WA Region News – October 2020

October 27, 2020

Welcome to the October 2020 WA Geomessage. We hope all our members are safe and well. 

Just a reminder, SSSI WA is seeking feedback on your interest in attending a face-to-face event towards the end of 2020. This year, almost all our events have been held online (and thank you for your support of these) In WA, we are very fortunate that restrictions are lifting and at this stage, there is a possibility SSSI WA could convene a face to face event towards the end of the year.

In order to organise an event which provides value to our spatial and surveying community, we are seeking your feedback regarding what this event should look like. Please take a few moments to complete this survey. To complete the survey click here

2020 SSSI NSW & WA Conference


SSSI NSW & WA regions are this year holding a joint annual regional conference as an Online Seminar on Monday 30 November 2020 from 9:00am - 2:00pm (Perth time).

The theme is geospatial data and applications for climate change and disaster management (CCDM).  Sessions will concentrate on Government, Emergency Management, Digital Innovation and Surveying, with a focus on case studies, technologies and interactive engagement. Conference Sessions will be interspersed with Interactive Networking Sessions in ‘Virtual Break Out’ rooms and Student Lightning Talks.

The full program will be released soon... but registrations are now open

The event is being held as part of a broader five day conference series on Climate Change and Disaster Management: Technology and Resilience in a Troubled World (30 November - 4 December 2020). Join for other days such as Tutorial Tuesday or see academic research on related subjects Wednesday through Friday.


It has been a challenging year for all - we need some good news! SSSI WA is keen to celebrate the regional winners of the 2020 WA Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards (APSEA).

Many thanks to all those individuals and companies who submitted nominations - l;et's get together to celebrate our profession. 

SAVE THE DATE for Monday, 30th November, 2020 for the WA APSEA Presentation. The event will be an informal celebration and will commence from 5pm. More details are to come

SSSI National Webinar series 

SSSI is committed to delivering a lively and robust CPD program. SSSI is proud of its National Webinar Series. Showcasing national and international speakers discussing relevant topics of interest to the spatial and surveying professions. 

To see a list of all upcoming Webinars click here

Don't forget to check out what is on offer via our eCPD 



Join us for our monthly WA Land Surveying Commission Meetings

SSSI members and friends are welcome to attend the monthly SSSI WA Land Surveying Commission Meetings. These meeting are held via Zoom from 5:30pm on the last Tuesday of each month. 

Join us to hear updates from SSSI, Landgate, the LSLB and of course to discuss current surveying issues and trends. If you would like further information about these meetings, please contact johanna.gastevich@sssi.org.au 

These meetings are recorded and cadastral points can be claimed for watching the meetings - this offer is available to SSSI members only. If you would like to view past recorded meetings, please email johanna.gastevich@sssi.org.au 



Thanks again for your continuing membership and support of SSSI over the past year. With restrictions in WA lifting, we hope to organise a face-to-face event soon!



Johanna Gastevich
WA Regional Operations Manager

Darren Mottolini                 
WA Regional Chair


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