OVERVIEW OF SURVEYING 2018
Surveying 2018 - the national surveying congress - was held in March 2018. Held at the Sydney Novotel Central, it brought together Surveyors from around Australia.
The theme for the congress was 'The Future of the Surveyor', exploring the direction of the surveying profession over the coming years.
Leading industry and government speakers from around Australia explored significant matters and issues affecting the national profession, such as the privatisation of land titles offices, GDA 2020 and digital planning and subdivision portals
Great speakers imparted their knowledge and wisdom. A definite highlight was the Cadastral Leaders panel, which brought together key Surveyor-Generals and Director of Surveys from around the country.
Experts from outside the field of Surveying brought a different dimension to the congress, with speakers such as Dr Anthea Bill, Lead Economist from the Hunter Research Foundation Centre, providing insights into development in NSW. Craig Hamilton's address on mental health issues was an eye-opener for many delegates.
A lot of questions were asked, and a lot were answered. The room was packed with a very positive vibe, and everyone was keen to voice their opinions and ask the important questions.
A lot of new faces were seen. The Congress welcomed a number of Surveyors and key industry people from around the country, including Presidents of interstate associations. These people brought with them new thoughts and ideas, providing their assessment on what does and doesn’t work in their respective states.
A lot of great conversations were had – both during the congress breaks and at the Congress Dinner in Darling Harbour on Thursday night. This dinner gave delegates the chance to catch up, hear the entertaining (and slightly crazy!) Glenn Singlemann and Heather Swann, plus celebrate with the winners of the Surveying Consultancy Excellence Awards.
Glenn Singlemann & Heather Swann