday 16 August

Regional Seminar (Proposed)
Wednesday 22 August or Wednesday 29 August
Details to be confirmed.

To view the events calendar, click here 



SSSI VIC Representatives


Thierry Demathieu MSSSI                       
Chair, Victoria Region

Lindsay Perry FSSSI                       
Chair, Land Surveying Commission (Victoria and National)

Andrew Bashfield MSSSI
Chair, Spatial Information and Cartography Commission

Chris Bellman MSSSI
Chair, Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry

Frazer Wilson MSSSI  
Chair, Young Professionals 

Richard Syme MSSSI
National Chair, Young Professionals and General Representative    

Mohsen Kalantari MSSSI                       
General Representative

Xuan Zhu MSSSI                      
General Representative 

Su Ling Meimaris  
Victoria Regional Operations Manager    


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