Geo Message (October 2011)

Inside SSSI

The LSC National Committee held a teleconference on the 25th October 2011. The general business section of the meeting was particularly interesting as it included robust discussion on:



Anyone for Tennis?

In late September 2011 SSSI Head Office received the following email from the ITF:
“The International Tennis Federation has recently launched an "ITF Recognition" programme for tennis court surfaces, by which surfaces are tested according to methods for evenness, slope and planarity, dimensions, etc., following which the client receives an ITF Recognition certificate. The ITF is urgently seeking surveying companies throughout Australia who could undertake this work. How can I reach to your members with this message?"


The Chair of the LSC replied: 

“The LSC has divisions in each State of Australia. Each Division has representatives on the LSC National Committee who in turn can communicate directly with their respective State surveying members. Can I suggest that you might like to provide me with a brief of just what the work may entail or a web site contact that details the work?  I can then communicate this information directly to the various States.”


Watch this space in this regard.


Recent Events

Update on the activities of the PLRA

The PLRA is the Property Law Reform Alliance. 

SSSI is represented on the PLRA by the Chair of the LSC – John Minehan
The PLRA comprises a diverse group of property professionals that includes representatives from the Law Societies of NSW, Victoria and South Australia - Property Council of Australia - Australian Institute of Conveyancers - Institute of Quantity Surveyors - Australian Property Institute - Urban Development Institute of Australia National Community Titles Institute - Real Estate Institute of Australia - RICS Oceania - Spatial Industries Business Association - Master Builders Australia. 



Who is SUE and what has SUE been up to?

The SUE (Subsurface Utility Engineering) Project is developing an Australian Standard for the mapping of underground utilities.

The Development of SUE


Next month’s Geo Message will provide details of the Development Committee Nominating Organisations involved, IT-036 Committee member responsibilities, IT-036 expected outcomes, content development to date, the Intent of IT-036 and the possible impact of IT-036 on the average punter.


Upcoming Events

A Surveying Conference for Surveyors – developed by Surveyors and presented by Surveyors. The SSSI Land Surveying Commission National Conference will be held in Melbourne from18-21 April 2012. The theme of the Conference is “Expanding on Tradition” and the venue is “The Sebel” at Albert Park. National issues that impact in the day to day practice of Surveying will be presented including but not limited to:

The venue is locked in and an Accompanying Persons program has been arranged
On the closing day as part of Australian Heritage Week there will also be a focus on heritage related topics and an ISA Reunion.

A call for papers is about to issue and Sponsorship Packages are being prepared.


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