Summary of Complaints and/or Disciplinary Action Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Tuesday 19 September 2017 Below is a summary of matters that have come before the Board in recent months. Survey Practice Case 1 The Board received information from DNRM about the survey practices of a consulting cadastral surveyor. The Board appointed an investigator to review four surveys to determine if there was any evidence of […]

3dQLD Roadmap Briefing Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

9 May 2017 The  joint government and private industry Three Dimensional Queensland Taskforce (3dQLD), was tasked with defining a roadmap from the current centuries old land surveying practice and law, to a modernised, efficient system suitable to meet the needs of the 21st century. Modern technology now permits 3D digital positional certainty of property boundaries […]

Certification of Plans Friday, March 31st, 2017

31 March 2017 The Board has recently dealt with a number of matters where the accuracy of the certification on survey plans came into question. A key element of the responsibility that is entrusted to registered cadastral surveyors is the assurance/verification that the survey meets the legislative requirements, including regulations and standards. It is of […]

Surveys Relating to Property Boundaries Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

23 February 2017 Guideline – Surveys Relating to Property Boundaries The Surveyors Board of Queensland has identified that there is uncertainty across both industry and the community in respect to when a registered cadastral surveyor is required to identify a property boundary. This guideline has been distributed to numerous organisations associated with the building and […]

GPS Equipment – Radiocommunications Licensing Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

7 February 2017 The Australian Communications and Media Authority (the ACMA) are seeking to advise the surveying profession about changes to differential GPS and licencing requirements. The Board has been requested to forward the details below for your attention. The ACMA is the federal government regulator for radiocommunications, telecommunications, broadcasting and the internet. As part […]

Renewal of Registration for 2017 Thursday, November 17th, 2016

11 November 2016 The Board takes this opportunity to advise registrants who have not yet submitted the relevant documents and/or paid the registration fee that their registration will expire on 31 December 2016. The Board reminds registrants it is their responsibility to apply for renewal of registration.   If you require a copy of your renewal documents, […]

Board’s Fee and Website Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Monday 6 June 2016 Board Fees In 2015 the Board made application to the Government seeking a fee increase above the yearly CPI adjustment. This was necessary as the Board had operated at a deficit for the past three years and this could not continue. The government recently approved the fee increases. The new registration […]

Graduates – GNSS and Evidence of Progression Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Wednesday 3 August 2016 Surveying Graduates – GNSS equipment and software access  The Board is aware that not all surveying graduates have access to GNSS equipment and software and are facing delays in satisfying the competency requirements against the surveyor competency framework. Three surveying equipment suppliers, Leica – CR Kennedy Trimble – UPG Topcon – […]

Registration Renewals Thursday, December 17th, 2015

17 December 2015 Renewal of Registration for 2016 The Board takes this opportunity to remind registrants who have not yet submitted the relevant documents or paid the registration fee that your registration expires on 31 December 2015. The Board reminds registrants it is their responsibility to apply for renewal of registration.   If you require a […]

Summary of Complaints and/or Disciplinary Action Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Tuesday 16 June 2015 Below is a summary of matters that have come before the Board in recent months. Survey practice and supervision One of the outcomes from a prior Professional Conduct Review Panel hearing for a corporation with a cadastral endorsement was that the Board would randomly monitor the corporation’s plans to confirm compliance […]