SSSI VIC News - November 2018

October 31, 2018

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


Chair Report

Victoria Region 

As this is an election year for the Victorian Regional Committee, your new committee met on October 30th. Lindsay Perry was elected Chair for 2019 and Andrej Mocicka Chair Elect.  We also welcome new committee members in Melinda Borg who has taken on the role of Treasurer, David Kelly who will look after the SIC Commission and Noor Raziq who will be a General Representative. They join continuing committee members Chris Bellman, Frazer Wilson, Geoff Patterson, Mohsen Kalantari, Zita Ultmann who will be looking after Women in Spatial and Thierry Demathieu Past Chair who continues as SSSI Representative on the Surveying Taskforce with Mary Rabling and liaise with Destination Spatial. I would like to acknowledge the efforts of Thierry who signed up many new student members and mentored Zita to encourage her to take on the role of convenor of Women in Spatial.

This is probably the strongest committee at the commencement of a year that we have had for some time, with a blend of experience and new blood, we look forward to helping members get the most out of their involvement with SSSI.

Your committee is holding a planning day on Saturday December 1st to develop a program of activities for 2019  and discuss input on the  Strategic Project Plan for 2018-2019 which is part of the SSSI Strategic Road Map 2018-2021. Further details can be obtained at:-
We are about members helping members and welcome any input and suggestions from members; so please don’t hesitate to contact our Regional Operations Manager Su Ling Meimaris  at with any suggestions you may have for future member events and activities.
Make a date in your diary now for YP Christmas Drinks on Thursday November 15, our Remote Measurement Day on Friday November 16, FOSS4G SotM Oceania 2018 November 20-23, APSEA-Vic Awards on Wednesday December 5 and our end of year SSSI event for members on Tuesday December 11. The first event for next year will be a joint SSSI/ISV Seminar on Tuesday January 22 and don’t forget Locate 19 April 8-10 next year. Further details are available on the SSSI Website. 


Member Highlights

SSSI Victoria are proud to have the following members join/re-join SSSI from October 2018. 

  1. Melinda Borg - Member Re-admission - Spatial Information & Cartography
  2. Kevin Eid - New Member - Engineering & Mining Survey
  3. Nick Manesh - New Member - Land Surveying 
  4. Zachary Conn - Student Member - Spatial Information & Cartography
  5. Jade Thatphithakkul - Student Member - Spatial Information & Cartography
  6. Jonathan Blowfield - Student Member - Engineering & Mining Survey and Land Surveying
  7. Thomas Palfrey - Student Member - Engineering & Mining Survey
We have many new members whose applications are being processed and we will announce them in the coming months. 


Events Coming Up 



Thu 15 - SSSI Young Professionals Christmas Drinks at Captain Melville - click here

Fri 16 - SSSI Victoria Remote Measurement Seminar and Field Day/ Networking Lunch - click here 

Tue 20 - Fri 23 - FOSS4G SotM Oceania - click here 


Sat 1 - SSSI Victoria Planning Day  

Wed 5 - Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards - Victoria

Tue 11 - Members End-of-year event


Mon 14 (tbc) - Women in Spatial/ Industry GOLF Day - more details soon

Tue 22 - Joint SSSI-ISV Seminar to be held at CR Kennedy  

APRIL 2019

Mon 8 - Wed 10 - Locate 19 Melbourne Convention Centre, Melbourne




Safeguarding Home Solar Savings From Overshadowing - click here

Planning fees regulations amended - click here

Victoria Planning Provisions Amendment VC154 - click here



Lindsay Perry                      
Victoria Regional Chair


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